In addition to one Saturday each month, the national Bible School program in France involves one full week during the month of August as well.
This year, however, I didn’t go up alone. I had company…
Sophie came with
I read an Instagram post not too long ago, that said… “You’re given 18 summers with each child, then there are no guarantees.” meaning that many kids, once they pass 18, may have other opportunities, responsibilities, etc. and may not be able to spend as much time with you as before.
We’re on summer 19, so I’m counting my blessings.
Soph had gotten a very special dress while in Canada and wanted to get some special pictures with it so very early one morning we drove into Paris to get some photos before the Eiffel Tower area was crawling with tourists.
(it turns out that lots of people had the same idea so even before 8:00am there were still lots of other people trying to getting early morning “solo-shots”)
The dress is from Sarah Lauren Co.. Sarah and her husband Marc are good friends who attend our church back home and who came to see us in 2016. She recently launched a line of classic ladies wear that’s proudly Made in Canada.
One of the things we love about Sarah’s dresses is that they’re elegant, classy and modest. Modesty is highly undervalued by many today, which is a bit of a shame.
At the Bible School I teach Epistles – starting with Romans and going right through to Jude. The entirety of the epistles are broken down into four course modules that are taught over two years. This summer I was finishing up module two… so we went up to 1 & 2 Thessalonians.
I’m thankful that the Bible is so rich that each time to dive into it, you can learn something new – even from material that I’d taught before.
Sometimes God teaches you new things & sometimes he just reminds you of good things that you already know but maybe need a gentle reminder of.
This year we worked with twenty students who are diligently seeking to deepen their knowledge of the Bible as a way to deepen their walk with God and be more effective in the various church ministries they’re involved in.
Classes began at 7:30am and went until 5:00pm after which they all had oral theses to present, depending on the night. The days are long, for sure, so by the end of the week… everyone is a bit drained – but it’s a “good tired”. 🙂
Today, let me echo Paul’s prayer request to the Colossian church:
“And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ”
– Pray for opportunities to share Christ.
– Pray that we recognize those opportunities
– Pray that we have to courage to seize the opportunities.
France needs the Lord and while we may not be in a position to impact the entire population of 65 million, we can impact the people that we meed daily… those in our circle of influence.
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