In three weeks time we should be sitting in sunny Asuncion. Sunny, hot and humid. A couple of weeks ago the temperature hit 39C, and its due to get hotter. At the moment we are sitting in a friend's flat surrounded by boxes, suitcases and lots of odd socks. Many of our socks got separated from each other in the move out of our house, now we are trying to help them find each other!

As the last three weeks close in the nervous excitement is building. Stronger than ever now is the feeling that we are going down the path that God has shown us. The sadness of leaving home is stronger than ever too. The next time we are in our own church will be our last.

There is still so much to do, your prayers are absolutely vital over the next few weeks. Thank you so much for your prayers and support, we really could not be doing with without you.

Every month we shall attempt to produce an electronic newsletter for you in email and web page form. The address for the prayer letter is:

Here is a copy of the text with prayer points.

Latest - October 1999
Having moved out from our home we are now living in a friend's flat. Our house has been rented by a lovely Christian family and we are very thankful to God for this.

The next month involves final packing and making ready for leaving on the 25th October. Also we shall be visiting more link churches to introduce ourselves to our supporting parishes.

After our leaving service on the 24th we go to England for a language course. At the beginning of November we move to Paraguay where we shall be working in St. Andrew's College, Asuncion. The work involves teaching, teacher training and computer administration.

Prayer Points
1. The flight we book will allow us plenty of luggage allowance.
2. The foreign office speedily handle our documents.
3. Establishing links and visiting our partner churches in Oct.
4. Arrangements for shipping and final packing.
5. Selling our car.

As is mentioned above our valedictory (leaving) service is on Sunday 24th October in the Church of the Good Shepherd, Monkstown at 6:30pm. We would love to see as many of you there as possible.

Many thanks for your prayers and support,


Stephen, Eileen and Elijah


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