Early March the September DTS was welcomed back for a week of debrief. They reported fantastic growth in themselves and their relationships with God, and being fruitful in Tanzania for 8 weeks (after 2 weeks in London).
Last Sunday we waved goodbye to our January DTS, who flew down to South Africa for their outreach until mid-June. Yesterday the term ended, with our Bible Coure Course graduating 11 students,and the SBS completing Term Two. Now on to the prophets ...!
Smack in the middle of all this was Jonathan's birthday -- our special boy has turned 10! He enjoyed a Laser Tag birthday party with his friends, but his actual birthday day was also focusing on Elisa.
The UK Cheerleading Association National Championships fell on 17-18 March, the weekend of Jonathan's birthday. At 10 he was less interested in being surrounded by girls all looking their best, but we are proud of him that he made the best of the day and was actually fascinated at how the girls were stunting, being thrown up in the air, and on all but just a few occasions they were being caught! Elisa's squad competed against older and more experienced girls and therefore didn't rank very high. The whole experience was brilliant for them, and there is a new determination to train and improve.
The new term begins Easter weekend. We are expecting about 20 on the Crossroads CDTS (and 10 children) and 10 on the Primary Health School along with our third term of the SBS. More new students to welcome and to induct and come to know, and to love.
For the next few days, though, we plan a well-earned rest.