Thursday, 3 November 2011

Visit to Cambridge

 On our goings, through the center of Cambridge, we walked through "All Saints Presbyterian Church."  It is being refurbished.  
 This photo is of Steve, sitting in the Bishop's chair in Westcott Chapel, Cambridge.
Looking at the Westcott Chapel from the back, looks quite plain. 
 In our looking for the archives at Westminster College, there was this portrait of The Earl & Countess of Huntingdon and their two children, Selina and Henry.  Huntingdon is just a few miles from Cambridge.
Cambridge is a beautiful city. This is Trinity Hall Bridge on our walk to Queen's Road, Cambridge. 

REFORM Conference, North London

Drinking tea and chatting on issues facing the Church of England.
Steve was able to feel the pulse of many of the clergy.  The lectures and question times focused on helps for the churches in the rural areas.

The Heigh Leigh Conference in Hoddeston is pictured here.  This is where the Reform Conference was held.  About 150 clergy were in attendance.  

Butterfly Conservatory, Niagara Falls, Ontario

Butterfly feeding area!!  Most fascinating!!!
 Ron, Shannon, Ella, Wyatt and Juliet Wills, along with me (Sue), my sister Sylvia and her husband Dan had a glorious time visiting the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls, Ontario.  

Ella (3 years old) spotted a pretty colored one in the leaves.  Wyatt (2 years old) loved running after them and Juliet (5 months old) just observed in her stroller.  

Dan and Sylvia were the perfect hosts for our day trip.  We had lunch near the Falls and then went on to Niagara-on-the-Lake.

In Canada with the Parents

Mr. John Edelman, my father, sitting in his "comfy" chair has a sweatshirt on, that has written on it, 


He may be 85 years old, but is still in prayer for his family.

While visiting, the weather, as you can see below, was beautiful.  Mom and Dad are out for some exercise and enjoying the sun.  

Thanks so much for all your prayers for these 2 people.  God has them in the palm of His hand.  

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Walking through Oxford with Tony!!

Lunch at the Eagle and Child with photos of C.S. Lewis and Tolkein in the background  
Being in Oxford for Tony was exciting.  But for Steve it was just as exciting to have a former student whom he could converse with in a place that they've both respected for its education.  
Steve and Tony in front of the monument remembering Latimer, Ridley and Cranmer being burnTt at the stake 

Lady Margaret Hall
Tony giving his lecture at Lady Margaret Hall

Friday, 2 September 2011

C.S. Lewis, Eagle and Child

Lunch with the Archbishop of Georgia (separated from Russia), was a learning experience. This restaurant, Eagle and Child, between the years 1939 - 1962, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkein, and
others, met every Tuesday morning in the back room (where we sat to have our lunch). This

was considered their favorite pub. This is where they would discuss the books they were writing and have a pint.
The Archbishop is working on his PhD through OCMS (Oxford Centre for Mission Studies). He asks us to pray for his country.

Oxford Changing of the Leaves!!!

Walking from Wycliffe Hall to Rhodes House to do research, and then back again, is quite a nice
walk, now, when the leaves are just starting to change color. I love to notice the detail of such pretty leaves. You can sit back and watch the people go by, on their mission to get to their destination. Noticing God's creation to the smallest detail can be quite inspiring.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Christ Church Exeter!!

Driving from Oxford to Exeter, was a long trip!! Fortunately, we have the Satelite Navagational System to help guide the way, or we would have gotten lost. It has saved us from many
many arguments on which way to go!!
As you can see by the sign above, this church was bombed during World War II and rebuilt.
Exeter seemed like a nice place to visit, as it wasn't too far from the English Channel. As long as the sun shines, it is definitely a touristy area, with all the beaches, which we didn't have time to see. As you can see by the sign, Pastor John Eustice and his wife Joy, prepared the people of Exeter for our coming. Pastor John and Steve are the ones talking outside the church. As usual, we were the last ones to leave:)

Bible Study at our Flat & Sunday Lunch!!

After Church on Sunday, Ama (Clement Appah's wife; center) asked us over for lunch with Ave (left). She will be leaving back to Jamaica in September. Clement was busy finishing a paper due the next day.This was the second time we hosted the Bible Study in our flat. They all have become good friends. We look forward to another year of Bible study starting sometime in September.
Ryan, the young boy in front of Steve, is 14 years old. He spent the day with us, studying scripture for his confirmation with Steve. He's a
member of St. David's.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Our cozy Flat!!

Three major rooms have become our domain, for possibly the next two years. I've told myself, "You'd better get used to it!!"
The door behind the couch leading to another door, is the bathroom.
As long as I have my kitchen, space to cook, we'll do fine. It's an exercise to get in the bed, as now I climb up, snug to the wall. We have our own mattress on top of the school mattresses provided. We had to have some of our own
comforts:) Fortunately, the couch in the living room, does turn into a bed, but it is relatively small, small quarters. There is a hotel on the Lancaster University campus called the Lancaster House Hotel. We went to investigate a few weeks ago and found it rather nice. So if you decide to come visit, check the hotel out on the internet!! We'll check out the discounts!!
This Flat is "our home" as we give it our homey touch. August and September will be relatively quiet, but the students will return to school by October. We'll assess the noise factor at that time!! It's small, but not tiny:) I thank God for my new home!!

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Bible Study at our Flat

Tuesday evening, 6:30 p.m., we were privileged to host the International Bible Study, at our Flat (apartment) on the Lancaster University Campus. Ben (pictured below) from Ghana led the study in the Book of Titus.

All ten of us, participated. Ave Maria from Jamaica and Molly, from England (pictured below) were
fellowshipping after the study had completed. We're sad :(, but its part of university life, Ave Maria will be leaving back for Jamaica in September, where she will resume her position in hospital management.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Visit with Rod and Jamie

Here at the Lancaster Train Station, just before they were to board the train for London, we had our photo shoot to commemorate their short visit with us.

The one main thing that was accomplished with their visit was reconnecting and catching up on news regarding both our families. We thank God for special friends like these!! Can you can tell from the photos, it was pouring down rain? Either way, we were prepared with umbrellas in hand!

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Our Feathered Friends at Uni!!

Saturday morning, we were having breakfast. Two ducks came knocking
at our door. Tapping on the window and watching their webbed feet was fascinating. Sunday morning, here they come again, but they brought their friend. He only stayed for about 10 minutes and went off somewhere.

Sunday afternoon they showed up again, while we had our door open. I think the former renters made friends with the ducks. We're thinking of naming them, especially if they become regular visitors. Got some interesting names? Let me know!!