Monday, 9 March 2015

February 2015 Newsletter...

Dear friends and family,

We hope you had a lovely February. We had a great month!

The highlight of the month was our trip to Atlanta, Georgia, to visit Candace's cousin and her family. Scott and Janet were able to be in Cape Town for our wedding back in 2012 and so it was quite special visiting them in their hometown. We had a great time reminiscing with them and we also did a number of fun activities. A highlight for Murray was visiting the World of Coca-Cola and being able to taste different Coke products from around the globe. We also visited the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park as well as the CNN Center. The next day Scott and Janet took us to visit the famous Stone Mountain park. Here we hiked to the top of the mountain and enjoyed being out in creation. Our Mercy Ships friend Erin, a native of Georgia, also met up with us here and it was great to spend time catching up again.

Murray was also able to spend a day with friends out at Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area, north and a little west of Odon, where he enjoyed nature-spotting and bird-watching. One of the spots of the day was seeing a Bald Eagle, America's national bird and animal, sitting in its massive nest!

February started mildly but ended with deep snow and plummeting temperatures. On one of the days the temperature hit -20 deg C or -4 deg F! Brrr – it was so cold! The snow and frozen landscape offered some great photo opportunities, as well as Murray enjoying his first time sledding and being able to build his first snowman for at least 25 years.

Both Murray and Candace continue to be rather busy with work and despite Murray's job being part-time, he is very happy to be employed and being able to make a difference in the community.

We are both slowly beginning to pack up our belongings here as we will be moving to new accommodation in a few weeks time. Please pray for a smooth transition for the three of us – Rusty included in that number too.

God is good, all the time - and all the time, God is good. Have a wonderful March!

- Murray & Candace

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