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Skype Chats

We had a couple of great skype chats last week. Firstly we all spoke to our eldest son, who's at University. He's great and sends lots of little texts through the week (my favourite ones being pictures of what he's eating for tea!). However, the skype chat's the best because we all crowd round the little screen together and we get to see him as well as hear him. It's fun to catch up and tell all the news. He also likes to try and make the dog bark from a distance!

The second skype chat was with Sam and Hannah Fairs-Billam. They are living in Lusaka, Zambia for a year. It was fantastic to chat, and to take a look around their home at the same time seeing that they looked so well and happy.

Take a look at their blog to find out what they'll be doing in Zambia, and to follow their adventure. They are such a lovely Kerith family, and we're really proud of all they are doing , together with their young daughters.

Please would you take a moment to pray for them?
Here are their requests:
- Girls settling into nursery - particularly Amba who is finding it harder.
- Continued healing for Han's broken toe
- Work permit completion for Han (mine is now through)
- Wisdom and understanding around Zambian culture and law in connection with area of work which is all about Child safeguarding and development - connections with the right people in government ministries and relevant NGO's

(Oh yes, and they miss marmite!)

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