Sunday, 12 August 2018

go go go

Things have been all go since we got home three weeks ago (Hence there has been no update!). We have almost finished all our appointments (thankfully) and have had a great time catching up with family and friends.

After arriving back in Haiti last year completely exhausted we are trying to pace ourselves this year but its so hard when you know you are only here for a short period of time you just want to spend all your time with the people you miss when your away.  Needless to say I am not very good at pacing myself and just staying at home and having a rest so I am pretty tired as are the boys.  Meeting lots of people and going to new places really takes it out of them.

The boys are really enjoying seeing their friends but especially family.  Joel wants to go to his Grannys house all day everyday and Sam loves playing with his cousins.  Jacob has had a great time meeting the other side of his family and has not been strange with anyone which has been great.

Bill has been going to my mums everyday to work and get prepared for this upcoming semester, where he will be teaching three courses as well as continuing with his masters.  Its going to be a busy semester for Bill.

The timing of our trip has been great as we have been able to go to a couple of special events. On Wednesday we were went to Pip and Isamels wedding.  Pip was one of the five girls I lived with at university and between me being in Haiti, Cat being in South Africa, Pip being in New Zeland then England its been almost seven years since the five of us have been in the same country at the same time.  It was so great to be there and celebrate with Pip.

We left for Haiti in June 2016 and just 8 weeks later our nephew, Ben was born, we met him last June but missed his first birthday but today he turns 2 and we were able to go to his birthday party last night which was great.

Its been great to be able to go to our home church these past three Sundays, we always appreciate being able to worship in English.  We are also so thankful to the support of our home church and often can't believe the number of people who tell us they are praying for us.

We have spoken at a couple of meetings but things get busier from now with having to share every Sunday morning and evening plus a mid week from now until we leave for Haiti.  Today were off to Glenarm baptist for both the morning and evening service. 

I'll leave you with a few photos...

After having three daughters my mum and dad have ended up with five grandsons!

Jenni and I have been friends since we were we have 6 boys between us, Toby is the oldest at 5!

Jacob enjoyed meeting some of my friends babies who have been born during this last year we have been away. 

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