A week apart

Well, it’s now been a week since Chris and I fin­ished pack­ing up and left our home in Adelaide and part­ed our ways tem­porar­i­ly in the first step of our move to Melbourne for bible col­lege.

This week has been busy for both of us, and hard in dif­fer­ent ways.

Chris has had the job of begin­ning to unpack every­thing in the new house in Melbourne. We were very pleased that every­thing arrived safe­ly on Wednesday and grate­ful for the team of friends and fam­i­ly who joined chris and our house­mates in unpack­ing the con­tain­er on Wednesday night. So far there have been min­i­mal casu­al­ties and we are very grate­ful! Some of the joys in the week for Chris have been catch­ing up with old friends, see­ing fam­i­ly and hav­ing a real­ly encour­ag­ing time at church on Sunday night (hope­ful­ly more about this when we are both in Melbs!). Please con­tin­ue to pray for him though as the unpack­ing can seem relent­less and as he bat­tles with util­i­ty com­pa­nies and var­i­ous paper­work that comes with mov­ing. It’s hard to do it all alone. Also pray for him as he begins prepar­ing for his Hebrew inten­sive which com­mences at the end of jan­u­ary.

I have also had a busy week, but arguably less excit­ing. I have been still work­ing most days and my time has been full with var­i­ous catch ups and good­byes dur­ing the evenings. It is becom­ing more and more dif­fi­cult to focus on my work as my heart moves towards Melbourne. Along with being tired and unset­tled as I stay with friends. The joys of this week for me have been being able to spend time with good friends, going to the intern end of year din­ner to cel­e­brate the accom­plish­ment of some dear friends and col­leagues. Please pray that I would be help­ful in my con­ver­sa­tions with chris as I want to be around but can’t be, also that I get some good rest before my move and have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to say good­bye well to friends in Adelaide.

This week­end we are both going to have a hol­i­day in Victor Harbour. We will be head­ing down to the CMS Summer Encounter con­fer­ence. We are both look­ing for­ward to some good bible teach­ing and also time togeth­er to regroup before a year of study. Please pray that we wont get dis­tract­ed with lists of jobs but will be able to find rest in God this week­end.

Thanks for read­ing and pray­ing!

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