September 25, 2004

Emergent in Malaysia ... baby steps


At first I thought could it just be me? I dont't think I'm the only guy who resonates with a big chunk of the stuff in Emergent Village right?

Then some emails exchanges transpired. The next thing is three of us young men met up - three pretty good looking I must say (all praise to the creator! *grin*) Three coming from quite different starting points but with common questions and apparently converging on a similar journey and of course one must mention some interests sparked by Brian McLaren and NT Wright and some other cross-interests here and there (actually there was a fourth one - most "cool" looking chap actually was and still is stuck in UK at the moment, we await thy return oh philosopher).

We lay silent for some time ... but began blogging (or tried to) but the emails, the phonecalls, and whenever possible face to face meetings but usually separately. A five guy somehow got "included" ... then later started blogging I had the honour of meeting him for the first time today ... we tried hard to try to meet together but then ... it was just typical Malaysian schedules (read - busy! - for all sorts of reasons) I also noticed the lack of female participation here and I was the only pastor (which I didn't mind)

And then off I went to UK and then later Germany for a month this year. Upon my return I just did a jump first, fear later and we finally fixed a meeting and asked some interested females and other friends to meet up ... had interest even coming from those who read this blog.

Some could make it, others said maybe the next round, one fell sick and others due to other reasons. I was happy three wives turned up (that increased female participation immediately together with another three ladies! Thus a total of 6) One Toddler and one baby were eaves dropping ... and the 6 of us guys
(wow! it's the number 12 for adults! )

Not bad for a start ... let's see what's going to happen when we meet again in November 6.

Now, I have 101 things I'm reflecting on ... all in all ... Thank you, Lord. My heart is full of gratitude as well as a load of questions to ponder.

Posted by sivinkit at September 25, 2004 09:33 PM

Yay!... first step of a thousand miles journey. Thanks for the pics. See you all in Nov 6th!

Posted by: Gobi at September 26, 2004 12:35 AM

whoah! i got my beautiful feet captured online! :)

Posted by: alwyn at September 27, 2004 07:58 AM
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