Here and almost settled
Hi folks!

What an exciting couple of weeks it's been!! We're now here in Looe and pretty much settled into our amazing house! The only thing preventing me being truly settled is the fact that we still don't have the internet!

Due to a couple of issues the internet was slightly delayed, but all being well it should be sorted come Friday. At the moment I'm having to work with a broadband dongle, which is OK, but not brilliant. Mind you, I probably won't get higher speeds over the phone...

Anyway, my work is going well and Lucy now has a job!! She's got a job in a florist, all thanks to her making the effort to volunteer at one of the charity shops in the town. So she's getting to know everyone and I'm stuck indoors working... still, I have a lovely view of the river from my office...

We haven't settled on a Church yet, but that's mostly due to us not havign any transport to go to Grace Family Bible Church. The Churches in the town are lovely, but not quite on our wavelength. Still, we're making the effort to visit them and meet people!

On the subject of meeting people, Lucy and I are probably going to be attending auditions for a musical with the town drama group - an ideal opportunity for us to meet people. The audition is on Sunday evening, so it's a good job that Lucy didn't take any jobs that were on Sunday afternoons after all!

We really appreciate your prayers as we try and settle ourselves into the community here.

Yours in the battle

Real progress!
Oops! It's been a little bit long since I last updated you all, very sorry!!

Best news first! Praise God, that flat that we liked (really a huge house with a bakery underneath it) was still available and was amazing, especially for the money. So we jumped at the chance. It's all ours now and we're just trying to sort out dates etc. We're hopefully looking at next Thursday to move in! Hooray! I'll keep you updated on the date.

So there's some good news, the bad news is that the job that had been promised to Lucy never existed. We made the effort to walk to the shop and visit the lady personally so that Lucy could say we were coming down soon and rather than being happy and saying something along the lines of "That's brilliant, when do you think you'll be able to start then?" she instead proceeded to offer Lucy a job - less hours and this time including Sunday mornings.

The conversation was a little odd, because obviously Lucy was extremely confused as to where "her" job had gone and the woman who had previously said it was no problem that Lucy wouldn't work Sundays was now saying that she had to work Sunday. So that hope soon evaporated.

Essentially we now need you lot to cover our move and Lucy in prayer. We need the move to go smoothly and we need Lucy to get a decent job in the community and soon! Praise God we know he will provide!


Yours in the battle,