We've been in Larnaca for a couple of weeks now, it's good spending time with mum and dad, the cats, friends, supporters, etc.
Not so good are the mozzie bites. I'm being rather eaten - if it's not mozzies, it's some other kind of wee beastie of the "eating daniel" variety.
We've been spending a lot of time reading, resting, and meeting people.
And playing a LOT of Settlers of Catan, probably the best board game around.
Sunday, May 02, 2010
Again, it's that weird time - about a week before leaving. Time to start packing and preparing, yet also not quite late enough that you can pack everything without needing to unpack bits again over the next week.
I've just been reading this book, which is quite challenging. I recomend reading it. Basically, it's the story of a young radical student type, who couldn't sit back and watch all the injustice and insanity in the world, and couldn't support ways to end it from his couch or by sending a tenner a month to TearFund, but actually had to get his hands dirty, go live with the homeless in his area, visit Mother Teresa, work with them, and so on. The longish review on Amazon.co.uk is good - it is quite an americo-centric take on things. But suck the juice, spit the pips, you know.
So - yeah. Becky and I will be heading over to Cyprus in about a week, for a few months. It feels quite weird. We should be back here by September, God willing. So many details to organise, and also so much to just trust God about, things we have no control over.
Oh, btw, Bridget, this photo is for you:
OMNIvision's new mobile book shop opened for the first time yesterday! Since Becky has been running the thing so far, sorting the books and generally making things happen, she was running the cashdesk (the ones from Doulos, strangely enough, which got shipped over to us) and I was able to take her out for a tea and cheesecake break in the afternoon. Cheesecake is good stuff. The bookshop is doing well, we're all pretty excited to be able to provide this service for the church in Carlisle.
And here's the last photo for the day:
Playing with my camera, I found some open source firmware which lets me do very fast shutter speeds. A bit of a hack, but hey. Fun to play with.