London By Night

Patty and I are in London and will be resident here through the end of June.
It is our first stab at living in the UK for several months a year. We’re doing it for several reasons, one of which is NOT the weather …the prevailing damp, gray, cold drizzle is a shock to the Southern California psyche.

However, we feel God’s led us to consider basing out of here because it will give us much greater flexibility for travel into Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Central Asia. Secondly, CRM has a growing commitment and presence in the UK. We’re adding staff and momentum to the team in London, InnerCHANGE has planted a team in Hackney that will be growing and expanding as a training venue, and NieuCommunities has a team in Glasgow.

Lastly, as CRM CoNext continues to evolve and develop, we would like to base a small, nimble group (separate from CRM-US) in London to serve our CoNext partners worldwide. It’s a healthy move to give a little distance between that function and CRM in the US.

So here we are, diving into the British scene, attempting to adjust to more of an urban lifestyle, and quite aware that we are in a cross-cultural context. The UK is definitely a different culture separated from us Yanks by a common language. Add into that equation the incredible ethnic diversity that characterizes virtually every neighborhood. It all adds up to London being one of the most complex and fascinating megalopolises in all the world.

3 Responses to “London”

  1. Keith Says:

    Sam, I felt the same way about LA weather as I landing there last week – “It’s 4pm and 64 degrees.” Burr…

    See you soon!


  2. Doug Says:

    Sam, sounds wonderful . . . I’m envious.

  3. Mike Says:

    Sam – glad to see you enjoying yourself. Hope Patty’s health allows her to squeeze all of the spice out of London!

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