We say goodbye to Limerick.
After two months of resting, watching, laughing, playing, working, and learning we are better people. No amount of thanks would be enough for the people that took us in and helped us enter the beginning stages of adjustment. True cultural adjustment takes years (perhaps decades) to achieve, but the beginning is crucial to the process.
Thanks to a few amazing people:
- Brent and Lori Enget
- Kevin Fitzgibbon
- Ellie Murnane
- Billy Stone
- Joe & Cassia Daniels
- All the students of Students for Christ, Limerick
- All the people of Abundant Life Christian Church
You will always have a special place in our hearts. You were our first glimpse of life in Ireland. Thank you so much.
We say hello to Dublin.
There is such an energy in this city. We are looking forward to many years of building relationships and ministry here.
A wonderful couple from St. Marks Church happened to be in the city centre on Friday. They had an hour to kill so they decided to give blood. As they read the sign informing them the blood bank had already closed, a young American couple pulled up with a car full of stuff to move into their new apartment…above the blood bank. Mick and Trish remembered us from church, asked if we needed a hand, and helped us move everything! What a great first day in Dublin. We were blessed with the favour of God and a great couple randomly passing by.
Dublin, you are our new home. St. Marks…our new home church. The students of Dublin…our heart.
P.S. I wrote this blog looking out of the window above. Our home until September. Be jealous.