Carolyn has been here two weeks and me one. We are staying for one more week in a flat above an office. It is quite comfortable with a great view out all windows. We can see the Black Combe (small mountain), an 800 year old church, and the Irish Sea from the various windows. The only thing lacking in this temparary home is the lack of water pressure in the shower. On the positive side, the water is hot. All of this will change when we move into the Manse (parsonage) next Monday.
The British people must be among the nicest people in the world. All we have met, whether in the church or not, have gone out of their way to be courteous to us.
Today we walked with the school children in their nativity parade. Little Mary rode a pony and the camels were played by three Alpacas. We hope to spend alot of time in the school getting to know the parents of the children.
I drove on the 'wrong' side of the rode for the first time. I especially frightened Carolyn when I clipped the mirror of a parked car on the left side. It is a whole different perspective driving from the right side of the car. Carolyn ask that you pray for us when when we hit the rode.
Since we do not officially start our duties until this time next week, we are taking the train to Edinburgh, Scotland on Wednesday. I'll let you know about the sights we see. Maybe I will write from there.
Thank you to all of you who are praying for us, who have supported us financially, and especially to our family. There are pictures on this website under the 'England' tab. Goodbye for now.