Wednesday, 9 June 2010

June praise and prayers

Hello there!
We are in our final week of Redcliffe and classes have finished and we are spending our time cleaning, packing and eating lots in all the social events planned. We head to the Isle of Wight on Saturday, hopefully arriving in time for Alfredo to watch the first world cup game (he is supporting England this year as Ecuador didn't qualify).

The house we are living in got broken into a fortnight ago and we lost our digital camera, some cash and Alfredo's brand-new suit that we had bought for the wedding that weekend! We hope to get a new camera soon, but there won't be any photos for a bit.

We had a lovely half term holiday, first in Devon for Lizzie and James's wedding and then in Coventry to relax in the garden and meet church friends.

One of our reasons for being in the UK is to increase our financial support for our work in Ecuador. What with the family growing in size and the exchange rate dropping, our current support is only about a 1/3 of what the mission recommend. We greatly appreciate all you guys who give regularly to our work. Please prayerfully consider either becoming a regular supporter (standing order form attached) or increasing your monthly support. Please remember to say that one-off gifts and regular giving if for the Leon family. Donations can be sent to HCJB-UK, 131 Grattan Road, Bradford, BD1 2HS

For all the friends we have seen on our travels last month and that Benjamin quite enjoys travelling!
For the great time we have had at Redcliffe College, for the friends made and the lessons learnt.
For the great work Steph and Lizzie did in the jungle while we have been gone. They are both back in the UK... Steph hopes to return to Ecuador in August to continue working and Lizzie plans to come to Redcliffe in a year! Adeline is also preparing to go the bible college in September, with an idea of returning to the jungle, yeh!
That no one was hurt and there was no damage from the robbery and that no one lost anything irreplaceable or valuable.

we are a bit gypsy-like this month with our base on the Isle of Wight but visits planned for Bradford, Newcastle and Reading. Pray for time to relax and that we enjoy the travelling.
Pray we can replace the camera quickly. We had to buy a new suit a day later so Alfredo had something smart for the wedding!
Pray for our financial support
Pray for planning as we start to think about what we do when we return to Ecuador. We already have two friends from Redcliffe visiting in August, Steph arriving back, Franzi arriving in Shell in September, so we will hit the ground running.

Diary for coming month:
12th leave Redcliffe
13th East Cowes Methodist Church, Isle of Wight, 10.30am
18th HCJB office, Bradford and Thurgood's church
20th Sunbridge Road Mission Church, Bradford, morning and evening service
21st-24th Newcastle?
25th-27th Reading (Adeline)