Slow posting days

Hey everyone, sorry posting has been slow recently. There is much to tell, but...Anne and I have been sick, Alex finishes school this week, and I am 80 pages into my 120-page MDiv thesis. When the clouds part a little, we'll have more up, including the promised pictures from South Africa. Check back in a few days.


Isn't he handsome?

Alex received his first pair of glasses Friday afternoon. If you see him, make sure you tell him how handsome he looks.


Student leadership weekend

Last weekend saw our whole staff team gather student leaders from campuses all over Portland for our end-of-the-year leadership overnight. We had about 50 students attend, and feedback has been very good.

The whole thing was done in less than 24 hours. Students today have a hard time getting away for a full weekend, so we changed the format a little to shorten it up. We held the retreat in a local hotel, the Lloyd Center Doubletree (very nice!) which gave us a discount on rooms.

As for content, it was a firehose. We had a few speakers, we had seminar times, and we had some workshops for the campuses to talk through their individual plans. We are tryin to move the students more in a direction of "simple ministry" where rather than building a large meeting and hoping to attract non-Christians, they will be actively going to where non-Christians are, and knowing and loving them there.

In my opinion, it was one of the best things we did as a team this year.