From 'Emerald Isle' to 'Emerald Isle'


Our Journey so far - one year and moving forward in the Lord

"Dear prayer partners, friends and family in God's eternal kingdom,

We could hardly believe a year has passed on 22nd August (our married daughter Lydia's birthday) since we left the shores of Ireland (from Dublin) "the Emerald Isle" to Sri Lanka also known as "the Emerald Isle" (in some quarters).

Our journey here has been extensive and exciting - travelling miles to meet with people, get to know them and their culture not only in and around Colombo and the West coast but also Baticalloa and Trincomallee in the East, and as far as Jaffna in the north and Galle to the South. We were also in the central highlands during the very first few months in Sri Lanka around Kandy studying Sinhala and Tamil or just being part of a community of Theological Students United in Training from different denominations.

Our journey continues here in Mount Lavinia, where we are stationed since January 2012 with a lovely vibrant lot of God's people. God has called us to be salt and light in this world. We have reached this milestone as a result of all your prayer support and encouraging emails."

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