We thought we should say ‘hello’ as we have been so silent on steppingoutwithgod.com during our 4 week trip around the UK, and have been quite busy as we settled back in to Malawi life again over the last week. Indeed, we have already completed a ministry trip back to Mpala ZEC Prayer House (more to follow in a later post). We are pleased to say that, after a trip across dry, dusty and bumpy roads to be followed with lovely fellowship under the trees, we are now feel settled in again.
It is also such a lovely time of year in Malawi, with the temperatures beginning to climb and Blantyre looking so colourful with the jacaranda trees lining the roads in full bloom. Unfortunatly, the mosquitoes are on the wing again (with Myles’ arms beginning to show the big white lumps) and the electricity/water is as unreliable as ever.
In hindsight our trip to the UK was never going to be the most relaxing of visits with our Suffolk home to empty into storage ready for tenants to move in. After this mammoth task we managed in the next three weeks to relocate Mhairi to London where she is training for a year with Worship Central (which includes a placement with St Luke’s Millwall); attend Calum’s graduation in the Birmingham Symphony Hall; visit friends and family in Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Yorkshire, Pershire, Berkshire and Devon; and deliver two bound copies of Myles’ MA dissertation to Moorlands College in Dorset.
However, our journies across the country also allowed us to renew and make friendships with zm supporter churches in Suffolk (Great Blakenham Baptist Church and Mickfield Evangelical Church), Cambridgeshire (Pound Lane Free Church joined by Soham Baptist Church), York (York Baptist Church) and East London (Canning Town Evangelical Church).
And these visits encouraged us to gather our thoughts on the last nine months. So do look out for an imminent post where we will summaries our presentation to the churches.
As we return to Blantyre, mark the ‘end of the begining’ of our 3 years in Malawi and look forward to our increasing contribution to our various ministries, we hope you will continue to walk with us as we step out with God.