Monday, October 01, 2007

Settling in.

Well, so here I am in England! I've been spending my days wandering around the city and my nights studying the various denominations of the British pound so that I don't have to stare blankly at the change in my hand as I try to buy a cup of coffee.

I can move into my apartment (flat) on Tuesday. It's teeny tiny - it could easily fit into my bedroom at home - but it has everything that I need and it's close to the bus stop and the city center (centre). I've found a little coffee shop with wi-fi nearby.

People I've met:
Geraldine, the matronly B&B manager
Rupert, the hot letting agent
Su Ann, the friendly missionary
Jama, the amorous drifter

It's been an interesting week! Yesterday I went to a Church of England. The service was very close to what I'm used to: hymns and choruses, a sermon on Genesis 2, innumerable announcements, tea and coffee and fellowship. The people were great and I was excited to meet Su Ann, the missionary with the Christian Union that I emailed a few weeks ago. She came and picked me up from the B&B and took me to a student lunch afterward. It was so refreshing to just be able the hang out with other believers. The body of Christ really is universal.

Tonight I head over to the University for registration, meet and greet, and (fingers crossed) some awkward icebreakers.

Sorry about the lack of pictures. I still need to download them from my camera to my computer. It'll happen, though!


Anonymous said...

Hi Jess--

It is fun having your little brother around. De'javu, for sure, when I see him out of the corner of my eye--still makes me think I am seeing JR.

Was in Minneapolis this weekend for a missions nerds conference and ran into Leo Masters.

Glad to read that you made it over the pond. I hope your time is lovely. . .delightful. . .quaint--something like that.

Anonymous said...

Oh--yah, with love, Lisa L.

sikegami said...'re there! Awesome, I'll be praying for you...and hoping for some sweet pics :) Thanks for posting!

GreenEggsandSam said...

cool...especially the 'fingers crossed awkward icebreakers'

Jenni K. said...

I can't wait to hear about more!!! Please do post some more.. :) Hope you are enjoying your adventure!!!