14 June 2014

And this is not your own doing ...

We are in process of finishing the sale of our house. A week on the market, sold for a reasonable price for both parties (we think, at least!), to an adorable young Christian family that is expecting their first baby in October. Praise God. I absolutely despise negotiations, as I find the pull between looking out for our own interests, yet being mindful and kind to other parties involved ... a nerve-wracking tightrope walk. Praying the inspection goes well and the final details are managed smoothly.

In the interim, as we are not quite ready to begin the massive disassembling and packing-up of the house, I've begun research on possible English-speaking churches or general fellowship in area we will be living. This has been a massive prayer of ours, that God would provide some sort of connection/fellowship with other believers ... in English ... while our language skills move past infancy.

I have already had a few responses to my queries and believe I have found a church about 45 minutes away that meets the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month for a 3pm English service. I think this would be worth the drive! And wouldn't it be lovely if we could hold a home-fellowship for any English (or French!) speakers of our local area on the other Sundays? Not sure how this could come about, but I know God is able to make these connections if they are to be.

 "... so that in the coming ages 
he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace 
in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.  
For by grace you have been saved through faith. 
And this is not your own doing;  
it is the gift of God, not a result of works,  
so that no one may boast." 
Ephesians 2:7-9


  1. You and your family will be a light to those you meet...I'm so happy you found a fellowship somewhat nearby!

  2. are you going as missionaries? Yes, Europe (not just France) has a very indifferent attitude towards God and church. I wonder if the USA is following in that path. . .

    1. Margo, no we are not going as missionaries ... in the formal sense. Yet, when faith is a part of who one is, it's hard to separate regardless of geography, no?

  3. Wow, that really is surprising! Can't wait to read more once you get there. <3