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Friday, 27 February 2009

South Africa

I now have some new photo's of our Grandsons. They recently made a trip to Swaziland togther with M & V get our daughters visa stamped. They have ongoing issues with their visa's while they try and get their applications together for work visa's/residency to stay in South Africa without having to leave the country every 6 months. They do an amazing work in Kwa Zulu Natal, check out their website http://www.projecto.org.za/
Joseph
Jesse

The boys in Swaziland


Moving House

We have just returned from a week in Devon helping A and A and the twins move house. They have moved a little inland but are still only 3 miles from the sea. It was a pretty hectic time, the girls were great and settled into their new home well, although they both came down with a virus and were unwell for a few days. Thankfully they picked up and we were able to take a trip out for lunch at Occombe Farm. The new house is far more practical than the old one with a lovely deck over looking the valley with lots of trees around which makes up for losing the sea views which they had before. So we pray that they will be happy and blessed in their new home
Grandma's supposed to be packing toys in these boxes
We've found the tummy buttons!
Each morning Primrose would give our old dog, Daisy, a book or toy to play with
Maggie unpacking the nappies
On the beach at Bigbury on Sea
Looking in the rock pools with Mummy


On the trailer at Occombe Farm










Sunday, 15 February 2009

The Father's Love


Yesterday we had out Ladies Breakfast at church, it was a great time with a valentines theme. Pink flowers and table decorations and lovely heart shaped chocolate and shortbread biscuites to take home. The ladies asked me to speak so I decided to share my testimony of my relationship with my natural father, how I lost him together with my Grandmother in a car accident when I was 23 and how I came to know God as my heavenly Father. I was already a Christian when my father died but because my father was such a great Dad I never really knew God as my father until after he had died. I explained that some people may find knowing God as a father difficult because they had not had a good relationship with their natural father. But 'God chose us before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in Hi sight. In love He predestined us to be adopted as His sons/daughters through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will.' Ephesians 1:4-5 and one of my favourite verses says

'He is mighty to save, He will take great delight in You, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.

Zephaniah 3:17

And so as the day was the day for celebrating love we rejoiced in the wonderful love of God out Father

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Joseph



Joseph & Jesse

Please pray for our Grandson Joseph, he is three and in hospital in South Africa with a chest infection. He is being treated with antibiotics, a nebuliser and physio to clear his lungs. This is taking longer than they thought it would and although he is coping really well with all that treatment, he is needing suction to bring up the muck which he is really unhappy about. Our daughter & son-in-law are missionaries they have adopted Joseph and also little Jesse who is two, he is finding it all a bit hard to understand. On top of all this Vashti needs to take a trip out of the country to enable her to get her visa re-issued, this has to be done by 11th Feb. Please pray for complete healing for Joseph and the visa situation to be sorted. Thank you and may God bless you abundantly!