Thursday, November 19, 2009

A privileged evening...

I had a privileged evening this evening...

First off, I had the privilege of passing this bike ::

Peugeot Carbolite 103_ 01

... to a chap called Ben Thorp aka @benthorp

@benthorpe with his new bike

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

@wcs53 & I

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!


1 comment:

Johnny said...

I'll look forward to that podcast guys



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