We have been very encouraged by the support we have received regarding our visa challenges. This has included MPs, senior Christian leaders and many, many people both in the UK and abroad. Our letter in response to the issues they raised has been very carefully written and is now with them for their consideration.
We have begun four training programmes this term: Term 2 of the SBS (24 students); English for Missions (EFM) English Language training with 14 students; Bible Core Course with 7 students; and a small arts seminar. Most of the EFM students want to stay on with us for further training to prepare them for the mission field but everyone of them is dependent on receiving a visa.
Elisa continues to settle in well after returning from her DTS, and we are thrilled that she has been accepted for a post working with a Care Company called Skills for Living. She begins as soon as her paperwork has been processed. She is also considering her longer-term future.
We are enjoying more theological and philosophical discussions as a family as Jonathan engages with his college philosophy and sociology classes. This is lots of fun and we are enjoying this very much.