EMI-UK in the new year
|These two young-timers were a part of our lives for the past 3|
weeks, and though we were sad to see them go, we made so
many fun memories. Thanks mom and dad for coming
The start of 2013 has actually been surprisingly significant. We were given free advertisement (FYI, my spell checker in the UK defaults to UK spellings, so from time to time most people reading this are going to a) be annoyed, or b) think I can’t spell) space in an architectural magazine so one of the last things we accomplished in 2012 was finally putting together an ad to place. At the time, we never could have imagined how successful the ad would be.
Well now, with this advertisement having only run for less than two weeks, we have suddenly been bombarded with interest from prospective volunteers, interns and yes, staff. Though we were hopeful that the advert would generate a few contacts, we have been ‘right shocked’ at how much of a buzz has been created by this one small ad. Anyway, stay tuned for what develops from this, but we are very excited!
The other significant thing I’ve been working on is preparing for my next project trip to Uganda. I am really looking forward to returning after over two years now. Just this week I’ve purchased airfare for 9 people and I’m hoping to add a 10th soon. We will be designing a boarding primary school for 600 underprivileged children about in Lukaya, about 2 hours southwest of Kampala (the capital city where we lived). Our trip dates are February 24th through March 8th.
|Local boy has finally come home|
So back in the swing of things, the younger two boys are
back at homeschooling after the holiday break, and Brodie was especially very
excited to return to his school (the kid loves school!). Alisha is spending
most of her time on the homeschooling, though we are still actively pursuing
getting them into the nearby catholic school – the primary school that feeds
the secondary school where Brodie attends. Like its secondary counterpart, it’s
a free ‘public’ school (called ‘state school’ here). We really would love for
the younger two to be back amongst peers and experiencing the new culture.
Having said that, as time has passed, we have become more certain than ever
that pulling them from their previous school was the right decision. So we
wait, and pray for God to work things out in His timing.
|Something about a picture with Big Ben is so enchanting. And|
no, enchanting is not a word I often use. See what that tall
clock can do to a person? Enchanting.
Items for prayer: prayer that Jonah and Graysen would get into St. Teresa’s school; prayer for our family as we are in the midst of deciding whether we will be staying on in the UK for another year; prayer for my upcoming project trip to Uganda; and one special prayer request from Alisha: pray for sun! J
|It was happy times on Dec 19th when Grammy & Papa arrived!|
|Fun seeing the sights, though less than ideal weather!|
|With the dominance of cell phones having taken|
over the world, these things are now only useful
for tourists to take pictures in.