I am Michael van Breda, a recently retired business school professor, and a lifetime member of a church. My wife Nancy and I have just moved to Cape Town where we have joined a church called Rondebosch United. The minister is Robert Steiner so you will hear the name Robert mentioned often. I have been appointed as a deacon and, as such, am a member of the Church Council so you will hear allusions to church business. While we find ourselves very much rooted here, we still feel part of our Dallas church, Wilshire Baptist led by George Mason. I am very much hoping that this blog will form a link between our old friends in Dallas and our new friends in Cape Town.