WILL YOUR ANCHOR HOLD IN THE STORMS OF LIFE?
It is time for true confessions: My name is Al, and I worked for the Boys’ Brigade. I would have felt the need to put out a disclaimer like this when talking about why I worked for the organization before I took the job - but the more people you meet in BB, the more you observe that they have an unrivalled passion to do something about the state of rudderless boys in our society. They have their own hymn that asks a most pertinent question - do you have an anchor that keeps you safe in times of tempest? Coming back to New Zealand and starting our family has been a time of putting roots down and growing strong together - the dominant foundation for our family is our Christian faith - it provides us with a solid rock to remain anchored to, in all the seasons of life. This season of life is about an example and a challenge for our kids - encouraging them to be actively in tune with the needs of their community - actively engaged in their school life, their home life and in the many different activities they manage to fill their lives with. Community is something that provides a local expression of identity.
My name is Al, and I am Howickian… Well… Until someone pays us the big-bucks to move back to Otago! ;)
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