Kay and I met in the Manchester, England airport. I have flown 14 hours from Singapore via Amsterdam. Kay had flown about 10 hours from Orlando via JFK. And our planes landed a little over an hour apart. It really worked! I was able to remain in the arrival gate area and meet up with Kay. We went through immigration and other entry stuff together.
We are a party of 5. We rented a “7” person “minivan” since we knew we would have luggage. The emphasis should be on the “mini”, not the “van” part. It was really tight but we made it.
We are in Nottingham, England, staying in dorm rooms at the University of Nottingham. There are about 1,200 people at the European All-Staff Conference.
Yesterday, to stay awake until evening, we wondered around the town of Nottingham, especially in the Nottingham Castle area. I’ve uploaded photos of our first day at
Why are we here? This conference of all the staff in Western Europe happens every 4 years. This is a tremendous opportunity to spend time with Yvan, Wouter, Andreas, Roger, and others who work together to build effective internet ministries. Last February, we met with internet ministers from Europe. See http://www.flickr.com/photos/orangejack/94666954/.
This is a great opportunity to fellowship, plan, pray, and dream together. Thank you for your partnership allowing Kay and me to be involved in lives of our staff around the world.