Friday, 14 December 2012

A quick random summary

The last month has been a bit of a whirlwind for our family.  Since the MAF Congo team evacuated out of Congo it has been full on but never dull :)  We had one lady stay with us for two weeks before she headed back to Congo for a brief time before then heading onto Kenya to visit some family with her husband.  We had some good fellowship together as we have known this couple for a number of years.

I was called upon to do some de-briefing with the families of the team so that was spread out over a two week period and there have been subsequent follow-ups.  Two families are back in Congo and the remaining ones are still in Kampala.  The situation in Congo is being monitored and the families with young children will return at the "right" time.

Simon's back is doing much better and he started flying again last week.  He still has some pain in his bottom and lower leg but the physio said it will just take time to go away.  We are grateful that life has returned to almost "normal" for him and he can resume his flying duties.  Thanks to all of you who have been praying for him.

On Wednesday night Simon was baptised.  He had been baptised as an infant but felt it was right for him to be publically baptised as an adult giving an outward sign of his commitment to Christ.  The baptism was held at the University pool.  6 other people were baptised that evening also.  I will upload photos when I get the chance.  Joshua and Zara also came along and it was good for them to see and learn what baptism is all about.

The last couple of days I haven't been feeling too well and so finally went to the doctor.  I have been diagnosed with giardia and amoebas and need to do another test for bilharzia in a months time.  The bathroom and I are best friends at the moment :)  The medicine should do its job in a couple of days.  I would value your prayers that I recover well and that the rest of the family don't get it.

Joshua and Zara finished school today for the Christmas holidays.  They had a fun day with class parties and then were able to go swimming with friends afterwards.  They are excited about their Granny arriving on Sunday and have been counting down for some time now.  It will be good to spend time as a family during this Christmas season and have some rest and relaxation.

Tomorrow there is an airshow at Entebbe airport.  MAF is involved in this event along with other operators.  There will be static displays of aircraft as well as opportunities for people to pay to go on a flight.  There will also be some parachustists jumping and some aircraft displays by the Ugandan military.  Simon will be helping at the airshow by answering questions people have regarding MAF or the aircraft that is on display.  There might be informal opportunities for people sharing their faith also.

On Sunday our church is having their Nativity service.  Joshua is a wise man and Zara is going to be a donkey.  The Pastor said that its going to be a Nativity service with a difference.  We will let you know how that goes. :)

Well that about covers the last couple of weeks or so but hopefully it won't be too long before I post another entry with some photos etc.