Having a look back over some of my recent photos reminds me of some events that haven’t yet been blogged.
One of those events was New Word Alive.
In case you don’t know already, New Word Alive, or NWA as all the cool kids call it, is a big Christian conference that runs around Easter every year.
This year they had David Cook teaching from Acts, a multitude of other speakers, including Carl Trueman, Archbishop Ben Kwashi, Mike Reeves, Graham Daniels, Steve Casey and Tim Chester, and the worship was led by Bob Kauflin.
But on top of all that (and the reason that I got to go) was a huge student track. About seventy students from the three unis I work with were there, and it was fun to get to hang around with some of them a little more, including meeting a few of the girls every day to chat through what they had been learning. I also spent some time hanging out on the UCCF stand in the exhibition hall, chatting to various interesting people, but the extra, unexpected joy of the week came through the third job – being a steward.
Wearing a bright, yellow vest. Handing out worksheets. Finding the parents of a lost child. Showing people to seats. Stacking chairs.
It doesn’t sound like fun. But it really was. Probably mostly because of the other people who were doing it too. A fun team makes for a fun time.
In summary: loving the fluorescent power.