This is the result of a hard early morning’s work, loading our stuff onto the container which is now headed for Bristol from Philmont NY!! (via Southampton, UK) We had Michael, My son and daughter-in law , Mark and Kristi, our Dog Dylan, our son August and his girlfriend Lauren, and Micah’s fiancee, Tor. Not in the picture are Micah and me, two more hardworking women!
We later had so much fun, gathering together as a family that we decided to decorate cupcakes!
We didn’t expect to have all this amazing help with the move, so Michael and I were so happy to have all our children around us at such a momentus time in our lives.
As most of you know, after graduating from Global School of Supernatural Ministry, Michael and I felt called to move to England as missionaries, spreading God’s Word in a culture which is becoming increasingly less Christian every day.
Having our family’s support and love as we give up our house and set off on this mission is very important to us. At the time we loaded the container we did not have a definite address for it to be delivered! So much of this is an act of faith. I found this part difficult – I like knowing where my home is going to be!Once in England, we stayed with Mike’s family for a few days and signed a lease for our new terraced house. Then we took a couple of days’ break and visited Devon, the County Mike is from.He looks pretty happy to be home!
There’s lots more to tell you, but this is my first Bristol blog of many more to come. Truth to tell, I’ve been ill for the last few days, hence my availability to sit at the computer and do this! But it’s been on my heart, to keep a steady line of communication with all of you we love, and who are praying for us.
God has blessed us with finding a church we love, and even a group of zany Christian artists called “Love Bristol” who just put on a major conference with Bill Johnson last week. I got to paint prophetically, and Mike did the Photography for the conference We are all praying for Revival and we believe Bristol will be a gateway for Revival in the UK
Here are Dylan and myself at our new home on Chatsworth Rd in Bristol. We like it! Moving Day! And we were so blessed to have our new friends show up on moving day when the container arrived at our new home! So what seemed impossible to me, God made possible. And we are so blessed to have such great new friends. More another day!! Please comment on our blog – we love to hear from you.
BTW our address is: 19 Chatsworth Rd., Arnos Vale, BS4 3EX, Bristol, England
We send you our love and prayers and earnestly desire yours!!
16 thoughts on “The Hales’ Move to Bristol, UK!”
This is the best! Pictures….a thousand words. Thank you, Christine. God bless you.
The two of you look right at home, though I’m going to miss you terribly. I will be sure to frequent the blog and keep you in prayer.
Love you much.
Congratulations to you both on your move. Alleluia!! I’ve been to Bristol on business with Rolls Royce years ago, but never Devon. Looks like a beautiful place. Love the shoreline and sheep!
I start with the Global intensive program soon, and am preping for that. Very excited about it… Will keep in touch. Blessings Celine
“Wakie-Wakie Bristol! 🙂
Believing with you all for revival there!!
Hi, 2nd time I have responded…so hope this one goes well.
happy you met new friends, all is well here…Uncle Paul in Nursing Home for rehab…it is a beautiful one..he can come home when he achieves some independence…. Saw him , he asks for you and Michael….Ria left this am for Indy 500, will be gone for 5 days….sorry you were ill..better now I hope….making this brief, so love to you both/ MOM
I love the pictures! What a great idea to start a Blog. I signed up for notifications when you post new comments. You both look so happy in the pictures. Devon is so beautiful! And it’s amazing to see the container empty!!! Love you both. Keep blogging!
How exciting! Good for you.
We look forward to reading your blog.
Hope we get to England some day.
This is great! You did a good job setting your blog up Christine!
I am glad that you are feeling better and have found a home! How exciting to unpack and put everything in its place. Love, K
WHAT a treat to see a bit of where you have landed and the happy faces of new friends! Ralph and I are so glad to have this news, the great photos too. The blog is a great idea!
Christ Church holds you up in prayer daily, and every once in a while a loud shout rings out, evoking the memory of Michael’s ‘J E S U S!’ Impartation works.
Ben and Micah Joy were with us this weekend, which reminded us all of the wonderful time we had with the GSSM last year.
We are eager to hear what all Holy Spirit is and will be doing in Bristol.
I’m sorry, Christine, that you have not been feeling well, so we offer prayers for a speedy return to full-strength.
We would love your prayers for our son, Rick. He sets off tomorrow with a friend to ride the Trans America Trail on their ‘adventure’ configured motor cycles, from Boston to Oregon, picking up the trail in TN. Last July he was badly injured and had a titanium rod placed in his right leg. So this is a challenge ride in many ways – 5 weeks!
We thank God daily for angels who love living on the edge!
Loads of love to you both and a hug to Dylan
Awesome – I was hoping you’d start a blog! Keep up the good work; but take care of yourself too…
Indy is awesome – but not as awesome as Bristol looks to be!
Proud of you both.
“Remember your word to your servant, because you have given me hope.” Praise God! The Lord is on the move and it is great to see you moving with him. A great annointing has come upon beviever’s to take him at his word. You guys look great, not stepping out but stepping in.
What an incredible journey! We love and bless you and are so grateful for friendship and fellowship.
We will one day come to see you.
Til then, JOY in the journey,
Wonderful! Surprising! God works things out. We can’t fail when we are doing His work.
Glad to hear you are there safely. Loks cooler than Columbia county at this point.
We are so happy for you and Michael and we are certain that God will bless you in your new home as you proclaim (and demonstrate) the power of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Although you are miles away from us you are in our prayers – we are so blessed to know you both.
May God’s richest blessings be upon you both,
Thank you so much for supper and prayer – and now your wonderful pictures and blog. What a blessing you are! Michael Webb-Peploe was at Clifton College with me
1951-2, and I forwarded your blog to him. He prayed all out for Nigel Mumford until he was out of the woods.
Hi Christine and Mike!
It is so good to have news of you two. I hope by now you (Christine) are feeling better. Your place looks neat and the countryside is beautiful.
Will send you some highlights of what’s going on with me via a Facebook email.
May God Bless your every foot-step and every brush-stroke.
Much Love, Deb and Bill
Congrats on a successful move!!!! I am excited for what is ahead in this new adventure:)