Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Settling Back in the UK...

It's hard to believe that it's been a month and a half since I last posted and nearly a month since I arrived back in the UK. Many of you will know that the end of my time in Slovenia didn't exactly go to plan. Just under two weeks before I was due to fly my housemates came into potential contact with the virus. They immediately quarantined themsleves for two weeks and I was left in the difficult situation of trying to work out what was the best way for me to act. In the end I made the decision not to go on the church weekend away. I was very upset at the time as that was due to be the place where I said all my goodbyes. Fortunately I'd been able to spend time with people before we locked ourselves down so it wasn't as bad as it could have been. I also paid to get a test because I needed to know for certain whether I could fly or not. Thank God it was negative and so I was able to travel as planned. 

I spent the first week with my parents which was lovely. I was absoutely exhausted and drained from all the emotions of leaving Slovenia. Who knew that reverse culture shock can include tiredness above and beyond jet lag! I also spent the time dealing with all the practicalities of moving country and getting all my possessions organised. 

I have now been in Swindon for about 2 and a half weeks and I feel like I'm starting to get some sense of normality and routine. I'm sorry I have no pretty pictures this week. Swindon just doesn't compare to Slovenia. I've started my Bible course which is being held once a week over Zoom. It's been really interesting and helpful in the 3 sessions I've had but it's a long day on Zoom. 

Please keep praying for me as I still settle down into life and my new role here in the UK. Pray that I would be able to focus and study and rebuild relationships with people here. As the plan is for me to return to Slovenia next September, please also pray that I will be keeping up relationships with people there and the language I've learnt. Pray also that I would be able to raise the finances that I need but most of all that I would keep trusting God in all things!

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Settling Back in the UK...

It's hard to believe that it's been a month and a half since I last posted and nearly a month since I arrived back in the UK. Many o...