Friday, February 11, 2011

greetings from geneva!

It's the end of my first day in Geneva, and it was an amazing one. From the moment I was picked up at the airport at 7:30am this morning until after dinner, it was busy. But wonderful, ecumenical busy. I met the other 14 Stewards and realized how easy it is to make friends from Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Croatia and many other places. I'm desperately in need of some jet-lag-induced sleep, but I thought I'd go ahead and post a few pictures from WCC headquarters and around Geneva to keep you all posted. I'm LOVING it here so far, and the work hasn't really even begun yet. What a gift this time is.




6 comments:

Painted Peacock Photography said...

YAY WHIT! Have a great time...we love you...

Clay and Ashley said...

YAY WHIT! have a great time...We love you!

jlundewhitler said...

Beautiful! The history there has got to be something to get to soak in. We're with you in spirit (yes, an ecumenical spirit!)

BRW said...

This time for you is truly a treasure, and I'm so happy you're able to enjoy it to the fullest. Have a great time, soak up the culture of Geneva, and by all means try to find one of those unnumbered Swiss accounts with my name on it. Love you . . .
Mamascita

Anonymous said...

Can you tell us what the word is over the Anchor Cross please?

Whitney said...

Oikoumene? It's biblical Greek and literally means "the whole inhabited world." It's used to refer to ecumenism a lot, and is what the World Council of Churches uses most often. A great word.