Went up the mountain to Engage 2010 last weekend. It was a beautiful weekend, with clear cold nights and crisp sunny days. I was a bit out of it most of the weekend, so found it a bit hard to get a grasp on the talks and as a whole. But from what I could hang onto they were thought-provoking; what stuck in my head is that we should work for good, and live as God’s people in the world together, not isolated from one another.
That sense of community and fellowship was really strong in the house we stayed in over the weekend.
There were 17 of us, not all from Wild Street, staying in this lovely house called Greenhills at Blackheath.
Lisa and Dave had organised all the delicious food beforehand, and there always seemed to be people ready to help prepare and cook.
There was enough space that you could lie in the sun, or play pool, or toast marshmallows, or just sit around and chat.
It was just a great weekend building on existing friendships, making new ones, serving one another and hearing God’s word. It’s been a long time since I’ve come home from a conference weekend and wished I was still there, but I definitely felt it this time!