Guernsey to Gilmerton - the Frith family

posted 2 Apr 2014, 06:02 by FMBC Admin   [ updated 2 Apr 2014, 06:11 ]
We're the Frith family, Kyan and Clair, both in our first year of studies at FMBC and we are joined by our children Bethan, Caleb and Josiah. We have moved from Guernsey, Channel Islands.

Two years ago, our pastor, the Rev Peter Dale (a former graduate of FMBC), kept raising the subject of going to Bible College full-time with Kyan but his guidance was ignored time and time again. Finally in February '12 Kyan was awakened to God wanting him to go to Bible College in order to study. We were in agreement - in 5 or 10 years time! Kyan had a really good job, the children were happy and settled, we had a great quality of life, and so another few years wouldn't make much difference, would they?!

By May '12 it was clear that our timeframes were not what God wanted! Oh, and now Clair was also being called to study, so we were now to complete our studies alongside each other. God wanted us to sacrifice NOW. God wanted us to lay our lives down before Him NOW.

We moved to Edinburgh in July. God was in everything. We have been very thankful that throughout the whole process our children have been so supportive in this great adventure with God.  All three have settled into life in Edinburgh really well including church, schools and activities. We are so thankful to God for being at work in this whole transition which we know many people have been praying for too and which we greatly appreciate.

It is an utter privilege to have been 'liberated' of secular work and its trappings, to take this time out in our lives to devote to the study of God's Word, learning to grow in Him, being prepared for what He calls us to in due course and to be sharing these opportunities with our children.

God has done exceedingly and abundantly more than we ever expected.  Oh, and He's blessed us with a fabulous group of first year students from very different walks of life, experiences and ages.  We are so excited to see what God does in and through us all.

Kyan & Clair Frith