We left Gatwick for Toronto on the 5th June to spend 10 days with Walt & Wennie Robbins who lead the Stouffville Christian Fellowship North East of Toronto. As it was Pentecost weekend Terry was able to take up the subject of the coming of the Holy Spirit and it was thrilling to see one visitor who had not been to church since he went with his grandmother as a small boy. We spent some great times with Walt & Wennie visiting the lakes.
Monday the 9th June will always stand out in our memories not only that it is Terry’s birthday but for the day that we heard that our second oldest grand-daughter in Perth had been involved in a serious car accident and was in a coma in intensive care. As the first week unfolded we heard much more of the accident. Another driver had hit her car on the passenger side with excessive speed and she had received serious head injuries, damaged lungs, torn liver and 11 fractures to her spine, pelvis and sacrum. Amazingly a Fire Officer was first on the scene and was able to give Kezia oxygen and make her comfortable while the ambulance arrived. Undoubtedly he was certainly able to save her life. Many prayed over the following weeks and we were all relieved when after 8 days she regained consciousness and was able to communicate although at the first it was uncertain that she had not more damage to her brain. It was touch and go in the early days but we had that certainty that all would be well.
It is now 8 weeks since the event and Kezia has began to walk unaided, a couple of weeks ago and been discharged from hospital under the care of two persons who visit her home every day. Frances plans to visit in September for a month while Michelle travels to the UK to celebrate her mum and dad’s 50th wedding anniversary and her dads 70th birthday. Kezia will hopefully be able to go for walks during that time.
We are still on course to move although we had expected to move out of our home early August having agreed an offer nearly three months ago. However today, 1st August, our buyer arranged for a full building survey to be undertaken. Unfortunately our first purchase in St Leonards – on – Sea was withdrawn from sale after a couple of months so our new property is only a few weeks in the pipeline. The seller is keen to complete by the end of this month.
We have a number of Sundays booked out in August and September and it will be interesting to see how things unfold if we move out of number 4 without the completion of the new house but we are confident in the timing and planning of the Lord.
We shall update this news again in early October.
We continue to appreciate your prayerful and practical support.
Much love Terry & Fran