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, January 02, 2007

Happy New Year!

Hello everyone, Happy New Year!

Thank you so much for all your cards/emails, we were so encouraged by them all. They took on a new significance this year, an encouragement that we might be miles away but still in people's thoughts!

We had a great Christmas here despite the disaster that was our Christmas Dinner (having prepared a roaring fire ready to barbecue lots of lovely meat, we discovered it had all turned green, so had to chuck the lot. We were spared a completely veggie dinner after salvaging a couple of chipolata sausages and barbecueing those on our humungous fire.

We had thought we would be spending Christmas on our own (not something we particularly wanted to do), but then discovered that some members of our youth would be spending Christmas Day wandering the streets in the township. So it was a no-brainer, and we had them over with us, and had a fantastic time. For one girl, it was the first time in her life that she had ever received a present. They were also thrilled with the gifts in the Christmas crackers (most kids in England would be distinctly unimpressed with a plastic smiley face key ring, but not here!) Pictures coming up soon ...


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