Something that is going to change the character of my stay in Grahamstown over the next few weeks is the companionship of my son. I brought my youngest child (turning 11 in July) back with me when I returned from Johannesburg. Most of the time since then has been spent at synod, but it has been going well. There was not the slightest complaint (that I heard) of his being on the premises for synod and he was generally warmly welcomed. God is good and people are kind!
He is homeschooled, so schooling is not a problem. But he will be something that forces my mind away from church and theology on a daily basis. I have very much enjoyed having him with me so far! The plan is that he will go back to Johannesburg with the rest of the family when they come to see me in the July holidays.