Holy Trinity Brompton

During our time in London we have been attending Holy Trinity Brompton. Our pastor from Nor Cal recommended it, so we gave it a try. We visited one week, and never left. We have grown quite a bit and learned a lot at our time at HTB. It is a vibrant and energetic church. It is more charismatic than any church we have attended in the past, but a little more of the Holy Spirit isn’t a bad thing.

Over the next few days HTB is hosting The Leadership Conference, which draws thousands of people from all over the world. Tonight at church we heard testimonies from Alpha leaders from Montreal, Texas, Columbia, Mexico, Ethiopia, Uganda, Hong Kong, Mongolia, Aleppo and Ireland. It was pretty amazing to hear how God is working in all the different corners of the world. Especially amazing was how joyous the man from Aleppo was. He spoke about how God protected him from bullets that nearly hit him and bombs that blew up behind him, all while smiling. He spoke about how his town is literally falling apart and how 80% of his congregation has left the church, yet it is still full each week. People are coming in to the church for aid and prayer and with the Alpha course they are finding answers to their questions and they are finding hope.

If you have questions about life or faith, I highly recommend the Alpha course. If the Alpha course is changing lives in Aleppo, Syria, imagine what it can do in your community, in your life.




Tomorrow is the official first day of school. Normally the days leading up to school starting would be full of school supply shopping, finding the lunch boxes that were pushed to the back of the cupboard, clothes shopping, washing backpacks, grocery shopping for lunch items and picking out the first day outfit. This year is quite a bit different. For school this year we chose an online charter school. This allows us to have a flexible schedule to allow for traveling and exploring while still completing the requirements for US schools. The format of the online school allows us to create our own schedule however it will be very tempting to delay the start of the school day and allow other things to sneak in. It will be a challenge these first few weeks to get into a routine and stick to a schedule. We may need to start out too strict in order to find the right balance.

To prepare for school we got each of the girls a desk and chair, and a few silly things to decorate their workspace; a globe pencil sharpener, a fun pencil container and a world map on the wall. They currently enjoy spending time at their desk, hopefully that continues once school starts!

Tomorrow starts a whole new aspect of our London adventure, with my 5th grader and high schooler!