Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Twas the week before Christmas

And it was a busy one. Last Friday, after an already long week of frustrations, Auntil Debbie and I prepared to move into her new home. We loaded her car and a truck. A few minutes after Aunt Debbie left, she called to tell me that the carpets, which should have gone in the day before, we're not laid. In order to not pay the truck driver a ridiculous amount to stand around and wait, he furniture was unloaded into the carpet less house. Aunt Debbie and I spent the day waiting for the carpet to be finished, and finally at 6pm, we were able to unload the car, get beds set up... Saturday was spent unpacking, buying storage furniture and putting it together.

Sunday, was our Christmas Program and Carol concert. We had 50 people in attendance, most of them were visitors from Aunt Debbits knit group and Ukelele club. Pray that their hears were touched with the message, and that they will come to know Christ. The children did a beautiful job with the play and puppet show.

Monday and Tuesday were spent putting more furniture together and watching kids. Tuesday night, we had the knit club Christmas party. It was so much fun and filled with laughter. I made a new friend from Poland.

Today, Aunt Debbie and had a somewhat relaxed day waiting for workmen to fix problems with the house, put in wardrobes, hang blinds... She also taught me to knit. I am very slow.

All my Christmas presents are wrapped, and I can't wait to watch everyone open them. I already made wassail, and I plan to make cookies.

Special prayer requests
My sister Janna
Nephew Emmett
Newborn cousin Jocelyn

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Busy Week Ahead!

As time moves closer to Christmas, my life is getting busier here in England. Friday, I went to another church to hear Baptist College International sing. This college is in Romania, but they allow students from all over the world. I ran into a fellow HAC student, and a girl from Alabama. The world is definitely small in this age of technological advance.

Saturday, Aunt Debbie and I began laying carpet squares in the church. What we thought would be a simple job is much more complicated. Although I am sore from using muscles I haven't used in awhile, I have enjoyed the experience. Hopefully we will have it all finished tomorrow.

Friday, we will be moving to Aunt Debbie's new house. Pray that there are no more glitches. It has been a blessing to help her and spend time with her.

Most of my Christmas shopping is done. I always enjoy trying to choose the right gift for people. This year, even though I am in England, I was even able to get some simple gifts for my family. I still have a couple gifts to finish.

Please continue to pray for my parents. Pray as it is now less than a month before I leave for Nepal. Pray for our Carol Concert next Sunday. There will be several visitors who are unsaved. Please pray God will open their hearts.