Wednesday, 31 March 2010

End of an Era!

Today, my wife Nicky, stops her paid job at Lady Bankes Infant School (she will continue to be a great mum at home!)

Ever since we moved back to London 8 years ago Nicky has been working there, even teaching all 3 of our own kids on different ocassions.

As a family we have benefitted from the music lessons, the presents, holidays in the sun and a kitchen extension that has resulted from this labour of love.
I know that Nicky has enjoyed being part of the team, the staff have felt supported and hopefully the kids have learnt lots....

the end of one thing will lead to the start of something else (yes I am hoping she finds work in Perth!)

Nicky thanks so much for all you do for our family!

Sunday, 28 March 2010

A Big Splash

What a great day - today my oldest son, Josh, got baptised (along with 3 others at The Crown Church)!

"Weak people are defined by their circumanstances but strong people are defined by their commitments."

Josh has recognised that he has done wrong against God and that Jesus died in his place so that he can now know his guilt removed. Josh has today made public his commitment to follow Jesus.

Josh is on his own adventure pursuing God and I am proud and excited to be watching him.

Friday, 26 March 2010

Goodbye London

I have lived inside the M25 for 19 years and loved it... the musicals, the big ocassions, the tube, red buses, the diverse crowds & Arsenal football Club!

London is where I went to University, where I got married and where I started my family.

This week I started saying my goodbyes: Thursday was an emotional time with the leaders of the London newfrontier churches. I have history with these guys and honestly believe there will be 50 churches and 10,000 people in the coming years but realise I have played my part and now it is time to move on.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

A Leap of faith

The house is sold and notice given on our jobs! All our possessions and security will be packed into a box and shipped across the world.

A step into the unknown is both thrilling and scary... who needs rollercoasters when riding life like this?

As a family we have thought, talked and dreamed of moving to Australia for years and now it could all happen within weeks.

We are trying to learn about the people and the culture - suprisingly no-one there drinks Fosters and why do they call underpants 'budgie smugglers'?

There is loads to do in the coming days, we'll keep you posted if you want to hear how the adventure goes...