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

Monday, 6 September 2010

Kwa heri (Goodbye!)

The big day is finally about to dawn! We are almost all set with bags bulging and passports and tickets at the ready! Travel-sick pills are handy for take-off (that is for Amisadai!) and sun cream, hats and bug spray are handy for landing!

We would like to say such a huge thank you to Tadley Community Church! We had a great send-off yesterday - albeit rather emotional! Thank you so much for the lovely gifts - the photo book is amazing and it will always be out in our new home! Amisadai took it to bed with her last night and has gone through it cover to cover several times already! The girls love their necklaces and we are all thrilled with the camera and will be happy to post lots of photos of our new home for you all to see! Thank you all so much for your love, kind words and cards - it really means a lot to us!

As Tadley Church sent us out, Emmanuel International commissioned us for our next step! And now we wait excitedly (and a little apprehensively maybe!) to see what that will all mean!

The plan as we know so far ...

Tuesday at 7:20pm Depart from Heathrow

Wednesday 7am (5am UK time or 9pm Tues. Vancouver time!) Arrive in Dar-es-Salaam where Huruma will pick us up and take us to his home and Miriam Wingfield will also meet us and take some luggage for us!

Monday, Sept. 20th We will drive with Huruma to Iringa and settle into our new home. Our new address will be PO Box 962, Iringa, Tanzania, East Africa! And we would off course love to hear from you!!

Monday, Sept. 27th Tim and I begin language school - Swahili!

We also would like to take this opportunity to once again thank all of you who have made this possible with your kind support. As you can see from the Growing Support on the blog, we have had amazing and overwhelming support! Thank you all so much! We will send our first newsletter out from Tanzania when we are slightly settled and have something to write about! All our supporters should receive this, as well as anyone who would like to sign up to receive it! We cannot say enough how much we appreciate all that has been given to make this happen! We will do our very best to put your gifts to great use in Tanzania and trust you will appreciate seeing the results! Thank you so much!

So this is it! Amisadai has gone to bed a little teary about it all. Louisa is fine and talking excitedly about it all! I can't believe it is really happening and Tim just takes it all in his calm stride! But we are looking forward to all that this new adventure will involve and know that God goes with us and has it planned more than we could ever imagine! And that is good!

1 comment:

  1. blessings.....have you got your toothbrush? xxx


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