Friday, August 12, 2011

Settled In....

It's been a while since our last post - and we have lived quite a bit since then...from getting bikes to mourning the death of a dear friend.  We are learning that each day is a gift given by our creator.

To secure the sanity of the family we decided to procure bikes for the family, so that we could release excess energy and get a bit of exercise.

I think the bikes fit.

Everyone is getting into the spirit.

Did I mention that we have a lovely park on the other side of our street....

It is called Baxter Park...

Plenty of room for Ultimate Frisbee! 

A Playground in the Park.

A Cafe in the park.

We are trying to learn how to enjoy it and each other....

The only thing that we forgot was the sunscreen!

We are learning that life is a bit different here...

Note the socks on the radiator and flowers on the table.

I mentioned that we lost a dear friend.  His name was David, and he had a passion for Christ that was contagious.  He was one of the factors that the Lord used in our calling to Dundee.  He desired to see his campus, his city, his country, and the 'nations' to know that Christ came to reconcile us to our Creator.  We loved him deeply, and mourn his death.  We take solace in the fact that he is where we long to be, in the very presence of Christ our Savior.  

Please pray for us as we mourn the loss of his presence, and are presented with opportunities to share the hope we have in the reality of Christ.  

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
(Romans 8:38-39 ESV) 

Thank you for joining with us in this journey.  The rubber has met the road.


Brea said...

What a lovely park you have to enjoy. That is a gift from God. I'm so sorry about the loss of your friend David. Praying God will provide comfort and peace.

Angie said...

Scott, Jennifer, John Spencer and Sophia - Continually praying for each of you, especially as you mourn the loss of your dear friend David. He is where we do long to be.
The park looks like a great place for lots of picnics and outdoor fun. I think I remember seeing it as we went back to airport, but cant be sure. The bikes look great too. I know you all will have lots of fun family time with them. Thanks for keeping us posted. Love to all of you.