The last 48 hours have been a long time – saying goodbye to family and lots of work and meetings Friday morning, in the airport Friday afternoon, fly overnight Friday to arrive in Cape Town, South Africa, for the Third Lausanne Congress by 10am. I’ve then tried to stay awake all day so as not to get out of sync on the body clock – I’m tired more due to the length of journey than the time difference (which with BST is only 1 hour!).
Having registered and ticked all the boxes it was nice to have a wander down to the Waterfront this afternoon and then enjoy a delicious burger and spicy chips at the Docks Restaurant (one I thoroughly recommend, great food, good service and a cheap price).
I’m looking forward to the Congress beginning tomorrow, although slightly in awe of how 4,200 church leaders will be united around meaningful action in 8 days time. Tomorrow my day starts with four and a half hours of training for the Table Group Leaders (the conference has over 400 small groups through which every person will get to participate and share their views on key topics) and then the actual Congress starts in the afternoon.