Wednesday, 6 October 2010

where's Glen?

Glen is over at the Bible College on Malekula this week. They are on the west coast straight across from the airport at Norsup.

He was asked to spend a week there teaching from the book of 1 Timothy. It will be a challenge for him as it will all be in Bislama.

Although we didn't expect to be in contact he has been able to ring and reports that everybody says they understand him. He is staying in a lovely island hut on the beach and it is quite beautiful. There is no running water. At each meal time, water is collected from the river and boiled.

We said goodbye last Saturday...

And look forward to his return this Saturday.

Goodbye Sophie

Today Sophie is going to Australia. She left at 6:20 am. I am still here!

She left with her Grandma in a truck this morning and flew out of Santo a little later. Shortly, she will fly out of Port Vila and head for Sydney. They will spend the night in Sydney and then catch a train to Griffith where Sophie will stay with her Grandparents for the next four weeks until I also return to Australia with her brother and sister.

I will miss her.

What am I talking about? I am missing her.

Yesterday she said goodbye to some friends she won't see again:

her friends from New Zealand who won't be coming back next year,

and some students who we've been on field experience with over the last few years who will be graduating at the end of this year and she may never see again (in this life). One family made her a special lap-lap which they brought around to share. It was a lovely time.

Good-bye Sophie!

And Goodbye to Grandma too! Thank-you for looking after her and thank-you for coming to stay with us and for all your help.