The kids are off school as of this coming Friday at 1:00pm! Summer can then, officially begin.
Spring here in Scotland from a family standpoint:
-Busy, with a little time away a couple months ago on the Island of Lewis
From a Church standpoint:
-Busy, with Easter being the high point. We had quite a few visitors…and I even wore a suit!
From an automobile standpoint:
-We added an old truck that is cheap to maintain and really low insurance that helps with the work around the house and church:
And of course, sometimes there is a treat at Starbucks for those who preach and teach well:
We have been here in Scotland now for five years.
We have applied for visas three times for the family, and one famous time for Dylan in the United States which lead to an extended holiday.
We have paid somewhere in the range of $25,000.
The Luse family now has indefinite Leave to Remain. What does this mean?
1. No more visa applications every two years
2. No more visa fees
3. We are now able to come and go from the UK more simply without hassle
4. Basically, we can remain here and continue the work God has given us to do without fear of being deported. We have permanent ability to settle here.
We are a happy little family! Thank you to all of you who pray for us and support us financially! Thank you God!
Granted, not many parents often ask the above question. Here in Scotland, summer break has only been 6 weeks, and next Tuesday, the kids go back to school.
It has gone by fast, but I am extremely excited for what God has for our family in the next school year!
Renfrew Baptist Church is growing in many different ways, some easier than others, but all ordained by a sovereign and mighty God.
Adventure days were amazing!
And laughter always abounds!
I hope that your summer was ( or still is for a few more weeks) amazing!
A visit from friends is wonderful.
A visit from a family member is amazing!!! At least if you’ve got a fantastic sister (brother in law, and her kids) like I have!
We didn’t do a lot really…
Open top bus Glasgow tour, Church, Edinburgh castle, Loch Lommond, Loch Ness, Glencoe, Exscape rock wall climbing, swimming in the Glynhill pool, etc……
We had a blast, only sad that they had to return to California.
This summer I have decided to take every Friday off and head out on “Adventures” with the kids. Extravagant I know, but I get 5 weeks a year off starting in September and I’ve taken maybe four days….
Each week I take (or Shauna takes) a different group of kids out to do something they’ve never done.
Last Friday it was Charlotte, Raiden, and Connie.
We took the bus to Paisley, then the train to Wemyss Bay, the Ferry to Rothesay, had lunch, and ice cream cones, and then back again. It was all new, all fun, and we got to see more of beautiful Scotland in the process!
Tomorrow, it’s Taren and Caileen….what will the adventure be? 🙂
Four years as missionaries in Scotland, and how are the kids?
Charlotte, Raiden, Connice, Caileen, Taren, and Dylan are all very healthy, physically. Sure, they pass around the occasional bug, but honestly not as often as you would expect from such a large family! It is a testimony to God’s grace!
They have fully adjusted to school here, and regularly receive glowing reports from their teachers. Words such as “respectful” “helpful to others” “kind” and “happy” are not uncommon during parent teacher nights.
They are making friends and enjoy “play dates,” although I’m told that those happen not near often enough! They are invited to countless birthdays, which is great, however; we are going to soon go broke buying gifts! 🙂
Charlotte, our oldest is off to high school next year! I can hardly believe it. Wow! She is amazingly strong in her faith and is seeking equally passionate friends in Christ, which here in Renfrew is a seemingly tough request.
They are all a great blessing from the Lord, and are unashamed followers of Jesus Christ. (This our prayer and our confidence!)