Greetings from a New Year!
We have been thankful for a peaceful start to the New Year here in Jos.
A quick recap on the end of last year . . .
There were twin explosions in a busy market area of Jos in mid-December but all has been peaceful since then. The first round of the elections went off without any violence or disruption in Jos, for which we are thankful!
Moving into the New Year we are praying that the Presidential and State Governor elections in February will go smoothly and that God’s will will be done in the choice of leadership for this country.
We are looking forward to visiting the UK this summer, we hope to be arriving in the UK in late May and returning to Nigeria in early August. I know it may seem early to be thinking about the summer while you are still in the depths of a chilly winter but if you live in the UK and would like to see us while we are there, please do drop us a line in response to this e-mail.
On the subject of chilliness, we have been experiencing rather low temperatures here, dipping down below 10 o C. I know, that is not really worth complaining about! However, as none of the buildings are heated, most of my shoes are sandals and most of my clothes are designed to keep me cool, I am really feeling very cold! In fact, I am having to sit outside on a stump of wood to write this because I could not get warm inside the house! However, I don’t really want your sympathy, what I want are your prayers for those who are living in Jos, many as refugees, with very little shelter or warm clothing. Thanks!
We pray that your Christmas and New Year have been peaceful and blessed. Thank you so much for your faithful prayers and support of us this last year. You are a very real part of getting God’s transforming Word to more people in a way that speaks to them.
Please praise and pray with us . . .
A blessed Christmas with opportunities to bless others
A peaceful start to 2015
Peaceful elections in February
Provision for those in need, especially those who have fled from violence in the North-East
Finally, don’t forget to let us know if you will be in the UK this summer and would like to meet up.