Things have been going very well. We thoroughly enjoyed the conference in York, and were blessed not only by the teachings, but also by the fellowship and reconnecting with friends we haven’t seen in a few years. Seeing the change in the building was absolutely amazing as well since the last time we saw it was in the VERY early stages of construction. All in all, it was a very blessed week.House
Upon returning to Mansfield, we moved into our house and began unpacking, setting up, and collecting items generously donated by people from the church. The house isn’t “finished” yet as there was more plastering and painting yet to do, along with putting in a new kitchen, however that got put on the back burner since another water leak appeared. Thankfully, all the leaks are fixed now and the holes are plastered. There’s just a little bit of painting left and we’ll be getting new cupboards and counter tops hopefully in a few weeks. It’s just nice to be settling into our own home now.
Most of everything that comes with setting up house has been done: arranging bills for rent, council tax, water, gas and electric; buying a refrigerator and washing machine. We are still working on getting mobile phones and internet at the house (hence the lack of consistent updates). Hopefully that will be resolved within a few weeks.
We are gearing up for CreationFest at the beginning of August to serve in the cafes, and are busy in Selah, the coffee shop ministry of the CC Mansfield, in which we will be hosting a live music and dessert night on the 20th of this month.
We have been taking part in the Sunday services, Bible study in Nottingham, mid-week services, and will be doing more as we settle in.
Thank you all for your prayers. It’s such a blessing to see how everything is coming together and how welcoming the people here have been. Pictures and videos will be coming soon.