Sunday, February 26, 2006

a week of activities

historically, the times when students are off from school have been times of rest for us. but we're finding that in international student ministry, those can be the busiest times of all!

this past week was reading week at concordia and mcgill, but it was the busiest week of the year! we had a house guest for the first weekend; a friend whom we met at the international christmas camp dropped in from ottawa. he joined us for the international student lunch and bible study on saturday, then a trip to the high lights festival on sunday (complete with ice skating). tuesday was movie night (anne of green gables). thursday was a big sushi making party; see some great photos here. and the following saturday was the international student lunch, this time followed by a free-wheeling discussion on whatever questions people had about God and faith. interspersed, i also managed to preach 3 times. it was all a great deal of fun, but i'm a little tired. :-)

next weekend, b and n will head off to a youth conference, while m and i will take some (much needed) time away together. should be a great time!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

something old, something new

the new year has brought new activities! b is running track for the first time in her life — and enjoying it. in her first meet, she finished 1st in her 60m heat, 1st in the 200m, and 2nd in the 60m final. she even picked up a stray 6th in the long jump, an event she hasn't even trained in; if she'd gone another half a metre, she'd have won it! she'll be running in the city championships in just over a week.

n continues with the violin, but for the first time, she's participating in a youth orchestra. she's looking forward to performing at a concert in may (an event that will likely merit its own blog article and photos).

so some things change. and some things don't. both girls finished on the honor roll again, with n tied for 2nd in her class and b tied for 1st. yes, i know i'm bragging, but that's what proud fathers do. it's my job. :-)