Wednesday, December 31, 2008
... called family, waited to ring in the New Year with them (it's only 3.00pm here in Arizona)
So I guess it's not too early to say, HAPPY NEW YEAR to all my friends and family and fellow bloggers!! Wishing you all the best in 2009
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
So... it snowed today... for the first time this winter...
The snowflakes were so big and beautiful that all staff members paused and enjoyed the first snow... but there's no telling what happens when Metro people get excited :) (watch below)
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
We had some durian ice-cream which had a very interesting flavor (I should say flavors)... Did some research on the internet and there're many descriptions that I will leave out but if you're interested just visit Wikipedia
Monday, November 10, 2008
So here's what happened -
my wonderful interns Ken (Germany) and Sara (Switzerland) have developed a new kind of sport in the course of their training at Metro Ministries.
Ladies & gentlemen!
Monday, October 27, 2008
2) Still waiting for my green card. The sooner I get my work authorization permit the sooner I'd be able to drive again. It's hard to be part of a bus ministry and not be able to drive.
3) We've had a lot of persecution rising up in my Sidewalk Sunday School area. For weeks, we've had ladies come and disturb peace telling kids not to listen to us, that we hate them and that we're not Christians at all. They're so loud that it makes it almost impossible to continue teaching the lesson. We've tried to reason with them but they walked away promising to do anything so we can't come back.
4) Next Friday is Halloween. Please pray for peace on sites and protection for Sidewalk Sunday School staff & interns as well as those who're going on visitation that Friday.
Monday, October 20, 2008
This week our team has thrown an ice-cream party for our Sidewalk Sunday School kids.
One of our games was "Create Your Own Sunday" - kids really got a kick out of that :) - and then they got to eat their own creations.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
(Pastor Bill was really surprised. In his own words, "I can't believe all of y'all could keep your mouths shut for this long")
(birthday cake: "Which bus is the best bus?")
(as any Metro event the party would not be complete without a play by Gloria)
(looking through the Memory Book we've created for Pastor Bill)
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Meet Taheem & Starr - my amazing and wonderful helpers. I've met them one day on visitation in the front of their building. They asked if they could come with me... we asked their parents and they've been helping every week ever since.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Our team had to say good-bye to Christfried who is now the leader of his own Sidewalk Sunday School team in the Bronx. I am very grateful for the 2 years that I got to work with him.
So our new team was Tania & me ... Praise the Lord for the interns who come from all over the world for 4 months to learn to do inner-city ministry and the principles of bus ministry and Sidewalk Sunday School. Below is the picture of our new Fall 2008 ministry team (minus me since I'm taking the picture):
We had our challenges going into this semester. There've been a lot of shoot-outs in Far Rockaway and almost every area where we do Sidewalk Sunday School is covered by police neighborhood watch stations.Though necessary to prevent further crime they're also preventing children fromn coming outside. However we had a great week with 611 people in attendance.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
... The result?? - A progressive-backwards-one-thing-only-dinner (how about that?)
We started off with a dessert at Coldstone Creamery that serves ONLY ice-cream... ... and then moved on to the main course at S'Mac - a little place that serves ONLY mac-n-cheese
Our next stop that was meant to be a hummus ONLY place for an appetizer got cancelled because of heavy rain :(
Here is however a fun clip from that night for your entertainment
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Ladies and gentlemen,
I am sad to announce the passing of the last bite of the pumpkin roll into abyss of our stomachs.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
So here're a few pictures from Vegas