Adventures in California

November 20, 2013 in Life, Wycliffe, Mark, Church, Culture, Front

Although we are currently living in Oregon in the US, Laura is originally from California and still considers that to be her home in many ways. Recently we were excited to be able to spend a couple of weeks in California visiting friends, supporters and our supporting church in Petaluma.

We had an amazing time, and loved being able to catch up with friends who we hadn’t seen for a couple of years. Our time in Petaluma was also really encouraging, particularly as we spent an evening with the church home group that has committed to supporting us in prayer and practically in whatever ways they can. We were really glad to have the opportunity to spend time getting to know the group better, and felt humbled by their enthusiasm to support us and our work in whatever ways they can. Read the rest of this entry →

Our Trip to Sunny California

February 4, 2011 in Life

The last couple of weeks we’ve been in California, enjoying seeing close friends and family for the first time in over a year. The trip was a lot of fun, and it was great to just spend time hanging out with friends, catching up, and enjoying the beautiful weather… I even had the chance to go surfing one day, thankfully avoiding the sharks but realising that I need quite a bit more practice yet…!

We were also able to speak at our supporting church in Petaluma, to let them know a bit more about Bible translation around the world and the work that we’re doing. We always enjoy visiting the church, and are made to feel very much at home even though we’re only able to be there so rarely.

One of the exciting parts of hanging out with our friends was getting to know better their young children, who are much changed since the last time we saw them in December 2009! Here are some photos from the trip…

Janoah at his 2nd birthday party!

Janoah at his 2nd birthday party!

Happy birthday to me!

Happy birthday to me!

Uh-oh...

Uh-oh...

Down in the sunny south, Laura with her good friend Amber and Mia

Down in the sunny south with Amber and Glenn and their daughter Mia

Off to the ocean...

Off to the ocean...

Amber and Laura

Laura remembers the many years she spent at the beach growing up...

Laura remembers the many years she spent at the beach growing up...

Back in Petaluma with April and Jonathan and the boys

Back in Petaluma with April and Jonathan and the boys

Laura and April

Laura and April

Mark and Laura

Jonathan with the youth at church

Jonathan with the youth at church

Take a look at some more photos from our trip