61, Teacher (Retired)
66, Builder (Retired)
Just a quick introduction of who the Humphreys are:
Laurie and Jenny, we are Australians born and bred. We have raised three children of our own, and for the last 10 years, it has been just the two of us again. So, with the support of family and friends, we have spent seven years (from Dec 2010-till Jan 2018) in Africa as volunteers. Three and a half years in Zimbabwe working with orphan and abandoned children and the last three and a half in South Africa working in a Mission School. Jenny's former training as an Early Childhood Teacher and Laurie's as a builder has allowed us to help in the development of resources and the African Children themselves. This has been a very rewarding time and also times of frustration as cultural differences and acceptable practices co-exist.
As this time has now come to an end we believe we have learnt a lot and experienced the gift of friendship and the joys and strengths gained with sharing one's life with others outside of a paid job situation.
So, we will be back home in Australia in early January 2018 and looking forward to new adventures.
We have always been an animal loving family and have missed not having a pet while overseas. We are ready to unleash all that love when and where we can .
We have been married for forty-one years and hold a high standard of moral conduct making us honest and trustworthy and holding a high regard for others and their property.
. We are non smokers or drinkers as this is our own personal life style, so you won't need to lock away those special bottles of whatever just in case temptation should strike.!!
We are both active and like to keep busy. Jenny loves gardening and Laurie does the practical as well as the heavy work.
Jenny is a people person, Laurie is more work orientated but is slowing down(a little bit!) the older he gets.
We are based on the Sunshine coast in sunny Queensland but are prepared to travel.