Let me set the scene for you . . .the Frangipani is blooming and spreading its sweet smell around the compound, the grass is a faint green haze as it starts to grow after the first decent rains. It is fairly warm, sitting at 27oC inside our relatively cool house at 10am. God is good!
We had a quiet Easter with a few people over for lunch on Easter Sunday. No Easter eggs to be found in our house, but that is not necessarily a bad thing! Don’t get me wrong, I am not anti-Easter eggs per se (who doesn’t like a bit of chocolate now and then?) but I certainly don’t miss the commercial eggs-and-bunnies aspect of Easter in the UK. Hard to imagine anything further from the harsh reality of a horrific death on the cross than brightly coloured eggs and cute fluffy bunnies. And frankly they also seem a watered-down joke in comparison with the incredible joy and promise of new life we gain from the resurrection. Sort of seems like the world (Satan?) wants us to throw out our glorious technicolour reality in exchange for a cheap, faded fake. Sorry, rant over.
Tim is heading to the UK in a week or so for a very brief 10 day trip to celebrate the wedding of a friend of ours (Andy Kach) who generously offered to pay for Tim’s travel. As it is such a short trip it is unlikely that he will see any but a small handful of you but please do pray for safe travel for him and protection for Dan and I while he is gone.
While Tim is away we will have our annual SIL Nigeria Spiritual Retreat (15th-19th April). Please pray that it will be a time for all of us to draw closer to God and therefore closer to one another as a team.
Thank you so much to all of you who support us in prayer, financially, emotionally etc! We appreciate you and consider you co-workers with us.
Safe and restful (along the lines of “a change is as good as a rest”) trip for Tim to the UK
Peace and protection for Dan and I while Tim is away
Blessed Retreat for Dan and I and the rest of SIL Nigeria
Serving a living, glorious, technicolour God!