Sep 082007
 

We were at a concert tonight in St John’s Church in Hamilton. The African Children’s Choir were playing.

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When you hear some of the stories of their early years it’s quite heart-breaking. But listening to them now it’s great to hear the hope that is in their voices. We were remarking that their globe-trotting is obviously influencing future career ambitions. There were a fair few wannabe pilots and air stewards. I don’t doubt that many of them will go on to achieve some of these ambitions and it’s a testament to the hope that they now have that they can set their sights on such careers.

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It would be easy to be cynical and suggest that it’s a slick promo for fundraising – albeit for an excellent cause. But beyond that it’s an investment in the future for the countries and peoples these kids represent and that has to be worth supporting.

Oh yes, and they’re very good too. The concert was excellent.

Aug 292007
 

Last week I was part of the crew at Nexus and, as so often happens at these things, got roped in to all sorts of stuff. The ‘highlight’ had to be performing live, on stage, at the Clyde Auditorium in front of 1000+ kids and parents. Not that you saw me – I was a bear and a camel, at the same time!! We’re talking puppets here, at the children’s show, by Duggie Dug Dug.

I also ended up, along with Kenny, as a photographer during worship on Saturday night. Nexus has now updated its Flickr album with photos from the event. The ones towards the end, taken from the balcony of the Clyde Auditorium, are mine. I’m no David Bailey, but I’m rather chuffed with my new camera and its abilities.