Although officially term doesn't start for a few weeks, we are well and truly back into the swing of things at Talua.
Last week the January short course began. There are about 15 students for about four weeks who make use of empty accommodation and classrooms before term 'proper' begins. They are studying christian leadership, bible study, preaching, development and church discipline (among other things) and have some excellent lecturers.
This week pre-term intensive courses began for the BMin students. Third year students are doing an intensive on exegesis. The first year students are doing Greek. Both years are doing further training in computers.
No school yet for us, so we are still feeling quite relaxed in our house. Matthew begins this year, so once that starts we'll really have our hands full.