Just wanted to start by saying a huge thanks for all the responses after the my last post! I was overwhelmed by the support and prayers from so many folks!
The “About us” page has some basic info, but here is a bit more of an in-depth look at the how’s and why’s of what we are up to.
Why does Ali teach?
Well, the plan was (at least before Dan appeared and Ali’s cancer was diagnosed) that we would head overseas somewhere and serve God with Wycliffe. Ali is a marine biologist by trade, and not so much of that required on the field!
One of the biggest needs in the mission world, no matter what your
particular interest, is teachers. So re-training as a teacher seemed like a move enabling us to serve God more effectively overseas. More info HERE about that. Now, at the end of training, Dan entered the picture, and then four months later Ali’s cancer. Then in June 2007 Ali started exploring looking for a part-time
job. She had to do a full years worth of teaching in order to be granted fully qualified teacher status. This is an important status to have if we are ever going to head overseas. At this point Ali continues to teach because she enjoys it, we still hope to head overseas some time and she also provides about a third of the financial support we need to serve with Wycliffe.
What is it Tim actually does day – to – day?
Currently Tim spends most of his time organising a tour. Yes I know, not very Wycliffe, but we have in fact partnered with Saltmine Theatre company and we are taking the “From Eden to Eternity” show on the road. You can check out more at
www.eden2eternity.org and also find out if there is going to be a show near you. Tim’s job has been to organise everything from finding the venues, organising the publicity, publicising the show, making calls about ticket sales, finding and training representatives to go on the road, organising how/where/when we do an appeal during the evening and all the follow-up associated with the attendees and the hosts. We are running the show because it helps us to achieve quite a variety of different things. We hope that around 6000 people will come to see the show and get excited about the Bible again. We hope to raise about £25,000 for Bible translation projects in Nigeria, and to
develop some deeper relationships with the churches and individuals that we come into contact with during this whole project.