Welcome to the last week of September. This is the place where I distill “the week that was” … making sense of it in my mind and sharing it with those who follow our story on a regular basis.
This week was characterized by 4 things really:
#1 The Well
I’ve decided to ‘nickname’ our little borrowed farm “The Well” because upon my return to civilization, I find myself refreshed.
I got home on Tuesday and was indeed able to finish the book I started there (“The Emotionally Healthy Leader” – Peter Scazzero). I’ll do up a review at one point.
One of the places I enjoyed reading it was on the hammock just behind the duck pond…. problem was, I was interrupted from time to time by the great danes who wanted to join me.
#2 A Happy Return
It’s been several months since we’d seen our friend Sebastien (who we baptized last year). He had been away for a couple of months but was back in service on Sunday.
So great to have him back. Please continue to pray for his wife & daughter who are making their way to the Lord little by little.
#3 Study Session
Due to class scheduling, it’s not uncommon for the boys to have 1-2 hours of study hall each day and school only goes until noon on Wednesdays. This Wednesday Dominic would’ve had 2h of study hall and 2h of classes but For some reason, all of his classes were cancelled but we only found that out when we arrived… so we went to a café to work on his French while we waited for Timo.
Why is it that I get more excited about French grammar than he does? 🙂
I mentioned last week that we were hosting an area fellowship today… well, since getting back Tuesday, our time has mostly been spent getting that ready. Here’s the scoop:
- We’re expecting 80+ people (a great crowd) from 7 churches including the Brochus & fellow AIMers Ashley & Desirae Dixon (Note: Ashley originally hails from Perth-Andover, N.B.).
- We’re expecting two baptisms so we filled the baptistry and set the heater in it for the night to be ready… *oldschool*
- We’re having our meeting / pic-nic in the yard of the church so here’s Sophie trying out the setup. We’re unique among all the churches in France to have such a beautiful, treed-in lot.
We’re anticipating an incredible day. Will share more pics with you next week of course. If you’re reading this between 9:00am & 2:00pm AST, we’ll be in full swing… would appreciate you pausing and praying for a moment… it may be the exact moment someone is having their sins washed away in Jesus’ name!
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