Home Early

Peter —  August 24, 2013

We had a good week in the French Alps at the Christian Workers Conference.  The children had a great time with old and new friends, swimming every day, good classes for their age groups, etc.  Melanie and I enjoyed a relaxed week of conversations with various friends.  We haven’t been to this conference for the past couple of years, but it was nice to get back to it again.  I led two workshops – one on leading Bible studies and the other on the Trinity.  They seemed to go well.

As is typical for us, by the end we were really ready to get home.  So instead of spending a night in northern France as we had planned, we pushed on and made it home in one long day of travel.  We were turned away from the Eurotunnel, but then phoned up and changed our reservation, turned around and came back to check in.  It was a very smooth journey, even though long (13.5 hours).

Monday we are starting the homeschooling year, so there is plenty going on in the house.  Unpacking from the trip and preparing for the re-launch on Monday.  I have a quiet weekend in terms of ministry, but then things get busy.  I have a webinar on Thursday, then four Sundays wrapped around a Cor Deo Intensive, an Invitational, a meeting in Bristol, a conference in Bristol, and whatever else happens in the gaps.  I don’t mind being busy, but it does mean I can’t work on other projects that are hanging around.

Thanks for praying for our trip if you did.  We do appreciate it.  On the last evening one of the rooms was broken into and the speaker had his computer, tablet, passport and medicines stolen.  It is easy to forget the threat of these things and we are thankful that the thieves didn’t get to more rooms.  We are in a spiritual warfare context and feel that reality very much at the moment.  Please continue to pray for us, for Cor Deo, for our ministry here and for our family.