Welcome to Malta!




We are having a great time in Malta thus far. Our missionary friends, the Parkers, took us on a two hour road trip yesterday and tried to give us a quick glimpse of the island country. Amazing! This is the one word I keep coming back to. Beauty and ancient wonders are everywhere. (You can read how we got here, why we are here and all about the Apostle Paul’s experience in Malta here!)
Here are some pictures from our first tour.

We were even able to see the spot where the Apostle Paul was shipwrecked on his way to trial in Rome! Say what?! This is beautiful St. Thomas.

The waters are crystal clear and the views take your breath away. Here is the entrance to the street where we are staying in the home of the resident missionaries. Their home is 300 years old (but beautifully updated!). So lovely. Be sure and spot the post office, the barber shop and the beautiful Maltese Balconies! I am in love with these little things already and will show you more later. (tease!)
Today we had an early morning service with the church here. So excited to meet some of the people and to share Revival By Design with them. They have implemented some of the concepts already and have a heart for revival. God is going to do great things in this country…one of the first to receive the Gospel so many years ago! Here is a picture of the garden steps into the old Anglican church that the missionaries are renting from until they get their own place. (Pray for that need, won’t you?)

We were blessed to have an entourage from the Philippines and Norway visit Christian Life Center today! With some of the local congregation absent it was nice to fill up the room with beautiful visitors from far away. Look at those smiling faces!

Okay, so their faces are lost in worship, try this group photo we took outside of the old church.

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We discovered some of these visitors knew a mutual friend of ours…yes, it truly is a small world. We worked alongside another Associate in Missions, Rachel Zehm, while we were serving in Riga, Latvia. Rachel then went on to Oslo, Norway and worked in a church there for a year or so. Some of these great people were out of that church and knew Rachel very well! What are the chances? We had opportunity to be in Oslo last summer on our way home from Tallinn, Estonia. Only for a day but Rachel was a gracious host to show us around the beautiful city in the country of Norway. (Rachel, everyone said to be sure and tell you “Hello!”)

It is siesta time here in Malta.

Oh. My. Word. Did I not tell you they took siesta??? Some, or most, of the businesses even shut down in the afternoons for a rest period.

Friends, I can’t even…I may have to move here.

And on that note, The Sweetheart is softly snoozing beside me while I type. I am still suffering with severe jet lag and even though I know you aren’t supposed to nap in the daytime with jet lag, I must get sleep sometime and it isn’t happening at night.
Blessings abundant upon you all and thank you so much for your prayers and encouragement. I will have more to write later about the great things God is doing here. Here are a few more pictures around the country that we took yesterday.

Stay tuned!

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9 thoughts on “Welcome to Malta!

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  2. tmpresser

    What an amazing place, the photos are just beautiful and the historic facts wonderful. Looking forward to seeing and hearing more. Thanks for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

    1. Candace Jo Post author

      Thank you so much for Good Morning Mondays and for visiting! ♥

  3. S.L. Payne

    So beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your photos- you are absolutely right the place is gorgeous and the history is incredible! What an adventure 🙂
    -Sara, uncommongrace.net

    1. Candace Jo Post author

      Thank you Sara! Blessings to you. ♥

  4. messymarriage

    Ooh! I love the photos and the excitement in your voice, Nannette! I bet that’s part of what is keeping you up at night! 😉 I will definitely pray for their building needs and for you and Doug as well as you minister. I hope you got in a little siesta as well! But then, there’s always tomorrow’s siesta too.

    1. Candace Jo Post author

      I am sleeping better finally Beth! I am thankful. I was worried I wouldn’t catch up until I got home and then start it all over again with return jet lag! I didn’t siesta today as I needed to write desperately, having trouble keeping up but enjoying every minute. Pray you all are well. ♥

  5. Laura Lane

    What an incredible place! What terrific pictures! Oh what memories you are making together! Enjoy enjoy enjoy!

    Blessings to you from our Lord Jesus Christ!

    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

    1. Candace Jo Post author

      Thank you so much Laura! It is an enchanting place and beautiful people. ♥

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