Dean's Blog

Paul and Rebecca Armerding

Paul and Rebecca ArmerdingWe have enjoyed hosting of Paul and Rebecca Armerdingthis week, their first of three in Bahrain. Paul headed up the American Mission Hospital for many years until a few years ago and he and Rebecca were deeply involved in the local community in Bahrain; they now continue to travel extensively – Mongolia, Kenya and Ghana being recent countries where Paul has led some courses, so they have a breadth of perspectives on Mission and the World Church.

Danny Barger, the Pastor of Saar Fellowship has been trying to organize a joint trip to the Holy Land after Easter next year with involvement from the Cathedral and National Evangelical Church, so I met with him and Jim Harrison, Pastor of the English Language Congregation of the NEC, over lunch on Wednesday 10th October. I have received a warm response to the idea from several Cathedral members, but anxieties about the high cost quoted. Danny is going back to try and work at reducing costs.