|Taking the next steps ...|
We are so sorry for being so slow in producing our first blog since our move. However, we hope that you’ll be able to get a flavour of what life is like here in both what we say and from the photos.
First some memories from our trip to the UK this summer:
|It was so wonderful to see so many of our family and friends when we were home in July.|
Thank you so much for all your love and support!
What went before...
|Block2 Our home for three years.|
We learnt so much and love you
guys! Hope to see some of you soon!
When we showed photos and told the stories of some of the men in HK to friends and church groups in the UK, Jo cried every time and we realised just how special our time had been. There was the story of a couple, who were both addicts, whose child had been taken away. Both accepted Jesus' help, and had a massive turn around, it really was incredible.
A year and half later they were married and their child returned to them. (They are currently living in their own apartment at Shing Mun where they can remain in a safe environment for the next period of time.) It was a beautiful picture of God's ability to restore and redeem and was very moving. Then there was a man who hadn't seen his mum and dad for 16 years because of his addictions. He didn't even know if they were still alive. He persistently prayed and patiently waited to find out any information. Alec was at their first meeting and their reconciliation. Wonderful! This is what our faith is all about.
|Lapu-Lapu - look up the history|
of this man and find out more
about the culture we're in.
|Running repairs on car that |
seems to be held together with string
|Samuel and Alec swimming with|
whale Sharks. Beautiful Cebu!
There's lots of adjustments to be made. Since we got here Alec is 'around' a lot more and is involved in the everyday stuff.....collecting the boys, making packed lunches, cooking dinners etc. It's an adjustment that's been 'interesting.' Hahahaha! After 17 years of marriage and having very specific roles, we are adjusting to new things! Please pray for us!
So, we will sign off. Sending you all love and best wishes for Christmas and the new year.