Monday, October 30, 2006

Graeme and Nicole's visit...

So my friends Graeme and Nicole from South Africa (currently residing in London) came to visit last week with their lovely daughter Janel.

Despite Janel getting two (Bosnian according to Ljilja!) teeth and them getting constant looks for going barefoot - including the baby - a BIG no no here in the land of grandmothers, it was great having them to stay. We had the most wonderful weather (hence the bare feet) - who would have thought that we would be walking around in short sleeves at the end of October...

Here are some pics from their stay...


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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Women's retreat in Croatia


After not being able to go to the conference last year because of visas, it worked out for me to go this year and the Lord really blessed me through it...

50 women working in Bosnia, Croatia and Montenegro got together to celebrate, commiserate and join together. A team from the US came to pamper us, and they did a great job!

Besides being able to enjoy great English worship (and great treat!), we worked through the book of Philippians and so "joy" was certainly a byword of the retreat... And I had a fantastic small group for our discussion times, I don't think I have laughed as much and as long in a long while... and another highlight was that it was warm enough so that I also got to swim in the sea!!

I got to be in a room with my great friend Janice (below with me and Betty - the counsellor) and we had a fantastic time with little sleep. On afternoon I also had a scheduled time with Betty - which I think should be called "getting Bettied". I decided after talking with her that she is so great that she deserves her own verb!! (Besides being a great counsellor, she is a veteran missionary, having been in Hong Kong for 28 years).

All in all I had a blessed time! PTL!
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