October 1st -6th ... Mark headed into Mozambique the first week in October for training in Dumela. When training was finished on Thursday they headed to Malamulele and spent a few days with Kenneth. Kenneth had invited the mission to join them for an outreach they had at Xigalo Baptist Church. For pictures click here.
October 8th ... We celebrated our 18th Anniversary. Well, we started celebrating on the 6th when Mark returned from his week away. It started with lunch, just the two of us! Then on Sunday, we all went to have lunch at The Ranch. Monday, well we celebrated with the whole staff in an all day meeting discussing our 2012 outreaches and then we were surprised by Julia cooking dinner for us. Tuesday brought we went on a date to a movie, gotta love 1/2 price Tuesday! I must say that was the first
"date" we have been able to take in MONTHS!
October 11th ... Luke participated in the Chocolate Gala at Pepps
|Luke's fan club|
October 18th ... Luke participated in the Clan Gala at Pepps.
October 21st ... Our cell group at CBC was in charge of this months "Coffee Bar". Each month our church here prays for a specific country in the 10/40 window. Then on one Sunday night a cell group will host the evening with a slide show highlighting that specific country and serve dinner highlighting the different cuisine. This month the focus was on North Korea. It was a great time of fellowship. (sorry some of the pictures are blurry)
October 23rd ... Luke participated in a Gala at the Town Pool. We thought maybe it would be cancelled due to rain. When we arrived there was lightening and they waited for an hour for it to stop. Once it stopped they started the Gala, Yes, it was still raining. We spent many days on the soccer field in the States in the rain but never thought we would spend a swimming gala in the rain. Luke had fun. (Brit had to stay home and work on a few assignments that were due)
Luke's swimming for now is finished until January. We are so thankful that Pepps allows him to swim with them each year.
here are some random photos from the kids school and other things this month.
|a little science experiment|
|PE at the gym|
|studying for a Government exam|
|Julia grading Luke's papers|
|working on math|
|pool math ... anything fun to work on math facts|
|a little surprise from Aunt Steph|
|One of the many birds that hang around our house.|
|Jacaranda Trees are in bloom ... beautiful!|
We are also thankful for the opportunity the Lord is giving us to share with Meriam and Jankie. In fact, they have asked us to come to Meriam's house and teach them from the Bible. What a awesome God we serve!