|The Willows clan at the Diamond Anniversary do, four generations together.|
|The Lancaster clan on Lossie beach Yes, it was cold!|
Talking of sinews and ligaments….Steve is in training to run the Kilimanjaro half marathon in March. His brother Ian and sister-in-law Kerri are coming out to run it too and to visit us for a week. I will be happy to wait at the finish line to cheer them all in!
Steve is now well and truly into preparation for this year’s Institute seminars. He is basing his talks on 1 Peter and has 11 sessions to prepare. His method is to prepare them all in English first and then, with the help of a Tanzanian friend, to tackle the mammoth task of translation into Swahili. We are thanking God that he has completed 8 talks so far with 3 to do. He is planning to start translation work mid-March. Please pray for him!
Meanwhile I have been handling the usual tasks of admin and accounts for Sanga Sanga Retreat Centre. There is one important task coming up that fills me with foreboding—the annual project report for the Eastern Region Office! It’s due in by the end of February so in the next couple of weeks I will be immersed in the books and trying not to get confused! I am thankful for the help of Brenda, my accountant friend, who is able to see the wood for the trees and translate a year’s worth of Tanzanian shilling transactions back into US dollars for the report! Please pray for us!
|Happy English students with their certificates!|
|White-throated Bee-eaters - another 'cop' for us|
18th Feb Steve preaching at AICT Morogoro (2 services)
March/April 1 Peter prep for Steve
2nd-10th March Holiday. Kilimanjaro half marathon! Bro Lancs coming out.
30th Mar-11th Apr Steve leading Oak Hall Israel trip
Prayer and Praise
- Praise God for the progress Steve has made to date with his preparation. Pray that it will continue to flow and that the translation work will go quickly and
- Pray for Steve as he juggles this prep with his Unit Leader work, and for Ruth as she prepares financial reports.
- Pray for the 5 English students who received Bibles, and the opportunity to teach English over the radio.
- Praise God for 10 years of marriage!
Thanks for all your prayers and support,
Steve & Ruth
Bird of the month
|Pin-tailed Whydah, seen in our garden.|
|My Mum and the Queen - but which is which?!|