Monday, July 09, 2007


Internet friends made real

I met Bogdan (center) here on this blog. And then I met him again in Korea!

Saturday, July 07, 2007


Let's do the CM 2007 dance!

I think I can speak for several thousand people when I say that the twice daily CM 2007 dance breaks were a highlight.

Now you have a chance to see it for yourself...

I am a little disappointed that it's not the footage from the first day, when the main dancer was dressed like an angel. But it's still great! I am going to take a little break right now and do the dance myself.

p.s. Does anyone have footage of the last night's taekwondo?


They like us, they really like us

The fine folks at "Zondervan >To the Point" included an article this week on CM 2007 and a link to our english site and this blog.

Here's a link to their write up.

And, if you want to subscribe to their newsletter, here's another.


New and Old Friends

One of the great things about CM 2007 was having a lot of old friends together with new friends. I saw people every day that I know and love, and simultaneously met new people... friends of friends, or just people with whom I had an enormous amount in common.

Here are some pictures that show what I mean....

In this picture you can see me, Zoran, John, Josip and Allison. John and Allison are stinters in Croatia from our region, and Zoran and Josip are students in Rijeka, Croatia. As you can see we are having a good time, laughing together.

Hanging out in the same group are our good buddies Taylor and Alexis, as well as an unaccountably beautiful woman named Krista who also happens to be my wife!

Also in attendance at our impromptu get-together were Sunny, Sarah and Ken. Sunny is on stint in Croatia, Sarah is finishing up a year as an intern in the United States, and Ken is a good friend who was on stint with me in East Asia and is starting grad school this fall.

Also in the circle are Kristian and Ines from Croatia, as well as Taylor's twin sister, Taylorella. She's the good twin, and Taylor is the evil one. :)

Malisa and Adena happened by as well, so they met everyone except for Zoran, who was staring intently at the camera and could not be disturbed.
Every day was like this. You got to hang out with people you knew, and people they knew, and people who knew the people that they knew. It was like having an enormous party at your house, except that it was in South Korea and you were only allowed to invite 18,000 people. I loved it.
I have a lot more to share, but there are some initial thoughts about the week!

Thursday, July 05, 2007


On our way home!

CM07's main conference ended with an enormous BANG last night! There were taekwondo presentations, a Mongolian beat box guy and a lot of inflatable CM2007 balls in the crowd. It was an amazing time. Right now I'm in the Busan airport, using the free internet. When I get back to America I'll upload some of our pictures and share some thoughts about this amazing week together with brothers and sisters from around the globe!

Be praying for the many conference participants who are headed straight from conference to a summer mission of some sort, and for safe travels for everyone!

It was great to meet you all in Korea! I look forward to seeing you again as we work together to make sure that everyone knows someone who truly follows Jesus.

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