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, October 02, 2006

Here's our house!

It's a blistering...12 degrees and pouring. Ahh, Africa. Still it's been good to run around sorting out all the practicalities while it's still cool. Our main news is that we have had an offer accepted on a house, which we are so excited about. We feel it will fit our needs really well, to be a place where we can retreat to but also a place where we can have the youth round. It has old 'servants's quarters' which can be used as a guest flat for all our visitors, so book yourselves in! We are still in the process of looking for a car, and are busy gathering all the paperwork needed to apply for a mortgage over here. We just hope that all of that goes smoothly.

We have started some planning for the youth work and will be meeting with the leadership team to discuss ideas tomorrow. Sarah will be taking the Sunday school once a month (20 - 50 kids, from about 3-8 years old) and Nathan will be starting to lead some of the worship at Sunday church services. With music practices, Afrikaans lessons, planning for the youth and Sunday school, we're beginning to get started with things. Don't forget to stay in touch with all your news!


Blogger Rachel and Manny said...

Nice one on the house. God is providin' innit?! You arrived smoothly, so the mortgage process should go smoothly... We'll pray into it!

Everything sounds good! We are liking it!

One love,
Rachel and Manny

11:57 am  
Blogger Nicky said...

Hello! Very exciting about the house and glad you arrived safely. I can't wait to come and visit though it might be a while before the bank balance allows it!

Will be praying the mortgage process goes well and you find the perfect car.

Love Nicky xx

10:21 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

aaaah, so nice to see your new house and to hear all about it, so very exciting!
Ro x

11:22 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A swimming pool, I mean 'pond'...?!?

11:30 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A swimming pool, I mean 'pond'...?!?

11:30 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

House looks great. Have you subscribed to the Armed Response Service yet???!!! Praying for you guys!
Ian and Wen xxx

7:50 pm  

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