south of somewhere

Hi, our names are Sarah and Nathan Cooper. We are based in Sheffield in England, but are preparing to move to South Africa in September '06 to join a church planting team in the Western Cape. We hope that this blog will keep you up to date with our progress as we embark on this new adventure. Watch this space...

Monday, September 25, 2006

The Coopers have landed!

Hope you like the pics... leaving from Gatwick on Wedneday evening, and arriving into Cape Town on Friday morning (we had a stop over in Namibia for 24 hours).

We are now settled into our room at YWAM. The team did a great job of preparing it for us, with some food ready, flowers, and even the bed made up! There are no ants either, which is certainly a bonus. We saw our first Rainman spider at the weekend - a big pale brown thing, body about the length of my thumb and legs like twigs. Just as long as they stay out of our room!

We are beginning the process of settling in, and will start looking for a house and car this week. Worcester has had a lot of rain over their winter, so now the mountains are covered in green, and spring flowers are everywhere. It's a beautiful place to be able to call Home!


Blogger Emma A said...

So glad you have arrived safe and sound. It sounds beautiful though spider sounds flippin scary! Praying for you guys,

Lots of love, Emma and Dan.xx

8:41 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your adventure is beginning - how exciting!!!
Thinking of you and miss you!

Love Dawn and James

8:38 pm  
Anonymous Brenda Bate said...

Hi yoos toos! So please you have arrived safe 'n' sound! We have been praying for you, and will continue to do so - for health, joy in your work, peace in your hearts, strength in your bodies...and also a car and somewhere nice to live! God has brought you this far.....He can take you further, and further, and further!!! God bless you both!

Loads o' luv, Brenda & Alan xx

7:26 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great to be able to hear how things are going with you guys. Praying for you both.
hazel and Andy

12:27 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bonjour, glad to see you arrived safe and sound and are settling in well. Does the phone work? Please delete any photos you may find on it...i was young and foolish and didn't intend them to be seen by anyone else.

Went to Sheffield at the weekend, managed to drink your share of beer in your one extra pint for me then.

Hope weather is nice there, it is 34C and bright sunshine here, almost too hot really.

Take care and hope you get a sports car, Pete

1:30 pm  
Anonymous Speech Therapy said...

Hi Sarah and Nathan

Glad to hear you both arrived safely. House looks fabulous. Nothing has changed here in speech therapy but we miss your funny stories.

Love and best wishes

Speech & Language Gang

9:43 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

haywood, that's the last time i play the tart for you, you told me nobody would ever see those photos.

i hope the pair of you are very well, i did try calling but didn't get through, i hope you got my message. pete was meant to tell me when you were going to be in london but he failed, miserably.

all the best, take great care. neil

1:16 pm  

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