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Our First Official Conseil Generale

Our First Official Conseil Generale

Many of you know that we got our Association status with the French government (requirement for starting a church). Well, we had our first yearly assembly. Here we are at Daniel and Danielle’s home under an awning. Lord willing, next year we’ll overflow the deck!

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Pictures of Our Team and Friends

Pictures of Our Team and Friends

Our church planting team on Antibe’s ancient steps. Our dear friends Max and Valerie Max and Patrick Film crew member Jen; it looks like she’s directing! And her filming husband, Justin Justus and Samantha Heyman

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Failed Opportunities

We all live with regret, don’t we? I had lunch today with a new friend of mine, a lady from England. Our children are the same ages, girl, boy, girl. The kids swam in the pool and then we had pizza. It was a lovely lunch, one I am grateful for. So what’s all the […]

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People, Places and Paint

Here’s a hodge-podge update of our lives the past week or so. Last Saturday, we spent an evening with the Yorkey family. Mike is a writer I met through a writer’s group. His family has a home in Switzerland and drove down to visit the area. We had a great dinner! Many of you know […]

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Thanks, Steve and Marsha Stroope

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We had a terrific weekend with pastor Steve Stroope and his lovely wife Marsha from Lakepointe Church. Steve spent the day with our team of three couples on Friday doing team building and helping us to strategize and think about the future. It was a valuable time. Then we drove to San Remo, Italy for […]

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Birthing

Having a baby is painful. Having a baby is hard. Having a baby is joyful. I was driving yesterday on the windy roads near my home and it occurred to me–we’ve been here nine months. It’s been a very difficult church-planting pregnancy! We’ve encountered trials on nearly every level: economic, relational, mental, physical. There have […]

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How we came to be here in France

Wes Stecker (from our church in Texas) emailed me this week. He asked me how we decided to move to France to plant churches. Well, Wes, here is our story: Patrick and I met a little over fifteen years ago in Seattle (where we grew up), surrounded by missions. I had just returned from Kuala […]

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How we came to be here in France

Wes Stecker (from our church in Texas) emailed me this week. He asked me how we decided to move to France to plant churches. Well, Wes, here is our story: Patrick and I met a little over fifteen years ago in Seattle (where we grew up), surrounded by missions. I had just returned from Kuala […]

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An IHF Day

Not too long ago, I recounted my maddening French day to my husband who then detailed to an acquaintance of ours. She said, quite matter-of-factly, “Oh, tell her she’s had an IHF day.” “What?” my husband asked. “IHF. I hate France,” as if that was all the explanation needed. And it was. I had another […]

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