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... www.thepeopleschurch.info

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas - but it seems unlikely...


It seems very strange to be drawing so close to Christmas when it's getting hotter by the day. It's not really the weather for mince pies and mulled wine! But we're still hearing "I'm dreaming of a White Christmas" wafting out of all the shops, which feels a bit surreal. Hope you are all enjoying the run up to Christmas, wherever you are in the world!

We held the last ever kinderbond last week, with around 700 children there to see the Christmas Muppet play and get their presents. After four years of Kinderbond every week, the team has decided to reach more children by taking the program on the road. So from January we'll be towing a mobile unit, complete with fold out stage, in to some of the most populated and poorest areas of Worcester. Children as young as four won't need to walk several kms, cos we'll come to them!

Thank you to every one who has prayed for Sarah's ear. After an infection that turned into abscesses (as painful as it sounds) it's now on the mend. Thank you also to everyone who attended the concert at the Foundry - it was a fantastic success!

2 Comments:

Anonymous Ray & Val Cooper said...

Good to hear your news today. We were wondering how you were, Sarah. May God bless & strengthen you. We shall miss you both this Christmas but we'll make up for it in the New Year when we come to visit and see first hand what you are about. We pray God will mightily bless this brave venture of moving out into the 'townships' to reach people with God's love. Rather like Jesus did when He came to Earth at Christmas ! All our love, Mum & Dad Cooper.

12:29 pm  
Anonymous hazel Bryce said...

Was just thinking about what a blessing you guys were to us last year, it was a christmas we will both remember.
I am definately not dreaming of a white christmas period (as will be driving!!)Its very wet hear.
Happy Christmas to you guys, will continue to pray Hazel.

7:17 pm  

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