November 20, 2003

20 November 2003

Last Thursday, at the invitation of St Mary's primary school, I travelled to Tauranga for an evening concert and to conduct a morning prayer service with the staff. What a wonderful time I had with all the children singing Awesome God and hearing them perform some of their own original songs. A song written by a staff member about the tragedy of war in Iraq was particularly poignant. Thanks for the warmth of your welcome and what a wonderful feel in your staff room. After St Mary's I visited Aquinas College and shared some of my songs with the students. I was very impressed by the brand new complex. I was struggling to keep my voice together after such a huge sing the night before.

I was delighted to share some of my songs at the Mary Potter Hospice memorial service on Sunday. 'Find the Strength inside yourself' and the 'Serenity Prayer' were incorporated into the service.

Today, Peter Roe SM and I, recorded my new song entitled 'We sing Chanel' dedicated to St Peter Chanel in the St Francis de Sales Church in Island Bay. Peter van Gent travelled from Auckland to assist us and will produce the song on his return to the studio there.