We live in Mwanza, Tanzania, serving with Emmanuel International helping local churches in physical and spiritual ministry.

Monday, 26 July 2010

Chickens, pianos and lemon trees

We just had the most amazing news! Thank you to everyone who has been praying for our houses - here in Tadley and there in Tanzania! We haven't yet found tenants for our house here and were having hiccups with getting a house in Tanzania. Well, Andrew and Miriam skyped us this evening and told us about the house they have just found for us .... First, it comes with chickens! So we actually now, already, have chickens, complete with henhouse and everything! Wow! Second wow ... we can have it fully furnished, which includes a piano!!! Can you believe it?! Third wow ... it has a lovely, very established garden with all kinds of things including papaya trees, orange trees, and LEMON trees! Lemon bars, lemon cake, lemon meringue pie (with huge meringue - thanks, chickens!).... oooh! And now we don't just have one dog (we sadly have to say goodbye to Treeva!) as we have THREE dogs! And rabbits too! About 20! But we don't think we'll keep all of them on! It has three bedrooms and lots of land including a wooded area which Miriam says the girls will love for making forts and things! We are so thrilled - we can move in as soon as we arrive and it is just a five-minute walk from the Wingfields and Sharpes, and the landlords (a family who are moving to the UK for two years) are giving us an amazing deal on the rent! We are so incredibly thankful!

We have had a wonderful weekend, staying with the Lloyds in Birmingham - it was really good to see Debs, Jess, Rachel and Steve as well! We were at Darren and Rachel's wedding on Saturday which was a fun and happy celebration! And we enjoyed being with the Birmingham Community Church International on Sunday and met with lots of Tanzanian friends! Our sincere thanks to the Birmingham church for your support and love to us! Thank you.


  1. How the Lord loves to shower you with blessings!


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