Firsts

Posted on Posted in 2008, Family News, Ministry News

Life is full of “firsts”. Personally, I like new things. There is an excitement surrounding the unknown and finding new potential.

Yesterday, Nina made her first attempt at putting on make-up by herself. We don’t think Sophia appreciated Nina’s foray into her make-up drawer, but then again, this father wants to know why his eight-year-old daughter has a make-up drawer! It was a nice first for Nina, who also raided her sister’s ballet clothes.

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Last week, we had another first. The church we partner with is looking for ways to reach further into the local community. One avenue we are exploring is a partnership with the local YMCA. One possibility is a “conversation cafe” where patrons can freely come and go and speak English. The first trial run was dubbed “Peter’s Cafe” and was a fun time of serving coffee and cakes and speaking lot’s of English with the patrons.

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Overall, it was a success in terms of seeing the potential. I enjoyed serving up the coffee and cake, though have no desire to begin a new career as a barista. Hanging out and talking with people was a blast. Loved the chance to let Jesus shine though me. Now we are praying about if, how and when we should move forward.

Why don’t you go out and make a new “first” this week!