How we looked forward to a holiday at the beach after a busy year of ministry. Our planned departure was set back 30 hours to finish off some important tasks. It’s 90 mins drive to Currimundi on the Sunshine Coast. We got there in time to unpack and shop before the family arrived for the weekend (see post Family togetherness). Once everyone was off on Monday, it was time to unwind over the next 10 days. Beach holidays without technology are so restful! Simple things bring joy. We invite you to view these 2 slideshows.
- The beauty of God’s creation
- Early morning walks on the beach for David
- Long quiet times with the Lord without deadlines to meet
- Noticing how Currimundi Lake changes each day
- Afternoon walks down the beach to swim in the surf
- Eating fish and chips and watching the sunset at Bullcock Beach
We always do a journey to the hinterland on holidays. But this time we joined it with meeting some new friends from Cairns, Ps Norm & Barb Miller, and joining in their weekend of ministry which was a great blessing to us. We did some sightseeing around Buderim, Noosa and Montville (where Naomi will be married next September). We were able to catch up too with our friends, Bruce and Fay Michael. There’s a little cafe called Cocos close by that has the cheapest ice creams ($2.50) and breakfasts ($10 of 2) we know of! Going there is part of our beach tradition.
We are so thankful to our friends Rob and Beth Carter from Dalby. They have allowed us to use their beach house for R&R for nearly 20 years now (Marilyn’s friendship goes back nearly 40 years). It has been such a special place for our family during furloughs from PNG and since coming home.