It’s wonderful to see the sunshine again after so many months of cold. We have been in London the last week or so and been able to catch up mostly with our paperwork. We returned on the 28th April from a month away starting with a trip to Canada to spend Easter with Walt & Wennie Robbins in Stouffville. It was good to meet the church again and to be able to share the message of the Cross & Resurrection. Walt & Wennie are doing a fantastic job among folk who in their late teens early 20’s were drug addicts. They are a small church but have a number of folk who faithfully come. We moved from Canada to Cloverley Hall in Shropshire for a 4 day conference with Les Wheeldon & Larry Hill. The programme stated the speakers to be themselves plus others so I was privileged to have opportunity to speak. Mary Seaton & Fineke Janssen were also able to share in the second morning session. The whole conference was very encouraging. We continued travelling North to Lanark in Scotland and enjoyed 10 days with the folk there speaking on Sundays and visiting in the week. Peter & Liz Smith are doing a fantastic job fostering children whose lives have been transformed by their input. As you may know Terry’s mother broke her neck last year and we have been visiting her in St Leonards on Sea most weeks on a Tuesday & Wednesday staying overnight in at her cottage in Rye. She is still unable to do anything for herself except drink from her beaker so we do pray for more mobility for her. Up to last year she was totally independent. She is 95. The local health authorities have provided her with an electric wheelchair which we trust she will learn to drive with her good hand. So far she is learning well but reluctant to make the move from her bed to the chair as it involves a hoist and finds it very uncomfortable. We also are able to see Terry’s brother and sister on a regular basis who both live in Rye.
This week we have Kezia our second oldest grand-daughter from Perth Australia visiting for three months so we are not planning too much away from London and nothing overseas except a trip with her and Chloe our London based grand-daughter to visit Andrew & Rebecca and family in Helsinki in June. On the 9th June we shall be inviting all our friends to join with us as we celebrate Terry’s 70th birthday look out for information. Frances was given a gift for a train journey for her 70th so we have organised a trip down the Rhine in July. We also plan quite a bit of house painting and gardening over the summer period and will catch up on some of our visiting locally.
Thank you so much for your love & care. Terry & Fran