All four of us returned to The King's Lodge on the 1st of March.
My two weeks with family, friends and churches was what I had hoped for - refreshing and reconnecting. Blue skies, 70 mph winds, 10 inches of snow, shirt-sleeve weather, we had it all (but not at the same time). A highlight was working on a jigsaw puzzle with my parents. It had been my grandmother's from ages ago; somewhat prophetically it was of Brighton Gardens, England.
Now back we are in full swing again. Outreach teams have just returned from Kosovo and Macedonia; teams are preparing to head to India, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Thanks to video-conferencing technology, Phil's week of teaching in Perth, Australia, will be done from his desk in his office this coming week - Old Testament overview, the Pentateuch, how to read narrative history, and overviews of Judges, Joshua and Samuel. That should keep him busy!!