Update and February trip out west
|The office has looked like a print shop lately as we got our|
latest project report out the door, on schedule!!
As for a current update...
*Our project report was finished and mailed out two weeks ago! The three interns did an awesome job of finishing it up and we are really excited about how it turned out. And most importantly, the ministry was very pleased as well, though they are having some lingering land issues that could use prayer. Those cute kids you've seen pictures of really need a proper school, so let's pray the land issues can be resolved quickly so they can get building.
|Interns Matt (CAN), Jonny (NI), and Dan (UK) were a standout|
group. We are really missing them around the office since their
last day was May 14. Same old story - just when you're getting
to know the interns, it's time for them to go.
|Interns Jonny and Matt, with Rob finishing and binding the|
reports. We printed and bound 17 copies for this project!
*My niece Holli has just returned to California after having lived with us for 8 weeks! It was so good to have her here and we are definitely going through steep withdrawals. Holli will be a freshman at UC Berkeley in the Fall, so she came over to visit after graduating early from high school. It was such a blessing for us to have family here - it made us realize how lonely it can feel here sometimes not having family or friends around.
|Alisha and Holli at her going away dinner. :(|
*We leave in 6 weeks for the USA to get our visa's renewed for year 2. Between now and then, Alisha and I are frantically studying (ok, that's overstated - but it feels frantic) for the driver's test here as our USA licenses only let us drive here for 1 year. That's another item for prayer - the test is very difficult, and though we've been driving for over 20 years, many of the rules here are different from what we know.
Ok, that's enough for now, enjoy the pictures!
|We each packed a carry-on for the 4 day trip out West to Devon.|
It was 5 hours on the train - so nice not to be driving!
|We went to the two 'Moors' in Devon - Dartmoor (shown here)|
and Exmoor, showing in later pictures. Two very different
national parks, but both stunning in their own right.
|We took in a castle or ten.|
|Alisha's folks Ken and Karen Berry, who were kind enough to|
take our family on this fun little excursion. Pictured behind them
is the southern beach in an area known as the 'English Riviera'.
This beach is in Torquay (said 'Torr-key').
|We thought it was funny that all the boats in the harbor are just|
left in place while the tide is out. Then when we walked down
in to get a closer look, we saw this boat's name. Who would
name a boat that?
|I didn't know that wild ponies were actually a thing. This is in|
Exmoor, which if I had to pick between the two parks, was my
|It's just so weird to see this little wild ponies. They have it|
good - no predators on the entire Island of Great Britain.
|One of the river paths, though it soon turns to dirt as it leaves|
town. So pretty and peaceful.