Monday, November 8, 2010

New friends and old friends

NMBC church weekend away

bonfire at Ashburnam
new missionaries preparing for Peru....

studying the Cusco map

enjoying walking along the canal in Birmingham

What fun to go back to IMC in Birmingham last week , the missionary college where we lived and studied for 1 year in 2007. Jess and Sam loved meeting up with old friends and it was a joy to meet the new missionaries in training some of whom are colleagues soon to be joining us in Peru. We led 2 classroom sessions where we shared about and reflected on our experiences in Peru over the last 2 years and once again were reminded of God's wonderful faithfullness to us as a family, it doesn't seem long since we were sat in that same classroom listening to the tales of mission personnel who were on their home assignment!
We enjoyed walking along the canal seeing the barges and Jessica received a warm welcome from her old teacher and school class when she popped in to greet them.
We then drove down to Carshalton Beeches in Surrey where we are staying with some friends from the Baptist church where Scott was youth minister 2001-2003 , they have opened their home and their hearts to us and we are so enoying their generous hospitality and the chance to unpack and feel settled in one place for a while. Over the weekend we were priveleged to attend our home church's weekend away at Ashburnham and once again was a wonderful opportunity for us all to renew old friendships and make new ones!

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