Sunday, October 23, 2016

2017 Travel Plans

I'll keep this post updated with our 2017 travel plans.  We'd love to see you!  Let us know if this might be a possibility

6 March: Fly to Port Moresby

7 March: Fly to Brisbane

10 March: Eowyn's medical check-up

11 March: Fly to Melbourne

15 March: Arrive in Haslemere, Surrey, UK

19 - 21 March: Seeing family in Warrington

21 - 27 March: Visiting friends in Cumbria

27 - 29 March: Sunderland and York

29 - 31 March: Visiting friends and family in the Midlands

1 April: Move into our flat in Haslemere

8 -13 April: Attending Spring Harvest Conference, Minehead, UK

18 April: Start of school term for our children

10 May: Speaking in Stevenage

13 - 17 May: Seeing friends from Devon

29 May - 2nd June: Half-term school holidays (We're still free from the Wednesday onwards)

11 June: Speaking at The Stable, Barnet

18 June: At Barnet Brookside Church

21st - 25th June: Andrew and Clare's (belated) 10th Anniversary trip to Edinburgh

2nd July: At All Saints' Church, Guildford

9th July: Children's group in Haslemere

16 July: Speaking in Haslemere

21 July: End of school year

10 August: Fly to Florida

13 August: Speaking in Palmetto, FL

20 August: Speaking in Sarasota, FL

21 August: Drive to North Carolina

28 August: Heidi and Levi start school in Waxhaw, North Carolina

?: Weekend trips to Upper NE Tennessee and other locations

January 2018: Fly back to Papua New Guinea via Australia

Friday, October 14, 2016

And Now For Something Different

Last week the gospel reggae band, Christafari, performed in our valley, hosted by local pastors.  Around 5000 people from the local area came to the concert and heard the gospel message.

A lot of preparations needed to be carried out prior to the event, including building a stage from scratch.  Many of our friends were involved in the event in one way or other. 

Photo credit: Micah Trostle
Can you see the bright light in the background, shining on the crowd?   This light is powered by its own generator, and is the kind often used at construction sites.  Andrew was involved in repairing the generator in the days leading up to the concert.

This month's prayer points:

*We're still working with our travel agent on securing tickets for our 2017 furlough.  Thanks for praying about our travel plans; we now know which tickets we want to purchase.  We appreciate your continued prayer for the process of purchasing the tickets. (Making international travel plans always seems to end up being more complicated than we expect it to be!)

*We praise God that another motorcycle mechanic is planning to start working at Autoshop in the next couple of months.  Please pray that Andrew would have adequate time to train this new mechanic before we leave for our furlough in March.