It’s been three years since we moved to Gambella. As we prepare for the new academic year at St Frumentius’ Theological College, we’ve been reflecting on what we are doing and why we are here.
It feels like a long time since we last wrote to you, perhaps because of the amount of travel we’ve done! Following on from our last letter, we headed south for a short break. This actually included Joel preaching at the Seafarers Church in Aqaba by invitation of the head of the Mission to Seafarers, the Rev Andrew Wright, which was a great privilege.
In an interesting new feature, Steve’s link letters will be in the form of an interview with the CMS communications team. This edition, an interview with link materials editor Jonathan Self, focuses on what Steve has been up to in the UK and his future plans back in Honduras.
Life can be so full of busyness, noise and rushing about that we rarely slow down and soak in and appreciate the beautiful, small things in God’s creation. In April we had a short break to Ireland and it was wonderful to slow down and leave the stresses and busyness of life in Arua behind.
Since arriving back in March, we have hit the ground running! Prior to leaving Brazil to go back to the UK last year, we were exploring a variety of options to both enlarge our space at church and expand the ministries that our church runs.
Firstly, we want to say a huge thank you to all of you who raised money for the new operating table and light. It is brilliant. Only this week Steve was called in at night to see a young man who had lost control of his motorbike and fallen off, causing internal bleeding