Thursday, December 21, 2006

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas friends and family,

I would like to start by saying that we are truly thankful for the financial support as well as prayer support and the contact through emails that you have given our family over the last couple of years. We are thankful to God for those he has placed in our path.

The transition to Namibia has not been an easy one, there have been some trials and difficulties in moving and personally I am weak, weary and worn from all that has been going on in the last few months. Pete has fit into his new position and is enjoying the work that God has called him to and I am feeling in limbo and lonely. After some consideration Pete suggested that I take a trip back to Canada for a month or two, this would enable me to visit some family (especially Talitha), visit some of our supporters and perhaps share with some churches. This is something I would never have considered and I am thankful that he is willing to sacrifice to make it possible.

We did not tell many about my return visit as we wanted it to be a surprise Christmas present for Talitha, and a surprise it was! My brother had a box ready in the living room, and I climbed in and they covered it with a blanket. They called her and my nephew upstairs and told them there was an early Christmas present to open; they pulled the blanket off, and opened up the box! Talitha stepped back and with her hand over her mouth stood there in shock. There were tears of joy flowing all over the room and she just couldn’t believe it was ‘for real’! We spent half of the night catching up; I expect that we will be having a really wonderful time together.

Pete and the boys have all kinds of plans for the holidays ‘alone’ in Namibia. Meagan is enjoying her time in Angola with all of her friends; she won’t be back in Namibia until sometime in January.

I am in New Brunswick and I will spend Christmas with my parents and Talitha.
If you live in NB I will be here until January 10,
on the 11th of January I will fly to BC and spend time in the Kamloops area until January 30th.
If you are interested in having me come and share to your small group or church the ministry that God has called us to I would be happy to do so. Please phone me at 506-433-5478 or email me at . I would love to have the chance to share how God has been working and continues to work in our lives over the course of the last couple of years, show you the work of Christ’s Hope Namibia, and the needs in Angola that still weigh heavy on our hearts.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Charlene Knightly

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