On the street where I live

facebookI recently discovered that my spouse and children have  Facebook conversations with there friend living only a few  doors away in our street. Over the coming weeks I will be knocking on every door of my street and inviting them to join a Facebook group of well, their street. For those who I am unable to talk to I will leave a short letter explaining what the idea is. You see ,what I got out of the recent talk from J John and follow up prayer was just how much we are losing touch with our neighbours in a world that is becoming more complex and interconnected electronically.

More then ever before we have the potential to twitter and blog as part of a vast international conversation, and yet know very little about those closest to us in our own street So, I have set up a Facebook group with the name of my street and have invited everybody living in the street to join it and let’s see where the discussion takes us. Hopefully what people will bring to and share in this form on online community will extend into the everyday character of living more in tune with a sense of improved face-to-face neighbourhood conversations. Could it begin with a street and end in a Kingdom?

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2 responses to “On the street where I live

  1. Nicholas Kerr

    I can’t help feeling that knocking on the doors and having a face-to-face conversation will achieve much more of what you’re hoping to.
    Or are you hoping that f2f will arise from the Facebook exercise?

  2. Thanks for feedback Nicholas- already got 7 on the group and had conversations with 2 others who will be joining. Haven’t got round to knocking on the doors yet but will start that tomorrow. My hope is that the group will get people talking f2f as you suggest. I will keep you all posted on the blog.

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