Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Alpha Lab at Beulah Alliance

 Saturday June 11 was Alpha Lab at Beulah Alliance Church in Edmonton. Beulah is a fantastic Alpha church. They run over 30 Alpha's a year. The dynamo behind Alpha at Beulah is Angie LaFavor. If only we could clone her a few hundred times over. Angie and Beulah are always ready to jump to action on behalf of Alpha whenever they are called. Planning for this Lab day we initially started off thinking that 40 to 50 people would be a reasonable number. We would be happy with that. By the time Saturday rolled around, we had 160. Steve Mulder, Alpha Canada's Director of Ministries, and John Kreklo, National Prison Alpha Coordinator came from BC to help run the day, in addition to Angie, Amy Croy and myself. The day felt a bit long, lasting from 9 to 3, but over all it went fairly well. Feedback forms were generally positive, but with a few helpful comments on how we could improve things. We are all agreed that our Lab format is a work in progress and are continually tweaking things to make it as effective and enjoyable as possible.
Illustrated here is a little game I have invented called, "Hide the Bear." You may notice, over my last few posts, that whenever a banner featuring Bear Grylls is in the picture, his face is somehow obscured. So I have now challenged myself to find different ways to hide him. Here is Amy, who just happened to be carrying the big Alpha question mark across the front of the room when I snapped the picture. Pure coincidence of course.

Next event, after I finish doing the reporting and accounting for our recent fundraiser (see post below) is a 10 day vacation, hopefully relaxing in the hot sun. So wish me safe travels and a restful time.



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