Sunday, 20 December 2009
The Christmas Blog!
Well it's about time that I blogged, and it's taken Christmas to remind me! So much has gone on in our lives and of those that we are involved in it's hard to know where to start!
Yes the country has it's problems as always. There's no Fuel, and this has been the case for nearly 2 months now! It's really hot, which is weird considering it's Christmas and people here still struggle to find food. But having said all that we feel so settled and so a part of things here.
We have started visiting the prison now. It's tough. I can't imagine how people survive in those conditions. But 2 young men in the church have a passion for it, and we want to see people realeased and developed into what they are good at.
On the football side of life it continues to go well. A few notable goings on was an invition to take some of the kids we train to view the world cup, it was fantastic! And Lusekero and his team making the Cup Final. It was really heart breaking as they lost on penalties we were so proud of the way they all played and how Lusekero conducted himself.
It was wonderful to have my parents out with us for a couple of weeks. They did a great job with everything, and I was really pleased to see my Dad share a message of acceptance with the prisoners. While we were sad to see them go, the blow was softened by the arrival of my sister Jess yesterday. She is settling in fast and even though I'm complaining of the cold here she assures me it's very hot compared to snowy England!
Sally-Jayne continues to be a real blessing to us. She's a healthy, bouncy, smiley baby and is a complete joy to have in our lives. She has become well known amongst the community here and welcomes anyone who wants to give her attention.
Well I could go on, but I don't want to become a bore. Our newsletter is now available to download from our website:
Have a fantastic Christmas
Lots of love
Posted by Tom Gallagher at 10:13
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I'm part of New Generation Church (www.newgen.org.uk) in the United Kingdom. I passionately believe in Church, love Jesus and am wondering about the various things I could write here. This used to be a blog for our updates from Malawi when Jo and I were missionaries to Flood Church.