Non-Stop Road

Lots to go through in this post; but let me start with something less relevant just to get the ball rolling.

 

Today’s title is brought to you by an anime airing this season called “Natsuiro Kiseki” (A Summer-Coloured Miracle), quite a nice title with a nice slice-of-life storyline; and awesome voice actors who perform the opening and ending themes – I’ve always liked how Japanese anime like to get the voice actors of the main characters to also perform the music for that anime (the most well-known for doing so is probably “K-On”). Nevertheless I really like the song, here’s the opening clip:

 

Return to Soul Purpose I

On Friday we were asked to return to Soul Purpose, to see how things were going and to see how each of us ex-leaders were doing. Well I’m impressed, the congregation grew to like 100; not sure if it was because it was the last day of term, and that attracts more people; I’m doing statistics on this anymore, I’m retired from that haha!

 

Well they didn’t seem to be running things any different from the way we did it, still some funny games; today’s one was feeding a person donuts hung on a string. A bit different from Matthew’s games where injury was more than 50% likely to occur haha! Kenny gave a talk about time; yeah the quality of talks at Soul Purpose has obviously increased ever since Kenny took over from the last speaker, ie, me. I haven’t given a talk in ages; but I suppose if you made me do a lecture on the Christian Living posts on this blog then yeah maybe I can get somewhere.

 

The music team was really good, later they told us they didn’t practice much so yeah pretty proud of how that turned out. So many new faces I didn’t know, the leaders in particular. They were the year 10s from last year; the only grade which didn’t have any attendees last year; we like had this weird grade gap back then and good thing they’ve managed to fill it in this year. I would of course question the quality of the leaders but I guess enthusiasm should be first priority when numbers are an issue. The crowd was rather well behaved which is good; and so many people came, yeah I said that already.

 

I saw Rebecca again today she just waved at me, I didn’t really have anything in particular to say to her as she ushered us ex-leaders to come inside. I also saw that weird Karen girl; I couldn’t remember her name until I saw her again after school; and clearly she didn’t remember mine, calling me the “Kenny-look-a-like” or "the “RICE-guy” as suggested by my RICE T-shirt. Whatever; it was good to see her again too and just as enthusiastic about RICE and Soul Purpose as last year. There were some people I didn’t get to see, like Carina and Stella; I saw that one kid I sort of befriended at the end of last year, this guy that goes to Hillsong; I forgot his name but I could tell he had a sense of enthusiasm as well.

 

After Soul Purpose we all met behind the TLC to have a leaders’ reunion. We met people from the previous year, down to graduation year 2005; consisting of Anna, Livingstone, RICE secretary; I honestly never knew she went to Baulko, I only met her at Livingstone like a few odd years back; I could never remember her as a leader back when we were…year 9? Yeah; oh well. But yes we all met and chatted, shared how we were all going; and because there were so many of us, we ended the afternoon with prayer and then photos. Ms Corfield wasn’t there because she was attending a funeral.

 

But yeah that was our reunion, it was short-lived but perhaps we’ll see more of Soul Purpose in the future; I’ve finally let go of it, I don’t feel any need to go back and help as a guest leader or something, not much point. I have bigger fish to fry in a sense haha! But it was good to see how each of us have impacted Soul Purpose in a way to build it up to what it is today; I’m proud to have been a part of God’s plan for the Christians at our high school!