The author, who is the new Director of Communication for the Anglican Communion Office, reflects on his experience at ACC-16 in Lusaka, Zambia, in April 2016. "What struck me most later, after ACC-16 had gotten underway, was the amazing mix of people involved: different backgrounds, different cultures, different generations, different colours and yes, different viewpoints on some issues. But with that came an overwhelming sense of all being part of one family and a shared feeling of warmth and genuine friendship". "ACC-16 was relentless behind the scenes too with ACO staff scurrying around to ensure things ran smoothly. It was not easy with the WiFi regularly falling over. This was my first ACC -- and my first month as Director for Communications. The media team -- Archdeacon Paul Feheley from Toronto and Gavin Drake and Michael Ade from the UK -- had been assembled before I joined and were veterans of previous gatherings. Two more -- Matt Davies and Bellah Zulu -- came on board to shoot videos".