Special congratulations to Kelvin and his family on his confirmation at St. James’ Church, Taichung yesterday, Pentecost Sunday ~ YES! And as it was Pentecost it was most appropriate that the congregation was all from everywhere ~ including Taiwan, Philippines, Korea, Japan, India, Germany, Malta, UK, USA and maybe more besides – it was a great day indeed!
Yes, a wonderful day ~ lots of people at the service, including Bishop Lai, Rev. Lily Chang and Rev. Joel del Rosario, and all followed by a big lunch, kindly hosted by Kelvin’s family. And such a lovely family they are ~ Harrison, Nancy, Kelvin and Allen ~ from Bangalore, where I visited a few years ago and had a great time with Kelvin’s grandmother and uncle ~ so amazing! But that’s a whole other story ~ and the uncle gets marries next week, so the family is returning home for the great occasion – 4,000 people expected. Kelvin’s confirmation party in Bangalore is expected to be a relatively small event in comparison – for maybe only (!) 100 people ~ wow, they certainly know how to celebrate! Kelvin graduates this coming week from High School in Taichung, and returns to India for university studies – so this was his great send-off too. We’ll miss him, but so glad the rest of the family will still be here ~ we love ’em all to bits!
Praying for God’s blessing on the family and especially for Kelvin as he sets off for university in a few weeks time….
And I hope you noticed Kelvin followed the Indian tradition of taking off his shoes when approaching the altar, including for confirmation, and did you also notice Kelvin’s socks – and the red stripe for Pentecost? YES!!