Sunday, September 13, 2009

Party in the graveyard

This afternoon we had an interesting experience. The local community had organised a barbecue under the trees to celebrate the coming of the autumn leaves. Oddly enough it took place at the side of the local graveyard! The food was delicious - lots of local produce. Obviously we stood out as the newcomers. It's normal to do a brief self-introduction at the beginning so now everyone there knows who we are. We had good conversations with folks around us and one or two others came over specifically to chat. All in all it was an encouraging time. So much of these early months here is just about being visible in the community and taking the opportunities to get to know people. Who knows where they might lead?

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