Greetings from an increasingly green Jos.
The rains have really settled in now, the dust is dying down and the grass is shooting up.
We also have a new compound wall sprouting. Due to the construction of a new junction just outside our place we are losing the corner of our compound. Work is moving fast to build the new wall before the old one has to come down.
So, an update on the car situation. Tony (our mechanic who was driving the car) is doing well (see our last update if you are not sure what I am on about!). He is out of hospital following several surgeries and continuing to recuperate at home. Although he is healing well physically he is still struggling emotionally. Please pray for him that he would know God’s peace, joy and protection.
We are hoping to get a “second new” car in the next week or so, not a very straightforward process here. Someone should haves gone to Benin to look at the imports of second hand cars from Europe and America and hopefully find one that will suit us. He however, was in hospital with suspected appendcitus over the weekend. Please pray for his speedy recovery and pray with us that he will be able to find something reliable and not too expensive!
These past two weeks have been thick with visitors and meetings. Tim’s Dad was with us here for just over a week. He was on a work trip but he stayed with us and so we were able to see a bit of him at least. It was great to be able to show him a bit of our lives here.
We have also had visitors from Africa Area including the guy who co-ordinates quite a few of the work areas that I am involved in. It meant that I spent a fair bit of the week in meetings but resulted in my having a better understanding of some of the trickier parts of my job (mainly Intellectual Property and Copyright!). The bloke who was doing the job that Tim has now taken on (Director of Operations) was also in town so Tim has been very busy meeting with him. All in all, it has been a busy couple of weeks and we are looking forward to settling back into a bit of normality! Dan has been especially tired over the last few days and really struggling to get ready for school in the mornings. Please pray that he will have the energy he needs.
Tony is healing well physically
Good times with Tim’s Dad
Tony will heal emotionally
God will provide the right car for us
Dan will have strength and energy