I conducted a music reflection day at the Pathways Christian Centre in Pomare a month ago. Thanks to Andrea and all those involved. I appreciated the openess of your sharing.
I sang 'On the Road to Passchendaele' at the National War Memorial in Wellington for the 90 year commemoration of the battle on Oct 12th. It was a moving and beautiful ceremony to remember the fallen soldiers of such a tragic campaign.
I was in Alexandra for a concert on Oct 14th and visited church communities in Omakau, Roxburgh, St Bathans and St John school in Ranfurly, Holy Family in Wanaka, and St John the Baptist in Alexandra. Thanks to Fr Pat McGettigan and Billie Tohill for the invitation and hospitality during the week I was with you. It was wonderful to meet so many people and to be welcomed into your homes and lives. Buenos Tardis Jose Luis and Ursula from Chile. What a bonus to have met you and I loved the conversations we shared in English and in the Spanish you taught me-somo' amigo o no somo' amigo? SOMO AMIGO!!!!You are a blessing to the community in Alexandra. Billie, I certainly look forward to catching up with you and the community down there again. Thanks for everything.