|March 16, 2017
Networking - make the most out of the reunion!
We are so enthusiastic about catching up with old friends. This is a unique opportunity to meet new friends and encourage those who have been faithful for many years. So how can you make the most out of this Reunion? Here are my top 5 tips.
Do some preparation
Have you wondered which brothers and sisters are still located on the islands from the good ol days that you would love to see and catch up with? Many of these brothers and sisters will be well along in years. However, won't be nice to find out more about them before you go to St Kitts & Nevis and make a special effort to visit them? It will take effort to do research to find out this information but it is well worth it.
Make new friends
The congegations have grown since we were in St Kitts & Nevis. This a great opportunity to meet new friends. Although the tendency will be to cling to those we know, why not make a special effort to get to know the new ones in St Kitts & Nevis. If you can, why not also take candies or colouring books and pencils for the children? Choose very low value things that can be shared.
Spiritual merchandise like bookmarks, diaries, magazines folders and fridge magnets are always nice and appreciated too. Convention notebooks for the children will be so encouraging for them. These are just some ideas. Try Cheerful Gifter
for some inspiration. This is a UK supplier but I am sure there are similar companies in the US.
Participate in Field Service
There will be an opportunity to participate in field service on Wednesday in St Kitts. Try to work with someone new and get to know them and provide encouragement.
What a fine witness this will be to the communities in which we preach! The young people should be out of school so a great opportunity to encourage the young ones.
Work the room at the Black Tie Event
There will be no seating plan at the formal black tie event on Saturday night. Resist the inclination to sit with people you know. Try and widen out with your brothers and sisters. If you can, bring your "contact cards" so you can share and try to stay in touch.
Attend all the Reunion Activities
Much effort has gone into arranging the various activities. I realise that the activities planned will not be to everyone's taste and funds may also be an issue. Do try to participate in the group activities to the extent that you can so we can have a real buzz at this reunion. Don't forget ... volunteer! volunteer! volunteer! There is always something you can help with. Have a look at the page "Volunteers Needed" and put your hand up to help.
These are my 5 tips. Perhaps you have others. Do share in the comment box below. We would love to hear them.
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