Greetings from hot, dry and dusty Jos.
We are definitely easing into dry season now. We have had no rain for almost a month and things are starting to dry out. It is quite warm with clear blue skies every day without fail, the nights are nice and cool though, making it easier to sleep.
Last Saturday we hosted a bonfire night on our compound. I know, it was on the wrong date but a Saturday night is so much more convenient than a Tuesday! As we sat around the fire in our short sleeves enjoying the blaze I did think of all those of you who will be celebrating in many layers, complete with scarves and gloves. There are definitely some advantages to the weather here!
The last two days Tim has been attending the local video cast of the Global Leadership Summit. The original one takes place in America and then recordings of the talks are presented by local facilitators all over the world. Fourteen people from our group were able to attend and learn more about how to “Lead where you are”.
This coming weekend (8th-10th) Tim is helping to facilitate a retreat for leaders in Bible translation organisations in N1geria. They are hoping to spend some of their time looking at the strategy needed for them to work together to promote and support Bible Translation.
I am going to be on a short retreat this weekend for Hillcrest Staff, it will be good to have the opportunity to get to know some of the staff better. Now, some of you may have noticed that this leaves Dan on his own! Fear not, he is going to spend Friday night with friends and I will be back to collect him on Saturday afternoon.
Thank you so much to all of you who have been praying for Dan, especially during his Tuesday afternoon Art class. He seems much more settled in general and he reports that there have been no further incidents in Art class. Please do continue to pray for him, especially that he will learn more about how to be a good friend to others.
Dan is feeling more settled and happy at school
Opportunity for Tim to attend the Global Leadership Summit
Opportunity for Ali to attend the Hillcrest Staff Retreat
The strategy discussions between the different organisations will be productive and unifying
Dan will learn the skills he needs to befriend the other members of his class without compromising who he is