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...

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

fun-days, wheels and fahitas!

This Sunday was a special day for the 50 or so children in the People's Church... a Fun-Day with loads of outdoor games and activities. The church meets at the local School for the Deaf, which is actually a campus of buildings, and we made full use of the playing fields and sports stands. The kids had a great time, but most of the adults were fairly hoarse afterwards!

Thank you to everyone who has been praying that we get a car... We now have our very own set of wheels, a 1995 Land Rover Discovery. It's already proving to be a real asset. The roads in the shanty towns are at best full of holes and piles of rubble, and at worst don't exist. We definitely feel safe and confident in the car's abiity to cope. Being able to fit seven people in is also a real bonus. We've already taken out our first carload of the youth - so nice not to need a minibus!

Last Saturday we took a second group of four girls to the cinema. We were really encouraged that the girls were all really enthusiastic and that they are already beginning to get some ideas of what they would like to get out of the group. This Thursday we are having our first NextLevel meeting (involving fahitas!) with all eight girls. Please pray that this will be a good time for them and for us as we start building relationships.

Please pray for our mortgage application - that the banks will look favourably on it, despite our lack of a salary!
Please pray that we are able to collect our shipping successfully - after several long delays we're just hoping it arrives safely.

Totsiens! (see ya!)


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