S: The British Reformed Fellowship Conference 2010
1: My journey began on Aug. 5 with a flight out of O'Hare Chicago on the Aer Lingus Airline. After going through security I met up with Kayn Regnerus and Michon Gritters. We had one layover in Dublin, Ireland where our plane was delayed for an hour or so. When we at last arrived in London, England the local time was 11:30 am with our exhausted bodies telling us it was 5:30 am! We were excited to finally be there!!!! | Chicago O'Hare International Terminal | Flight E10232 Dublin to London Gatwick
2: Our first night in London we found our way to Covent Gardens. This area has brick roadways and several street performers. The Food was delicious! Pizza and Panini's, YUM! | Karyn's first taste of European Hot Chocolate!
3: The "Tube" is local lingo for the London Underground. This too is something we had to conquer in our first couple hours in London. Set up similar to the Washington D.C. metro, the West Kensington stop is one we used going to and from our hotel.
4: The Queens Walk
5: HUGE "couch" in front of the National Theater | The next few pages are all sights seen along the Thames River.
6: The Thames River
7: Shakespeare's Globe was originally built in the late 1500's. After 14 years, of presenting Shakespeare's greatest plays, the Playhouse burned to the ground. | The reconstruction of the Globe was modeled after the original, using traditional craftsmanship. It was not until the year 1997 that it was completed.
8: This is one of my favorite street fronts in all of London... I LOVE the red window frames and doors, the brick street, and notice the old wooden door surrounded by glass! So incredible cool! | LOVE | LOVE | LOVE
11: Tower Bridge Being named such by its appearance and close location to the Tower of London, it has become an iconic symbol of London. Built in 1886, the bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge. The bascules are raised around 1000 times each year. We enjoyed watching a boat pass through and later strolled across the bridge, thoroughly enjoying the views.
12: Hebron Hall Conference Center | Dinas Powys, S. Wales
13: 2010 Conference Attendees Canada: Rachelle Span China: Jessie Li England: Colin & Chesney Watts Lindsay Williams Stuart, Kathryn, Hannah & Martyn Clegg Rev. James Hamilton John & Sarah Hooper France: Annemie Godbehere Germany: Dave Crossett Anga Dyck Italy: Marco Barone Ireland: Emily-Kate Dunning & Manuel Kuhs Rev. Martin McGeown Sam Watterson N. Ireland: Francesco De Lucia Ivan & Lily Reid Philip, Susan & Corey Hall Rev & Mary Stewart Julian, Marie & Joseph Kennedy Hilary Spence Doug Stewart Portugal: Rita, Nuno & Alina, Tarsis, Tamar, Lucas & Samuel Pinheiro Rhyl: Micheal Kimmitt Spain: Craig, Rosa Garcia, Luis & Irina Ellsworth Wales: Isobel Beaton Peggy, Rhian, Osian Spencer Richard, Judith, Joseph & Simeon Holt USA: Pete, Marilyn & Stephanie Adams Liz Griess Char & Jenn Bleyenburg Elaine & Ed Bos Doug Dykstra Michon Gritters Fred & Ruth Hanko Phil Harbach Anna & Gracia Kamps Sarah Koole Alex, Cyndi & Alanna Kalsbeek Clarice Newhof Bill & Ardith Oomkes Jade & Karyn Regnerus June Van Den Top Peter & Dorothy VanDerSchaaf
14: "The Word of God for Our Generation" Speeches by Prof. Engelsma: 1. The Reformed World and Life View 2. The Abolition of Truth 3.The Sexual Revolution Speeches by Prof. Hanko: 1. The Organic Development of Sin 2. The Reformed Believer and Money 3. Towards a One-World Government The BRF Family Conference was held from Saturday, August 7 - Saturday, August 14. It was a week filled with fellowship, fun and learning! Much wisdom was imparted by Professors Hanko and Engelsma. Two worship services were held on Sunday and both professors alternated in the giving of their speeches. Every speech was followed by a time of Questions and Answers. Many of the questions put my knowledge of the truths to shame, while others were questions dealing with the basic beliefs of our faith. The was also a discussion regarding baptism, and two Bible studies, looking at our assurance of faith. | Prof. D & Ruth Engelsma | Prof. H. & Wilma Hanko.
15: "I stand between two pillars of faith." - Ivan Reid | The Meeting Room
16: Caerphilly Castle
18: Michon, Karyn, Anga, Marco, Sam, Martin and I on an enclosed spiral staircase to the top tower. | Michon, Anga, Karyn and I in the archway leading to the inner circle of the Castle. | Karyn, Michon and I climbed a fence in order to take this picture!
19: Tintern Abbey | Founded in the year 1131 by Walter de Clare.
20: The long-winded monk / guide | .EXPLORING! | This columned hallway bordered the Presbytery, the most important room in the Abbey | Located on the Welsh banks of the River Wye, Tintern was the first abbey established in Wales.
21: A journey to Bath, England