Sunday, February 08, 2009

Genesis, Genesis, Old Testament Overview and Psalms

These past two weeks have been full but very satisfying as our Biblical Studies schools begin their study of the Old Testament. The week before last I went to Sweden to teach the SBS there, firstly the big picture of God’s purposes as it is worked out through the scriptures, and then we explored Genesis together. It was a thrilling week with a wonderful response from the students and staff. This past week was a similar experience here at The King’s Lodge. So much about the nature and character of God, humanity and his purpose for creation can be identified in this first book of the Bible.

Today we are in Scotland to share in the big occasion of Alistair Cuthbert. Alistair and Lynsey have been working with us at The King’s Lodge for this past 9 years and has now left to become pastor for families at Stirling Baptist Church in Scotland. We are excited to share in his ordination and commissioning tomorrow.

Yes, I have made my first Indian Curry, photo to prove the point. Yes, it is a little black, and I am not sure any Indian would recognised it, but it did taste better than it looks.

Friday, February 06, 2009

'Life in the UK' results

I passed!!

After hours of studying I felt pretty secure going in for the test. I paid my money and proved my identy, then sat in the waiting room with with a number of other nervous future test-takers. We were literally from all over the world.

Forty-five minutes were allowed to answer the 24 multiple-choice questions. Either you know the answers or you don't, so I actually spent very little time in the test room. What I knew was enough to earn the certificate I need to accomany my UK citizenship application.

Once my friend receives the last document she is waiting for we will submit our applications - waiting period right now is up to 5 months for a reply!

Monday, February 02, 2009

'Life in the UK' test

It had to be done. I bought the study book last May but have avoided taking the exam for too long. My South African friend, Hermoine, has joined me in studying and together we scheduled to take our test -- this Friday!

According to the UK Border Agency web site: "If your English skills are higher than ESOL Entry 3, you will need to pass the Life in the UK test before you submit your application for citizenship. The test consists of 24 multiple choice questions based on the information in the handbook 'Life in the UK: A Journey to Citizenship'."

Here is a practice test site - how would you do?