Friday, May 25, 2007

A Taste of History

This past weekend we were blessed to be able to spend some time with Grandma and Grandpa Wright (and if you have been waiting for this –it is their fault that it is late or at least that is my excuse).They came from New Brunswick in time to join us for a shower for baby Susannah last Thursday and will be around for a little while anyway.

We had a great visit at Cole Lake Free Methodist Church last Sunday and learned so much about how the Holy Spirit is at work in the lives of people there. I was additionally blessed to meet the Silvers who I had last met in Burundi when I was eleven. (It was during my visit there that I became interested in missions work.) We also learned through Mrs. Freeman, our hostess that the Women’s Christian Temperance Union is still alive and active in Canada and they have expanded their focus to include abstinence from illegal drugs. She even gave the boys water bottles that the WCTU had made up.

On Victoria Day we decided to take a mini holiday. So in the morning we went to Fort George in nearby Niagara-on-the-Lake. We had been reading a book at night with the boys about the main figures involved in the war of 1812 to give them a bit of our local history and they really enjoyed recognizing a number of the places. So, we took the opportunity to go and see where some of the action took place. I think Ben enjoyed the dress up part the best. Then after a McD’s lunch (one of those things we have to stock up on before we go back to Niger) we went swimming at the YMCA with our cousins.

We are home this weekend for the baby dedication of Dave’s niece, but we would really appreciate your prayers for our preparations as we begin the packing process. I could really use a dose of motivation, the job just seems so big and daunting and there are so many decisions to make in the process. Please pray that we make wise choices. Dave could also use prayer. He has two papers due for his course at McMaster, but he is trying to balance writing and visiting with his family while he has the opportunity—needless to say the papers haven’t really gotten very far!

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