One of the things that amaze me is time, every day seems just to creep up and then disappear into the fog of the last year; this year has been exactly like that. Even though the days have been long and sometimes frustrating, I cannot for the life of me fathom where the last 12 weeks have gone. If you did not know, I am currently studying for ministry in the Church of Ireland; coming to the end of my second term of the first of three years. It has been hard, exciting, interesting and boring all in one but I am so thankful and privileged to be in the position I am in. This term has seen so much, I have fallen more and more in love with Living in Dublin, written a car off and be blessed my making new and deep friendships.
While next Friday will see the end of the term, I still have one more step to take before I could officially say the first year is complete.On Sunday (10th April) I will be boarding my first plane in the best part of a year with the last stop being Nairobi – to say I cannot wait would be the understatement of the year. This has been something I have been looking forward to for the best part of 6 months and it has always felt so far off I am just looking forward to it becoming a reality. It has all come about through the college, part of our course see us take a full-time three-week placement in a church, it is allowed to be a bit different and so CMS (Church Mission Society) are one of the places that offer ‘different’ a placement with an African twist. I would be lying if I said it hadn’t been on my mind since I first knew they did placements, but it was definitely of God when I realized they did a placement in Kenya. Being in Tanzania last year for three months and traveling down through Kenya to get there, I feel in love with the area – it was stunning even from the discomfort of an African coach and somewhere I knew I would end up back sooner rather than later (just not this soon). I am also excited if all goes to plan to be able to cross the border into my second home into Musoma Tanzania. To be able to catch up with some special people and hopefully see some of the projects I was involved in – what most excites me about Musoma is the opportunity to see what the new teams are getting up and how God is using them
This is a short post to say there will hopefully be a lot more blogs in the next two months, from Africa with musings, experiences, frustrations and whatever else I can think off. To simply ask for your prayer as I seek to finish off essays and get everything handed in that needs to be handed in, this coming week and start to get ready for heading off next Sunday.