|YC Alberta 2016|
When I was in the business world I hated trade shows. I found them so tiring and boring, but with Alpha I actually enjoy them - shows like Break Forth, Missions Fest and YC. Although I am a natural introvert, somehow I put on another face, so to speak, and enjoy speaking, even bantering, with all sorts of guests at these shows. The difference, I suppose, is that these people are family; even those I've never met before. They are brothers and sisters in Christ.
Most of next week, starting Tuesday, I'm in Calgary at the Christian and Missionary Alliance General Assembly. Another booth, although apparently much smaller, with delegates not only from Alberta but from across the country. One of the special events I'm hoping to attend there is a dinner for chaplains. Although Alpha Canada has a team, John Kreklo and his wife Roxana specifically devoted to prison ministry, I still have a heart for that area, having run Prison Alpha for a few years, back in the day. I'm hoping to make some new contacts in that area.
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June 11 we are presenting an Alpha Lab at Beulah Alliance Church. This is a training event lasting from 9 AM to 3 or so in the afternoon.
June 12 I'm at St Paul's Anglican Church in Edmonton for a presentation on my ministry in Alberta.
On top of all that, we are in the middle of a move. Well, we've moved already - we're just in the middle of cleaning and unpacking, although I must admit that Eva, my wife, is bearing the brunt of that work.
Later in June Eva and I plan to take a brief holiday for some much needed rest. We're driving to Vegas. It's a long drive, but as I've said before, I love driving, and a drive is as good as a rest.