Wednesday, 5 September 2007


We are back in blogland. It has taken ages and ages and numerous long phone calls to get us re-connected to the internet but last night, hallelujah we are back.

We are back in England. We have just had two fantastic weeks at Le Pas Opton, the Spring Harvest campsite in France. The first week we just crashed out. We hadn't realised just how physically, mentally and emotionally wrecked we were. However rest, fellowship, worship and the word have helped us to feel restored. The sun and French pastries were great too!

We are back in the West Country after 23 years in Yorkshire. It is true, other people really do talk like we do and our accents are getting stronger by the minute. We still find ourselves coming out with good old Yorkshire sayings though.

We are back in a Corps that we haven't had to start from scratch. It all still feels a bit odd to be in a fellowship with a history but it's been good so far. It is great to be building upon and developing existing ministry rather than breaking new ground. Nevertheless church planting is such an integral part of us now we can't help looking wistfully over at Shirehamption and Portishead and Avonmouth......... We know before someone says it. We can't do everything at once. However we would not want to lose our pioneering spirit.

Hayley is back from the USA. We met up with her at our Kaitie's house in London for the first time in 3 months on Monday. It was lovely to be althogether and tomorrow we will all meet up again for Katies graduation.

And now we are back we are looking forward with anticipation to what God has got in store.

God bless



Heather's place said...

Welcome back.

I've missed your blog.

Esther said...

that's fine but who is left holding the fort at Northallerton?

rehoboth said...

Hi Esther,

The Salvation Army were not able to resource Northallerton with full-time paid leadership but such is the committment and enthusiasm of the congregation they decided they wanted to continue in mission. A fantastic local leadership team has been put in place, which is being supported by being part of the SA North Yorks Team.

They are doing great but your prayers would be appreciated.

God bless