"Insert ‘beloved’ and vineyard related Song of Solomon verse here" | #6YearAnniversary | @mrsrachelbyrnes (at Grande Roche Hotel)

Belated 6 year anniversary celebrations with this guuuuuurl | @mrsrachelbyrnes | #tommyhaverford #punchedabovemyweight | this is round 2 after our original anniversary was on the 5th floor of a grotty sheesha bar with a greasy kebab and chips (stay in’ classy) (at Grande Roche Hotel)

bye bye #Beard | @mrsrachelbyrnes is happy & so are my nieces hopefully (plus the inhibited masses who fell silent as I grew it the last few weeks)

Goodbye #Jordan | loved seeing this place and what God is up to, but looking forward to being home! (at Queen Alia International Airport)

Not an #advert you see every day! The joy of flying to the #Iraq #toughsell #jordan #MiddleEast

@jonathanjmorgan & @sofiamorgan do breakfast at their #ikea #amman catalogue home! | #light #windows #jordan

Almighty and everlasting God:
You are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve:
Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy,
forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid,
and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask,
except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior;
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

#Colourful stairs in #Amman #Jordan | Adventures with @mrsrachelbyrnes |

repost from @sofiamorgan | Had a flat driving through the city, a friendly honking driver pointed it out and directed us to the next right turn where we found this tyre shop, it eas fixed within 5 mins for less than #2! | #MiddleEast adventures with @jonathanjmorgan @sofiamorgan @thejohnnycakes

An amazing gift to have called this home for a week, discovered the beauty of this region, its people, and God’s kingdom breaking in!

Heard a lot of unhappiness from Syrians about the UNHCR involvement here, but honestly do not envy the scale of their task. We are grappling here with other leaders about the part our church family should play and gaining humility about the part of the solution God might allow us to be | #noeasyanswers #SyrianCrisis

Spent a hot and humbling afternoon in these Syrian families tents. Hearing stories of escape & praying for healing and for Jesus to be revealed to them. (at شارع البدو- المفرق)

After praying every week with our community for this region over the last year We got to share with Syrians how we are trusting God with them for his purposes in the midst of a horrendous conflict.

Walking some ancient paths in the Middle East | tomorrow we get to deliver food parcels and spend time with Syrian families displaced by the crisis | (at مطعم قصر السلطان جرش)

6 Years Today! | More beautiful today in the Middle East than ever | “To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God. It is what we need more than anything. It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw at us.” Tim Keller | #madewithOver @Over (at مطعم قصر السلطان جرش)