Hello from Jos!
The rains have more or less stopped and opinion is divided as to whether we will have any more rain this year. This is always the time of year when all my plants in pots die because I forget that they need watering again now!
Thank you for praying for the workshop that was held a few weeks ago. It was a success! The workshop trainers and attendees joined us for office devotions each morning and on the last day we spent some time singing songs from each of their languages. It was such a special time, each person teaching the rest of us a worship song in their language. They also shared about how much the workshop had encouraged them. One lady in particular only joined the workshop at the last minute because no one else was available and before she came she was not convinced that it was going to be worth wasting her time on. She praised God that she had come anyway and said how much of a blessing it had been to her and how determined she was to go back to her language community and put all she had learned into practice.
A couple of weeks ago Tim had an opportunity to preach at the Hillcrest chapel that we attend. Saturday morning he got a text from the pastor saying that he was not feeling well and asking Tim if he would be able to stand in. Tim, always up for a challenge, said yes. Lots of people commented afterwards that they really appreciated what he had to say. I still maintain that he does not so much preach as chat at people. The kids definitely appreciated his style and so did many of the adults, at least all the ones who came up to us afterwards. 😉
October the first marked the start of the new financial year and as a result our finance department is busy closing up last year’s books as well as making sure that this new year’s books are in order. Tim has a number of overseeing roles to play in this so please pray for him and the rest of the team that they will have strength and wisdom and attention to detail.
Thank you for reading and praying and supporting!
That the workshop participants will be able to apply what they have learnt
Successful transition from one financial year to the next