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'Pack and Go'

Amelie’s travel cot is one of the ‘Pack and Go’ type, and I can’t help wishing our life would be that easy… We have pretty much completed our packing with 24 hours to spare, and my parents may even get their dining room (our packing room) back before the extended family come to eat this evening.

helping to pack

helping to pack

hooray, empty drawers

hooray, empty drawers

packed car

packed car

I guess when you are going anywhere, there is so much to do practically that there is not much time or energy left to think through anything emotionally, (which may be just as well) and it is only now, hiding away quietly in a cluttered study (my Dad’s clutter, not ours, this time) with a cup of tea, I take a deep breath and think ‘What are we doing’?! A question we have been asked many times recently. My old school friend asked me the other day ‘what exactly is your mission?’ and it has been mulling over in my mind since… I suppose in a nutshell our ‘mission’ is the same as it is here- to share the love we have received with the people we meet in Uganda in practical ways. Easier said than done though, and I fear this blog will be more like ‘confessions of a missionary’ than anything else.

First confession:
travelling about and packing does nothing (positive) for our marital relations. We can’t wait to be settled, unpacked and in a normal routine, after seemingly months of travelling about.

Second confession:
Although others can look and think that somehow we are different and have some sort of ‘super strength’ to be doing this, we are definitely very human and have been guilty of acting in unkind and stressed out ways. I don’t think this type of moving round and change is really ‘normal’ for anyone (unless you’re a traveller or a refugee, I guess, although it isn’t a refugees’ choice, really, is it)?

Third confession:
we feel pretty scared with all the uncertainty and change ahead

Well, better pack and go...

Posted by africraigs 13:42 Archived in England

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Thinking of you all. Your honesty is a good thing, in our confessed weakness, God's power is made perfect and is at its fullest in our lives. Amelie looks excited, miss you all. Look after each other, lots of love from alasdair, katie and eilidh

by Alasdair Bennett

Just checking this thing works!

by Andy Cumming

Hey Dudes!!!!

Hope you are now safe in Uganda and things are unfolding without too much stress. We hope and pray the Lord blesses your vision to see the broken in Africa reached for Christ and I'm sure you guys will be shinning lights in your service for Him.

Have an amazing time and remember the three P's. Keep on Praying, Praising and Pressing on!!!!!!

Love & joy
Paul & Rachel

We wait in hope for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.
May your unfailing love be with us, Lord,
even as we put our hope in you.
Ps 33:20-22

by Paul & Rachel McLoughlan

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