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christina and i have some cool things happening this summer.

1st of all, we’re taking a group of 10 students out to glace bay, nova scotia for 10 days from june 27-july 7. we’ll be working with dave and shirley sawler who are planting churches in cape breton. we’re really excited about this and it’s so cool to see the students getting excited as well. pray that God would continue to guide our steps.

2nd, we have this amazing opportunity.  for 3 weeks in august we’re heading to europe with greater europe mission to get our feet wet in the area of church planting, or as david fitch puts it, “seeding missional communities.” this is an area that christina and i have felt like the Lord might be leading us towards. we’ll spend the first week in hungary at a gathering of GEM’s church planters from all over europe. awesome. then the second two weeks will be spent walking the streets of paris getting a feel for the people there and getting involved in different things that God is doing there. here’s the kicker, all of our expenses are paid for. flights, trains, food, shelter. it’s paid. cool. so needless to say we’re pretty excited about this. i’ll be talking to the staff at church about this next week so be praying that they are supportive of this incredible chance we have.

it’s a lovely friday. get off the internet and go play.

peace.

there’s a theory going around that my wife’s nonna is actually the pope. i think you would agree. here are some reasons why nonna may be the pope:

1) she’s old.

2) she was born in italy, home of the vatican (coincidence? you decide).

3) she is a catholic.

4) she wears long flowing frocks/dresses/robes.

5) she is bilingual.

as if that isn’t enough, for all you doubters out there, enjoi the pictures.

can you tell who is nonna and who is the pope? neither can i.

i’ve seen a couple good flicks lately and a couple bombs. to begin with, hot rod. when this movie first came out i didn’t even have it on my radar of movies to consider seeing. it just looked terribly corny/predictable. however, recently i’ve heard lot’s of people raving about how funny it is. so, i fell to peer pressure and rented it. whelp, i was correct. it was bloody terrible. rod, played by the dude from SNL, was brutal. such a terrible part. to make matters worse, whoever wrote that script should be beaten with blunt objects. it’s not that i found it dirty or inappropriate, it’s just that it wasn’t at all funny. save your time and forget that this movie ever happend.

last night, christina and i went and checked out ‘run, fatboy, run’. this movie stars simon pegg from shaun of the dead and hot fuzz. it was actually a very good movie! probably the best romantic comedy i’ve seen. pegg is hilarious no matter what role he plays. i would definately recommend checking this movie out.

for old times sake, i look forward to renting shaun of the dead tonight! YES!

peace.

wow.

i’m almost speechless right now.

WOW. WOW!

ok so here’s the scenario. the raptors need to secure 6th spot in the east. they need to. however, going into tonight they are tied with philly at 40-40. this is ok, because toronto has the tie-breaker but but the raps and philly have 2 games left (including tonight). toronto can secure 6th spot with either of the 3 following scenarios: 1 toronto win and 1 philly loss; 2 toronto wins; or 2 philly losses.

toronto won tonight, even though for the most part they played terrible.

so it comes down to philly. if they lose tonight then toronto is guaranteed 6th. however, philly is playing cleveland so they ought to lose! cleveland hits a shot with 8 second left. philly comes right back and hits a shot with only 5 seconds left to take a 90-89 lead. the crowd is going crazy. cleveland calls a timeout. back on the floor. 5 seconds left. the ball is inbounded to, guess who, lebron and he drives the lane but falls and has his shot blocked my dalembert. the ball goes to devin brown who puts up a shot but misses after coming into contact with dalembert. no foul is called and the game ends. philly wins 90-89. the announcers proclaim the victory! the crowd goes crazy! the 76ers run off the court…and clevelands coach runs on the court. he begins to question the ref’s saying that there was a foul on the play. why was there no foul called on devin brown? but the game is over. the ref’s gather around the scorers table. but the game is over. they look at replays for 5 minutes as the teams leave the court. but the game is over. suddenly, the ref’s put down their headsets and call a foul on dalembert with 0.2 seconds left on the clock! the 76ers are called back out of the dressing room and devin brown hits two freethrows to win the game!

cleveland wins!!!

WOW!

toronto locks up 6th!

peace

last night jon gordon and i went to the jays game. $2 tuesday. who can resist? not i. nor jon. anyways, we were in the 5th row up in the 500 level. as far as baseball goes, it was a pretty good game, although the jays lost 9-8. however, this game was unlike any baseball game i’d ever been to.

it all began in the 6th inning. i heard a bunch of commotion coming from the section beside us so i looked over and there were two guys, standing toe-to-toe, right in each others face. people all around them were cheering them on and all of a sudden the two just errupted into a melee of fists. insane. security and cops came running up the stairs and pulled the two apart. (now i should interlude with something here. tickets in the upper bowl are only $2, which means spectators have more money to spend on beer. on top of this i must have seen at least 4 people pouring mickies into their soda bottles. long story short, there were a whole lot of drunk young adults in the upper bowl last night).

moments after the cops dragged those two out i heard more commotion coming from behind me so i turned around. i couldn’t believe it when i saw another fight breaking out! this one was between a young scrawny guy and some dude that looked like he would be fighting in UFC in two weeks! anyways, this particular fight involved more crowd participation because as the two guys were yelling at each other people began throwing bottles. then came the beer! people actually threw cups full of beer! insane! when the cops came to break up this fight someone even threw a mickie at one of the cops. wowzers.

moments after this fight i look, and 6 or so rows behind me another fight broke out, this time between some girls. then dudes got involved! all in all, in the span of about 10 minutes during the 6th inning there were 3 fights!

of course, the evening wouldn’t be complete without one more.

i left the jays game in amazement that night. 4 fights. bottles and beer being thrown at people. mickies being thrown at cops. i felt like i was at a frat party or something. oh, and then a guy who looked as if he was in his late teens got carried out of our section by EMS officers because he drank wayyy too much (we later saw him vomitting outside). sad.

needless to say, next time there is a $2 tuesday jays game, get yourself a ticket!

don’t throw beer at sporting events…remember?

peace.