Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Been A While

So I guess its been a while since I posted anything so here's an update on the life of Bryan.

I have a new position at Metro Ministries. I am now a Sidewalk Sunday School Divisional leader. This means that I am responsible for one of our 17 Sidewalk Sunday School teams. This includes lesson planning, supervision of staff and interns, and supervision of Sidewalk Sunday School sites. It has been a big step for me but I know if I keep God in first place everything will be all right. SO I am still in Division 16 which is our China Town/ Lower east side Division. But we have a lot of new faces this semester. Our divisional Leader from last semester is now on the leadership team and is only with us one day a week. I also have another part time staff member with us from Taiwan who also works in our Won By One department and one full time staff member who is new to our team. To help out our staff we also have 3 interns 2 from Germany and one from Washington State. SO we are looking forward to a great semester. And in case you were wondering I didn't perish in the snow storm we had in NYC a couple months ago but I did have a close encounter of the tree kind when I was sledding in Central Park. I hope to post some snow pics soon.

Until next time
Serving enthusiastically

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

I Thought This Was Supposed To Be Break Time

Well it’s been an exciting week for me here in NYC. For the first part of the week I was sorting office supplies that were donated to the ministry. We had over 700 boxes to sort and catalogue. Although it sounds tedious it was fun because you never knew what might be in the next box. We got everything you could find in an office supply store: pens, pencils, hi-lighters, notebooks, staplers, glue, finger paint, notepads, picture paper, even paper shredders. So we will be able to use it for our book bag project in the summer and also save some money on office supplies.

Thursday and Friday we had divisional leader training. They are training us to lead the Sidewalk Sunday School teams, which we call divisions. But instead of going through a leadership book we are learning to be leaders by studying the way Christ led. We have to bring a concordance to class and we often look up scriptures that explain how Christ led. An example of this would be when Jesus calmed the storm. The disciples were freaking out and Jesus was sleeping. When they woke up he basically said chill out its just a storm we can deal with it. As a leader it's our job is to be calm and cool and under control even when something isn’t going right and our team is flipping out. The classes have been very good so far.

Thursday night I went to see Stomp. Stomp is an unusual stage show. It's somewhere between a musical a tap dance recital and a percussion concert. You come into the theater and there are metal objects and barrels all over the walls of the stage. The show begins with one guy coming on stage sweeping. He then begins to tap his broom to a rhythm. He is the joined by seven other performers and they continue making rhythmic noises for an hour and forty-five minutes using their hands feet and various objects including lighters, buckets sand garbage cans, barrels and even kitchen sinks. One sequence included rubber tubes that were different lengths so they made different pitched sounds, much like a bell choir. It was a really cool intense show, if you ever get a chance to see it would be worth the money especially if you are into percussion.

Saturday we took an outing to a very large mall an hour outside the city. I was told that it is the fourth largest mall in the USA. It was fun and relaxing to get to every town USA for a while. I found a store that where everything was $7.98. I bought a coat there. I also went and saw Glory Road while we were there. I highly recommend it. It was a great film.

Monday I was able to take out the child I sponsor through our Won-By-One program. We went to Times Square and saw Cheaper by the Dozen 2 and then went to Red Lobster. It was a lot of fun. Most of the kids we minister to rarely if ever get a chance to see a movie in the theater or eat at a sit down restaurant.

Well it’s been a full week.

This week shouldn’t be as action packed I am still hoping it will be fun and educational.

Serving enthusiastically,

Wednesday, January 4, 2006

I Got A Computer!!!!!!!!!!!

That's right! I am Making this entry from my very own laptop computer from my very own bedroom in New York City. Hopefully this means more updates and more frequent pictures.

Well, that's it for now. I just wanted everyone to know that I am Wired.

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