I had a privileged evening this evening...
First off, I had the privilege of passing this bike ::
... to a chap called Ben Thorp aka @benthorp
I met Ben at the Emerging Church gathering that Stewart organised a while back. I was a pleasure to pass on the Carbolite to him... knowing he was in the market for a road bike. I know he'll cherish it as much as I do my BSA.
I was also privileged to meet William Stanger aka @wcs53
He is a really refreshing voice in the Salvation Army. He ministers with his wife Pamela in a town with a population of 12,000... which is 2 hours from anywhere (6 hours from Toronto). They are doing things that a different from the "traditional" Salvation Army... more missional, community driven work... and have a real humble pioneer spirit. It was awesome to meet him albeit I would have preferred to do so under better circumstances (he was over in Scotland because his 95 year old granny had died). I found him wonderfully refreshing... a real "like mind".
I hope to interview him for the something beautiful podcast... because his is a story that needs to be heard... especially for likeminded Salvationists who will appreciate an alternative to the norm.
It was also a pleasure to meet William's mum & dad... who came to Starbucks near the end of the conversation with Bruce & Isobel Smith... who are the officers at Airdrie and are dear friends (Isobel is William's sister).
Its been a good evening!