By Jane Carmichael (was Metson)

I moved from Manchester to Milton Keynes in January 1989 to work in the MKCC Day Nursery. (Now Tiny Steps)

I was grateful that the church organised accommodation for me. In fact initially, I stayed in the home of Mark & Alison Sherratt, who had recently also moved to Milton Keynes for Mark to join MKCC as Youth Pastor. But I found leaving home so hard and regularly felt so homesick.

After a year in Milton Keynes, I really wanted to go home and prayed about this. However, God quite clearly told me that I was in the right place and I needed to stay put.

Three years later, I took on the challenge of visiting Albania as part of a mission trip with LightForce. This country became such a brilliant part of my life experience.

I am so grateful for the many friends I made during my time in Milton Keynes!