I am sorry once again for the delay in writing this link letter! As I get older, the days get shorter, the hours fly faster, the demands are greater and the memory gets… hmm, what was I going to say? And on top of this, nobody told me that teenage years are more traumatic than toddler years! However, in truth I am thankful for my health and continuing strength to keep on serving and two lovely kids to keep me young (well, perhaps not).
Ah, old Shanghai! What images it conjures up – of extravagant wealth, decadence, glamour, power and indulgence! Not for nothing was Shanghai known as the “Paris of the East” in the 1920s and 30s. At the same time, Taiwan had its own “Little Shanghai” up in the mountains high above Taipei, namely the gold-rush town of Jiufen where miners came to seek their fortunes and to spend, spend, spend.
We’re so excited to be able to write this letter to you from our permanent location, following nearly three months spent in the chaos and heat of Cairo. It’s no less hot here, but the pace of life is a little gentler and the streets a little quieter. After moving from Amman to Kent, then to Oxford, then back to Kent, then on to Cairo and now to the delta all within a year, we are so looking forward to staying in one place and making a home here.
We hope that you are well. Thank you for your prayers while we have been in Oxford. In July, we completed our training on the CMS mission partner pathway. Thanks to God, we have sufficient funds for the next three years and are fit for service so are now employed as CMS mission partners!
Greetings from Bolivia! We have recently returned “home” from our three-month mission partner training with CMS. We were only there though for the training as our current visa allow us only 90 days out of Bolivia. We managed it with a four-day cushion, arriving in Santa Cruz just before midnight on August 20.
Greetings from your brothers and sisters in Jesus in Maridi. I do hope that you are all well. I sometimes receive some of the main news headlines from the UK and know that it’s not been an easy time there politically. I also know that you are living in one of the best countries of the world so I hope that you’re not getting overwhelmed by the lies of the enemy.