It’s all change in the Brighton household this year. Not least because, after 11 years as Senior Minister of Poynton Baptist Church, Neil is stepping down.
By September both our children will (we hope) be studying at University and we (Lori and Neil) will become mission volunteers with BMS: world mission. For the next two years we are going to assist the work that BMS are involved with in Iquitos and Nauta, Peru.
A large part of the work we are going to do is connected with the Nauta training centre which Neil has been involved with since it’s inception. We are really looking forward to working with others from Peru as we develop the training course and building links with other mission personnel in Nauta and the rivers.
Our plan is to spend two thirds of our time in Nauta. Some of the rest of the time will be in the UK, both to support our children but also to work on training materials for the centre. And the rest of the time? Who knows, we are open to whatever doors God might open, though we will need to give some time to raising funds for our work in Peru.
There are lots of things to sort out over these next few months as we aim to ‘leave well’ our roles in Poynton Baptist, to organise somewhere to live both in the UK and in Nauta and keep trying to work on our Spanish.
To help us do this we've moved the blog to a new platform and given it a makeover. So to keep up with our news please go over to the new blog at distinctreflections.net
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