Saturday, April 30, 2011

Update from Ensenada

"It is currently week three of ministry and I am loving it so mucho grande ..."

Read more here about Elisa's exploits:

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Nations Come to England

A new term of training began at The King's Lodge on the 8th of April, just two days after our return.  We weren't the only ones to show up from the far ends of the earth.

"So there was a Colombian, an Indian and a Ghanaian who walked into the Snack Bar..." - perhaps a few years ago it actually might have been a joke, but now there is a new release of missionaries coming to England. Over 20 passports are represented this term.

Phil has joined the Bi-lingual Bible Core Course (BCC) as the school co-leader.  In 12 weeks these 21 students will inductively study 13 books of the Bible which represent different literary genres.  Letters, prophets, gospels, poetry, law - all need to be read and understood uniquely, and this course will guide them through providing the necessary tools.  The Korean translation of this class and all group gatherings is a new dimension for most of us, and the wonderful people and God's grace are making it very do-able.

The evening of Good Friday we put Phil on the plane to Oxford, New Zealand (via Christchurch)  He'll teach 3 books in two weeks on their BCC, returning on the 8th of May.  Ten days later Elisa will arrive!  Half-way through her outreach/child-minding, and she is doing so well but her family is missing her heaps.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Two Weeks In and Giving It All She's Got

Another weekly update from Elisa.

Action songs with kids and the team

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Adventures South of the Border

Read about Elisa's amazing first week in Mexico.  She's missed by her family but having a blast on this outreach. 

Saturday, April 09, 2011

What a Week

Last Friday drew a conclusion to our 4 wonderful months in Kona.

A long weekend together in O'ahu was a wonderful family treat.  We enjoyed a road trip around the island, hiked the Diamond Head crater, splashed on Waikiki Beach, and the enjoyed the beautiful North Shore which got all our votes for being the most fantastic spot on the island.

Monday night Elisa flew out to join the DTS outreach team in Mexico.  Tuesday morning the rest of us caught our flight from Honolulu to LA to Paris to Birmingham, arriving early evening on Wednesday at The King's Lodge. 

This Friday (yesterday) we were a part of welcoming a new group of eager students ("trainees" for visa purposes).  Phil will be co-leading the Bible Core Course, which will be an English and Korean bi-lingual classroom.  Lots of names to learn and stories to hear and lives to become a part of. 

And the sun is shining in England!