Thursday 17 December 2009

Thanks for all your prayers and support. It has meant so much to us, especially in the past couple of weeks which have been quite difficult. Both of us have felt really under attack. They're not things that we can easily unpack here but it has been a time of authorities personally attacking and undermining us. It all happened on the same day and we knew that this wasn't from God. This is a real time of testing and trusting God, even when things appear to fail. When God calls you, the enemy will try and put obstacles in your way. We know, however, - thanks to so much confirmation - that we're supposed to be in South Africa in 2010. Please keep praying for us to be obedient to this call.

Close friends of ours from Luton, Matt and Mareike (and baby Seth), will be in Cape Town in January and will be picking us up from the airport. This is a real blessing and just shows God is looking out for us in little ways too.

On a lighter note, Christmas is almost upon us. We've managed to escape without spending much on Christmas this year (thanks in part to Pete's family's recession-busting secret santa). It feels all too quick and things are happening where we feel like we need another couple of months to prepare...but Christmas week puts a lot of pressure on getting things done now!
Thankfully things all seem to be going smoothly...still waiting on visas, so prayers needed there!

We'd love to meet with as many of you as possible before leaving. We know that this might not be feasible, as many of you are away over Christmas. However, if you are able to get in touch - either via email, telephone or popping into our house, we'd love to see you.

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