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Dear Friends,

 Psalm139 v5 ‘You hem me in behind and before, and lay your hand upon me’

 At last, we have a return date for Nepal! We leave on Monday 19th March. After four and a half months of focusing on health issues, it is good to be able to look forward and begin to plan our work in Nepal. Although it has been an anxious and tiring time, there have also been times of great blessing. We are grateful we were able to spend time with family over Christmas, catch up with friends, prayer partners and have a wonderful retreat at Scargill House, a Christian community conference centre in the Yorkshire Dales. We have survived the cold Yorkshire winter and of course enjoyed plenty of Scarborough fish and chips!

We now can look forward to the warmer climate of Kathmandu, connecting with our friends and UMN colleagues, once again living close to our daughter, Anna. We have the UMN conference at the beginning of April where we will be able to catch up with lots of UMNers from Tansen and Kathmandu. Immediately after the conference, we expect a visit from Phillip Mountstephen, Chief Executive Officer of CMS. We are busily arranging his itinerary now and anticipate an exciting time as we bring together both CMS expatriate mission partners and local co- mission partners.

At the end of the year, we will be on our home assignment and will be visiting our CMS Link Churches and so we hope that we will meet many of you then.

As this part of our journey ends we are aware of God ‘hemming us in and laying his healing hand’ upon us. We ask for your continued prayer in our transition back to life in Nepal.

Finally, we are hoping that our second grandson will arrive just before we leave. Please pray for a safe delivery.

We now have the packing up to do!

In all of our different circumstances, each of us is on a journey through Lent, living in anticipation of the celebration of a glorious Easter day and the resurrection of the living Lord Jesus.

God’s peace,

Web Master,
3 Mar 2018, 23:50