We had a wonderful weekend!  On Saturday our community spent the day together.  We played and prayed.  One of the things we talked about was how we would become a 3 o’clock in the morning community.  What that basically means is: how can we develop the kind of relationships where you can phone anyone at 3 in the morning if you have a problem. 

We played some serious volleyball, swam and ate some South African braai (barbeque).  It’s always good to hang out in settings like this.  Yesterday we had our service and almost fifty guests pitched at our gathering.  We dedicated one of our children to the Lord and there were family and friends everywhere.  Dedicating children is a big deal in our community; we try to take Jesus’ words seriously when He told us not to hinder the little ones.  I’ve done a lot of dedications before, this one was special.  I think the reason for that is that I’m now a dad myself.

After the service we had a great lunch with the family and we watched the cricket game between South Africa and New Zealand.  South Africa won.  Today I met with Helen, Helen works for Oasis in the UK – we had a great conversation about the poor.  After our meeting I studied the book of James and read Bono on Bono.  God is good.