After travelling, some for up to 18 hours, an interesting group of young leaders gathered at Auburn Seminary Offices on Broadway. In the back drop of thunder and lightning we were armed with our luggage, snacks and a train ticket given the instruction to make our way to Holmes.
There was much excitement in the air as we gathered on friendship hill at the Peace Pole; the place where the participants would be arriving a week later. We gathered as the Counsellor-Fellow team of Face to Face|Faith to Faith 2012. And so began Staff Week.
So far the week has been filled with learning workshops, planning sessions, a bowling outing and opportunities of getting to know the diverse and fun filled team making up the counsellor/fellow group.
‘I feel blessed at having this amazing opportunity to work with leaders and peace makers from around the world and excited for the upcoming two weeks!’ – Warda Gertse
‘I really enjoyed the media training workshop as it gave us easy and effective skills to use when dealing with the media. It’s important for us to use media in a way that creates social change and promotes justice and equality.’ – Sarah Oliver
‘I am impressed by the quality of the staff that we have this year and I cannot wait for the participants to get here. I am ready to go! All the salad is doing us good, and we look forward to the meat day!’ – Natalie Simons
‘The staff are a heterogeneous group of bright minded individuals who definitely have the passion, enthusiasm and ability to impact the youth who will go out and change the world’ – Faizel Logday
We are also very excited for Coco Putuma who will be arriving on Sunday. Coco is part of the staff team and will be accompanying the homegroup as they make their way to New York. We are looking forward to their arrival!