Saturday, May 3, 2008

General Conference: Back Home

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This is my last blog from General Conference. Whatever you do, I challenge you with what I was challenged for the last two weeks:

Do no Harm,
Do Good,
Stay in Love with God,

Eduardo

Friday, May 2, 2008

The Twelfth Days of General Conference

A friend of mine challenged me to write a version of the "Twelfth Days of..." for General Conference. Before I share it, I want to make clear that there are other things I received at General Conference:
  1. Deeper friendships
  2. Incredible Worship
  3. Pride of our bishops
  4. Legislative Committees
  5. Reports from the awesome things we are doing at home and around the world
  6. Dissapointment of the politcal process
  7. True Hope that God is still with us.
In addition to the previous, these are my "Twelfth Days of General Conference"

The Twelfth Days of General Conference

On the first day of General Conference (Conference) The United Methodist Church (UMC) gave to me,
One Great Sermon
And a Daily Christian Advocate


On the second day of Conference The UMC gave to me,
All sorts of Leaflets
One Great Sermon
And a Daily Christian Advocate


On the third day of Conference The UMC gave to me,
One Early Morning
All sorts of Leaflets
One Great Sermon
And a Daily Christian Advocate


On the fourth day of Conference The UMC gave to me,
Long Lines at restaurants
One Early Morning
All sorts of Leaflets
One Great Sermon
And a Daily Christian Advocate


On the fifth day of Conference The UMC gave to me,
Four Hours of Sleep!

Long Lines at Restaurants
One Early Morning
All sorts of Leaflets
One Great Sermon
And a Daily Christian Advocate


On the sixth day of Conference The UMC gave to me,
Blisters on my Feet

Four Hours of Sleep!

Long Lines at Restaurants
One Early Morning
All sorts of Leaflets
One Great Sermon
And a Daily Christian Advocate


On the seventh day of Conference The UMC gave to me,
One Great Election
Blisters on my Feet

Four Hours of Sleep!

Long Lines at Restaurants
One Early Morning
All sorts of Leaflets
One Great Sermon
And a Daily Christian Advocate


On the eight day of Conference The UMC gave to me,
Twelve Hundred (yes, hundred) Petitions
One Great Election
Blisters on my Feet

Four Hours of Sleep!

Long Lines at Restaurants
One Early Morning
All sorts of Leaflets
One Great Sermon
And a Daily Christian Advocate


On the ninth day of Conference The UMC gave to me,
One New Friend
Twelve Hundred (yes, hundred) Petitions
One Great Election
Blisters on my Feet

Four Hours of Sleep!

Long Lines at Restaurants
One Early Morning
All sorts of Leaflets
One Great Sermon
And a Daily Christian Advocate


On the tenth day of Conference The UMC gave to me,
One Manifestation
One New Friend
Twelve Hundred (yes, hundred) Petitions
One Great Election
Blisters on my Feet

Four Hours of Sleep!

Long Lines at Restaurants
One Early Morning
All sorts of Leaflets
One Great Sermon
And a Daily Christian Advocate


On the eleventh day of Conference The UMC gave to me,
The Longest Day Ever
One Manifestation
One New Friend
Twelve Hundred (yes, hundred) Petitions
One Great Election
Blisters on my Feet

Four Hours of Sleep!

Long Lines at Restaurants
One Early Morning
All sorts of Leaflets
One Great Sermon
And a Daily Christian Advocate


On the twelfth day of Conference The UMC gave to me,
One Early Flight
The Longest Day Ever
One Manifestation
One New Friend
Twelve Hundred (yes, hundred) Petitions
One Great Election
Blisters on my Feet

Four Hours of Sleep!

Long Lines at Restaurants
One Early Morning
All sorts of Leaflets
One Great Sermon
And a Daily Christian Advocate