Robinson ministry update — 10th August 2017
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After a whirlwind two months in the UK we are back in Nigeria!
Welcome to those of you who newly signed up to receive our updates, we really appreciate the opportunity to share with you a bit of our lives and some of the amazing things that God is doing here in Nigeria.
Our heart-changing God . . .
To be honest with you I (Ali) have always pretty much dreaded our furlough times in the UK. Nigeria is our home and we have a settled life here and leaving that to traipse around the UK for 2 months is not my idea of fun!
To give you an little insight, (we did have a lot of fun says Tim) but we also slept in 12 different beds (two of them on two separate occasions), visited 9 different churches and were blessed to share at 7 of them. But the thing I dread is asking people to consider supporting us financially. In the past it has felt a bit like I am begging, like it was a sign of some sort of failure on my part and frankly, just plain awkward!
As we transition back to Nigeria differences seem much more obvious. One thing I am really noticing is just how green everything is here. The UK was so dry and brown but Jos is lush and green and it feels like it has rained more since we got back two days ago than it did in the whole 10 weeks we were in the UK!
Tim and I are working on getting unpacked, restocking supplies and generally getting the house back in order.
You can see a picture collection of our time away here
If you can spare us a few minutes we would really appreciate your prayers!
A good mix of doing and chilling during our furlough
Made it back to Jos safe and sound with all our luggage!
Good transition so far into life here
Dan to find his feet quickly in High School
For Tim and I as we get back into our jobs and tackle our backlogs!
That the remaining pieces of financial support that we need would come in