Missionaries in the family
Tomorrow our family says a temporary 'farewell' to my brother, sister in law, and cute little neice and nephew as they head off overseas on missionary service for a few years.
They are heading to an undisclosed country (but you can all guess where it is) in South Asia to take up a ministry in engineering for a Christian company.
And yes, it is a ministry in a country where corruption rules and shonky buildings are the norm because of kick-backs and skimming off the top. In a recent earthquake in the region, the Christian-built hospital was the only building that stayed up. It was the centre of help and ministry to thousands of people who lost everything.
I wish them well and I'll be praying for them!