|2nd January: High Pike in the Lakes|
Well, we’re back! And this is where our AIM journey comes to an end. We haven’t had to fight any trolls, at least not in the physical realm! Who knows how many spiritual trolls have been encountered during our journey?! We have encountered a few big spiders and scorpions, but not on the scale that Sam and Frodo had to deal with. We haven’t had to trudge over mire and mountain, unlike many of the early AIM missionaries, but we did clock up a lot of miles on the potholed roles of Tanzania as we ministered to pastors and missionaries across the country. We didn’t have a magical ring to deal with, although, just as Tolkien’s ring had the power to destroy all evil, our mission was to teach God’s Word, a story that deals with the ultimate battle between good and evil, and the eventual demise of our enemy. Revelation ch. 20 states that Satan will indeed be thrown into a lake of fire, and on that day, his influence will be no more! The victory has been won! Now, I realise that you can take analogies too far (Tolkien might disagree!) but the fact is that Ruth and I have completed our AIM journey and we’re finally able to say with Sam Gamgee, “Well, we’re back.” It is the end of that story - but if you’d like to watch a summary of our final term ‘adventures’, see the penultimate paragraph for more details!
|A wintry Munro in the Highlands of Scotland|
|Sunset on the Solway Firth|
|Pastor Batano & Tony |
at Sanga Sanga
|Bird of the month: Long-tailed Duck,|
seen at Hopeman, Moray
|Steve, his niece Grace and sister|
Bev at the end of the unofficial
Nairn half marathon in March!