Tuesday, July 5, 2016

London Day 2 - LCM Summer School including Vauxhall

To be at LCM HQ in time for the start of the summer school day at 9:30 a.m. we had to take a tube train from Walthamstow Central at about 8:15 a.m. What astonished us was that it was still rush hour, so we had been wrong to think that we were getting through smoothly. Instead we had to sit (from Walthamstow Central to King’s Cross St Pancras) and stand (from KCSP to London Bridge) in overcrowded trains. For me, this brought back memories of the time when I studied at Pitman College almost 30 years ago – then I had to do this five days a week, if I didn’t choose to take the bus which was just as overcrowded (I will write about that particular bus route in my post for day 9).

After Alan Black had introduced us to 1 Corinthians 4, LCM worker Charlotte Mayhew talked about shame and what it means in the context of a shame-honour culture. In such cultures the family or wider community is worth more than the individual and an individual has to take care not to bring “shame” to their community by non-acceptable behaviour.

In the afternoon we travelled to Vauxhall to visit the local Christian Centre. On our way from the station to the centre it started to rain heavily, so we all got very wet. Unfortunately because of the weather the planned walk in the area had to be cancelled and we were served coffee and tea instead and worked on some tasks.

Trying to get the shoes dry.

Please also read about this day on the LCM blog!

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