Written during Easter week, and just published by the Church Mission Society, my latest CMS link letter ~ click on the link below…
Just published in the last few days by the Church Mission Society ~ my latest link letter, giving an overview of my 6-months home leave in the UK. Click on the link below, and it opens in pdf format.
Since writing that letter, I’ve discovered that the front cover of the Taiwan Episcopal Church diocesan magazine (Chinese edition) for the 4th quarter of 2018 featured my photo, presenting the Archbishop of Canterbury with an artillery shell cross on behalf of Bishop Lai. Feeling very honoured!
I returned to Taiwan on February 15, and since then I’ve been very busy moving house, now I’m back on the St. John’s University campus. Grateful thanks to all in the diocese, church and university who have helped to make this possible, especially facing the challenges of the damp weather ~ everything everywhere was covered in condensation for days, just gotta smile! 🙃😊🙃 Now I’m looking forward to some warmer dry weather. Soon I’ll be set up for visitors too ~ so do plan to come and visit!
PS Update on March 5, 2019: If you’ve read my link letter, in it you’ll see how I lament the no-photos policy in Durham Cathedral. Well today’s news report says that as from this coming Friday, the photo ban is to be lifted. The link is here. At last! Thank you Durham Cathedral. I’m not expecting to be there again for a long time to come, but yes, it’s great news for everyone!
YES YES YES!
Just published by Church Mission Society, my latest link letter for you to read. It’s in pdf format. It mentions that we’re in the middle of the lotus flowering season….
It’s also telling you my UK Home Leave is coming up, starting in mid-August and that my church visits are already booked – dates given in the link letter. Many thanks to CMS for publishing it and to you for reading it! Just click on the link below:
It’s also on the website here
The countdown in on, packing has started, preparations are ongoing ~ YES YES YES!
Hot off the press comes my CMS Link Letter, No. 74. Just in time for Chinese New Year – YES! And just in time for this coming weekend, mentioned in the letter. Just click on this link below, it’s in pdf format:
The letter was actually written on January 24, 2018, and published by CMS (Church Mission Society) today. Thanks to CMS for getting it out in time.
And thank you all for your ongoing support!
In 1,400 words (that’s the CMS limit), my long silence on here has ended with the publication today of my latest Church Mission Society (CMS) Link Letter ~ click on this link below and it opens to a pdf document with words and photos describing why I’ve been silent for so long…..
However, 1,400 words was not enough – and I had to leave much out. Notably thanking certain people. My family of course, and all those who offered support and prayers….
Next would be Alice from Mauritius who spent the summer here in Taiwan, staying in my house while she visited her very lovely elderly parents who live up the road from me – while her energetic husband, Bishop Roger was on a mission study tour of the Church of South India. She is the reason why we visited St. Stephen’s Church, Keelung on Sunday August 6, and I was very grateful for her company and support all summer – and for looking after my house while I was away.
Then there was Rev. Keith C. C. Lee and lovely people of Good Shepherd Church and Kindergarten, Taipei where I had completed only one week of a four-week children’s summer camp when I had to return to the UK. It so happened that they managed to find another teacher at the last minute, who herself happened to return to Taiwan from her own holiday on the day I left. Amazing. God is good.
And especially big thanks to Bishop David J. H. Lai, Rev. Lennon Y. R. Chang and all the great people of the Diocese of Taiwan, Advent Church and St. John’s University for their support and prayers, and for releasing me for 3 weeks to return to the UK.
And finally, my mobile phone died on me the day I arrived in the UK. It refused to charge itself and so breathed its last, leaving me phone-less. As Taiwan is THE best place to buy a new phone, I decided to wait. And anyway, 3 weeks without a phone is not really the end of the world, and gave me a chance to switch off and focus on what was going on there. So maybe God had a purpose in it all after all!
So, many apologies if you’ve been checking this blog and wondered how come I was so quiet and posting nothing for so long ~ and no explanation either. Now you know ~ and I hope you will continue your support and prayers as always, thank you!
Hot off the press comes my latest CMS (Church Mission Society) Link Letter, written on Saturday June 3, published yesterday…. check it out here:
And in case you’re wondering, we’re in the middle of another Plum Rain weekend – rain rain and more rain, and yes the termites are enjoying themselves still!