Our Return to Zambia

Hello All,
We are excited to be heading back to Zambia very soon!
We want to say thank you to the many people that we have been able to spend time with during our time here in New Zealand, it has been really great to catch up with you all!

We want to update you on our return travel to Zambia and a couple of prayer requests. We are leaving for and arriving in Zambia on January 29th (it’s amazing how jumping “back” time zones enables 24+ hours of travel to happen without it being the next day!), and would appreciate prayers for safe travel and rest along the journey.

Our original departure date had been January 24th, but due to the scheduling of a couple of specialist appointments for Sonia related to the pregnancy, we are spending a few days longer here in New Zealand. We have been assured that there is no serious issue, but the doctors just want to stay on top of the pregnancy and make sure all is well before we go. We would appreciate prayers that the doctors would have wisdom and we continue to make the best choices concerning Baby Weaver.

Thanks and God Bless,

Jonathan and Sonia

We have really enjoyed our time with family and friends in New Zealand!

No caption needed! (Sonia is excited to be starting to show).

New Years Update…Big News!!

Beautiful NZ landscapes!

 

Happy New Year from New Zealand…

Big News!

We are very excited to share the news that we are expecting another Weaver to join our team! Baby Weaver is due on the 4th of July 2018! We feel so thankful and blessed that the Lord is giving us the privilege of becoming parents and entrusting us with the life of a child. We have had an ultrasound and all is looking good (see picture below). This news has given us a lot to think and pray about, particularly as we decide where it will be best to have the baby. Please pray for us as we make these decisions- there are many factors involved. Please also pray God will ready us for this new blessing and challenge of becoming parents.

Other News…

We are also very happy to say that Jonathan has been advised he has passed his Masters Degree! (Though this is still pending final approval from the Open University in the UK).

We were blessed to go on a short holiday to the South Island of New Zealand, where we hiked in National Parks, had a boat ride in some fiords (where we saw dolphins, penguins and seals), and saw beautiful lakes, rivers and many glaciers. The weather was lovely and warm and we were both very grateful to enjoy the Lord’s wonderful creations in places neither of us had visited before. It has also been great so far to spend quality time with our friends and family in NZ.

We Depart NZ for Zambia on January 24th.

NZ Missions Update and Goodbye Event

It has been great to catch up with many of our NZ supporters and we would love to personally say goodbye, and update more comprehensively about what we’ve been up to and what’s next. Please come along, have some refreshments, and see/hear more about our study in the UK and Ministry in Zambia. Anyone interested is welcome. We hope to see you there.

Date: Sunday 14 January 2018
Time: 3-5 PM
Where: 41 Tennyson Street, Petone, Lower Hutt

God’s Blessings on you all as you begin 2018,
Jonathan and Sonia

“For you created my inmost being, you knit me together in my mothers womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well” (Psalm 139:13-14)

Praises For:

  • The blessing of a baby
  • Jonathan passing his Masters
  • Time to enjoy NZ landscapes, and time with loved ones

Prayers for:

  • Our final weeks in NZ
  • A healthy pregnancy
  • Prenatal and birth decisions for baby Weaver

At the Tasman Glacier, with Aoraki/Mount Cook in the background (The highest mountain in NZ).