Our move to Kenya is feeling real now. A mix of excitement and apprehension given that international travel is a little more complicated these days.
We have tickets booked for 2nd October, the bags are being packed, visas applied for and we are sorting out last minute things like Covid Tests for travel.
As we reflect back on these last 3-4 months which have not been anything like we planned, I realise that we have had all that we needed and more, in many ways.
The provision of this 'home' in Newcastle has been one of the biggest blessings, giving us space as a family to be ourselves and to process so many emotions and changes in this transition. We have thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful scenery, walks, castles and beaches this area has to offer, We have been able to have day or weekend visits with our parents and siblings and created memories to hold on to.
Whilst we have not been able to visit churches in person or attend retreats/conferences we are grateful for the refreshment received from events like virtual Keswick and for the ability to connect with some of you through phone calls, zoom meetings, and to be part of church services online.
Next week will be the 15th Anniversary of our departure to begin serving with MAF in Uganda.September 2005 we headed to Uganda
October 2020 we head to Kenya
Our family has certainly changed in those years but our desire to continue to serve isolated people and share the love of Jesus through the ministry of MAF has not changed. How thankful we are to have such a wonderful support team like you, alongside us as we embark on this new adventure in Kenya.
In the coming days please pray that Marks work permit application would be approved. We need this for our belongings to be shipped from Liberia. Pray that all the final preparations to leave would go smoothly and pray that we would settle quickly into new roles, schools and a new team.
As we head to Kenya the words of Paul to the Ephesians are my prayer for ourselves and for each of you;
"Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." Ephesians 3:20