4th Annual Minkha Sweater Sale
10 am – 3 pm
3751 Woodsdale Rd., Winfield BC
Featuring a terrific selection of hand knit alpaca and pima cotton garments for both men and women. Your purchases make such a difference in the lives of the women and children of the Minkha Knitting Cooperative of Cochabamba, Bolivia. All the monies are returned to these wonderful artisans. Bolivia is the poorest nation in South America.
Our conversation began over his E-reader. I was curious what he was reading. (I’m always curious what people are reading). Then I asked about his travels, and why he was in Kelowna, and what he did for a living, and next thing you know, I am sitting across the table from David Macfarlane, Director of National Initiatives for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada, discussing Mark 5 and Talitha Koum, and my degree, my children and James Patterson.
I was impressed by the irony of meeting such a man of God in my restaurant, of all places, and was excited to think of all the amazing people who will populate heaven someday. But when I asked what he did for a living, he didn’t tell me he was Director of National Initiatives for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada (the internet told me that a few minutes ago), he told me he was a motivational speaker for a non-profit organization.
“I bore people to sleep for a living,” he told me with a grin and the hint of an accent. When pressed though, he told me he’d just spoken at a gathering of 50 pastors on the topic of how to change the world. I briefly wished I’d met him at the conference rather than at the restaurant. Had I, though, it seems unlikely that I would have enjoyed a private audience over a lunch table with him.
Today was my Monday. It was a gorgeous sunny day. I’d wished myself outdoors, and not inside for a long, slow work shift. Turns out, I was meant to be indoors today.
* The following excerpt is from http://damacfarlane.blogspot.ca/
Monday, November 29, 2010