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

Friday, 13 August 2010

An Empty House and Christmas Pudding!

For the first time my stomach has turned with pangs of nervous apprehension! What have we done?! The house is now eerily empty. We are all sitting and sleeping on the floor and eating off old picnic plates! Everything ready to go to Tanzania is in Louisa's bedroom, so the next job is to pack it all up with the odds and ends in the kitchen and garage as well as whatever shoes and clothes we can fit in! The big question ... how many bags and how much will it weigh? Despite the nervous moment, it is very exciting to realise that we are actually moving to Africa very soon.

The bonus of eating our way through our cupboards and freezer, turned out on Wednesday to be the excitement of a Christmas pudding! We savoured every mouthful to make up for this Christmas when for I think the very first year, we may not get one! How festive for August!

You may have noticed that our "Growing Support" is really growing! Thank you so much to everyone who is supporting us in the work we are going to do! It is so incredible to be going to serve in Tanzania through the support of so many friends! It is amazing to see how God is providing what we need, and even the special extras like a piano! I realised today as I played my piano for the last time, how much harder it would have been to lose it had I not had one to look forward to in Tanzania!

In the midst of all the packing up (thanks Ben, Martin and Geoff!) we are enjoying special times with family before we go! We went out with Tim's brother Chris and his family on Sunday - all the cousins enjoyed bowling and going out for pizza! On Monday, the girls and I had a wonderful day visiting my grandparents in Hove.

The girls came home today from a sleepover at Tim's parents with their cousins, Imogen and Elle. A lot of fun and not much sleep! And tomorrow we go to my aunt and uncle's with all my mom's side of the family! Good times!

1 comment:

  1. Karissa & Randy Ozaki13 August 2010 at 19:11

    Wow, it's really happening eh?!
    SO exciting & scary too!
    I hope you have a wonderful last few weeks of visits :)
    much love from Canada!


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