Almost Home

Almost Home

Yes… you read that right. We’re almost home. Oh, not for good yet – the Lord’s not done with us here in Châtellerault – but we will be home for a short stint – we fly out Wednesday.

You could be forgiven for thinking that we’re trying to escape the heat, but that’s not the reason for our travel home…

(notice that the 33 degrees was at 7:52 pm… PLEASE… I thought the heat wave was supposed to be over!)

We’re crossing the ocean to attend my mom’s wedding. It’s been 8 years since my dad passed away and now she’s met someone who makes her feel like a kid again. I’ll share a pic or two after the wedding.

… for now, onto this week’s post.

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5 Days with AYC – Day 5

5 Days with AYC – Day 5

After a long bus ride yesterday, today’s trip from Bourges to Paris would be a cinch in comparison!

Initially, the plan was that we’d leave the group in Bourges and head straight back to Châtellerault, given that they were in a straight line to Paris and that missionary Paul Brochu (overall coordinator for #AYCFrance19 on the French side) would be meeting them there.

In then end, however, we stayed with them for longer than planned… let me tell you about that…

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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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