"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29: 11

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Back from holiday, now down to preps

It was wonderful to travel to Victoria during the school holidays to catch up with Marcus, Susan and the kids. The boys all enjoyed sharing the time with their cousins and the cooler weather. Now that we know for certain that we are heading to West Africa next year, it was great rug up and enjoy one final winter for a while. We were fortunate as well, to then head to Mount Buller for a week in the snow. Whilst the white stuff wasn't exactly abundunt to begin with, a 25cm fall in just over a day was an answer to prayer and a joy to behold. Jack and Mark had a great time at ski school and Harry knocked himself out learning to toboggan. We had a refreshing holiday and now it is full steam ahead with our preparations for the next stage of our journey.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

We're approved!

We have had the most amazing week this week. On Wednesday, Mick finished up with the Australian Navy after 23 years. We had applied to Mercy ships to join the MV Africa Mercy for 2011-12 and were waiting to hear back. Just a day later, we received our acceptance letter in the email. We are off to Africa! More soon.