We have been back in Nepal two days now. We had a good time in the UK this summer – as always many miles traveled, (nearly 3000 this time), lots of family and friends visited and caught up with and good English summer weather enjoyed. Actually much of the weather has been very good, apart from the last week.
Last weekend we enjoyed a family wedding as Becky’s sister got married. The wedding took place in Oxford and the reception was in a field by the river Thames. It was a great way to end our time in the UK.
As we settle back into Nepal we are able to reflect on our time in the UK. For the UK itself it has been an interesting couple of months, the general election, several significant terrorist attacks, and of course the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower.
Nepal too has seen elections and monsoon triggered landslides. KISC, has had its new 5 year agreement with the ministry of Education and Home Ministry (this allows us to operate and provide visas for our international staff) approved.
For our family, we have had time to relax, enjoyed extended time with grandparents, great grandparents, Aunts & Uncles and cousins, especially those over from Australia (Dan’s sister and family live in Sydney). We have also had time to reflect on the coming year, which we intend to be our last in Nepal and all that that entails.
At this point we don’t know what the future beyond June 2018 holds. We will be praying – and appreciate your prayers, and we will be trusting in the God who has taken us on such an amazing journey over the last 10 years since we joined BMS in the summer of 2007. Our desire is to make the most of this year first, and then start to prepare for the next stage of life. We feel sure it will be an interesting next few years for our family.