[May 14: GMT London] Been so-mobile lately. Was in Singapore two weeks ago for the AGBC (Assemblies of God Bible College) APTA accreditation visit. Had fun and lots of work. We stayed at Aloha Resort (no beach though) but it was comfy enough for “recharging” purposes. Several meals with AGBC peeps, and kudos to the principal for the A+ hosting then of course to Peter Soh for taking good care of us. Had dinner with Casey and Davina, great time and food (and FEAST memories).
Was in a meeting last week in London for a meeting (WAGF Missions Commission ) – to a large extent, we planned for the World Missions Congress in Manila next year in May. GS Rey was with me, or actually I was with him but he left almost right after the meeting. I took him to Terminal 4 for his flight back to Manila and had lunch together there.
In Oxford since Tuesday to work on my book project based on my PhD thesis. Thanks to Wonsuk & Julie Ma for hosting me and also to DJ, one of the resident scholars at OCMS. Good to be back after almost seven years! As expected, the streets are still recognizable and iconic landmarks considering its very long history but some known places to me are gone: Radcliffe Infirmary (Florence Nightingale used to work in this hospital), the small post office/candy store called “Gimbles” at North Parade, Robert Dyas near Westgate, Alder’s now replaced by Primark and also C & A now NEXT Outlet, Sommerfield in Summertown now Tesco Express.
I also walked through Summertown, Marston Ferry Road, Frideswide School now part of Cherwell where Justin studied. Took a quick look at 39 Charlbury Road . . . look the same. Went to 100 Woodstock Road but no one was around (I was supposed to call first not just show up, but I took the chance anyway).
Last night I was able to book an appointment with Drs Gordon and Ann Johnson (sorry for the surprise). Had a comprehensive update of what happened to the rest of the “gang,” the North Oxford Study Group.