Who can believe it’s only a few weeks until Christmas? We have celebrated two birthdays recently (Lesley and Mika).
Homeschooling was on recess for some weeks which the teacher particularly enjoyed and might extend, as she has so many craft projects on the go!
Rachel will be leaving for New Zealand in January ’18 to attend the KingsWay school for her final year of schooling. Big shout out to friends and family who have made this possible, and to the School Board. The Lord has truly answered so many prayers!
We, as a family, hope to go to the UK in April/May to visit friends and mission supporters. Big thanks to a couple of our long-time mission partners who have demonstrated their hearts to see us by generously covering the cost of the air tickets.
Lesley organized an ActionAid fundraising Swimathon at the local primary school as Robbie is running the London marathon in April to raise money for under-privileged women and children. We raised 410pounds and are already 50% of the way to our 2000 pound target. Huge thanks to all those who have donated to ActionAid so far. All further donations will be gratefully received: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/robert-beaton2
Robbie is teaching preaching at the Evangelical Bible College of Malawi again this semester. He continues to preach regularly and support pastors through Beracah Support Ministry (see drop-down menu above).
The girls did very well in the ‘Handy Pony’ obstacle course. Hope came first in her category with Jessie close behind her in second and Rachel was third in her category. Colin and Michael are golfing on Saturday mornings and all the kids are swim-training twice a week and doing karate.
- Give thanks for air-tickets to New Zealand and the UK .
- Pray that we will procure the necessary visas in time.
- Thank God for the success of the ActionAid swimathon fundraiser.
- Ask the Lord to bless Lesley and the children as they continue home-schooling.
- Ask the Lord to bless Robbie’s preaching and teaching, and his work with the pastors.