5 Days with AYC – Day 1

5 Days with AYC – Day 1

For the past week, the French churches have been hosting #AYCFrance19, one of the UPCI General Youth Division’s 2019 Apostolic Youth Corps mission trips. Young people from all over the United States and Canada travel to different parts of the world to work with local missionaries, encouraging local churches and believers.

We’ve been privileged to spend the last week with the team here in France.

There’s really too much to share in a single post, so I’ll spread it over 5 – one post for each of the days we spent with the group personally.

The closest day to our heart will be tomorrow – day two – the day they spent in Châtellerault. Nevertheless, every day was special… let’s begin with day 1…

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Pentecost Weekend

Pentecost Weekend

As I sit to write about some of what’s been going on of late, the wind is howling.

Although we’re about 2 hours from the coast, whenever there are winds out there, we feel the effects of them here as well. Gusts are up to 100 km/h today, which is enough that we put away anything fairly light and move medium-weight items closer to the house for a bit of shelter.

The feature image is one I took this week at the massive St. Stephen Cathedral in Bourges. I’ll tell you about it below…

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#3GoodThings – #80

#3GoodThings – #80

(Written Monday April 8, 2019)

Every once in a blue moon we have ‘neighbour dog issues’. It’s not really all that frequent, but last night was one of those nights. A near non-stop barking tirade from 10pm until midnight (at which time I’m wide awake due to aggravation…. until about 2:30am), then again in barking spurts at 2:50, 3:15 and 3:24am.

With only 3 full hours of sleep before a drive to Angers, my expectations were low. Nevertheless, let me tell you about…

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