Saturday, January 31, 2009

Another week has passed.

It has been over a week since my last blog. My apologies. This week has been packed full it seems like. Saturday we got our Visa renewal paperwork filled out and sent off. Services went good last Sunday, we volunteered to keep the nursery, which we will be doing tomorrow. We have had a lot of homework this week from school, which has kept us busy in the evenings. Wednesday morning, I had a meeting with my teacher to look over my sermon for Friday, Angie went shopping, Lilia had a dentists appointment and I had a phone call with a member of Greater Europe Mission for over an hour, and all that was before noon. Afterwards I went to Paris and met Chad, his wife and two kids. He is a pastor who is going to Kenya to visit their Missionaries - the Taylors, who are good friends of ours. We had a good time in Paris and then headed to our place to eat. On the way here there was an announcement that there had been an accident at the train station nearest our house. We excited one stop earlier and walked. Come to found out someone had jumped in front of the coming train and committed suicide. We enjoyed a good meal and visit with them. Thursday night, I finished the last touches on my sermon and went to bed early. Friday we had some language school friends over for lunch. The sermon went well. This was the first sermon in French that Angie has heard me preach. It is the fourth one I have given at the language school but Angie has never been able to make it for various reasons. I will post the sermon soon. Friday night, several couples and individuals volunteered to watch all the kids so the parents could go out. The ended up watching 14 kids. Angie and I and another couple, took a train to Antony (next town up, about a mile up the road) and ate at a restaurant there and took the bus back. We had a good time and visit and really appreciate those who gave us this opportunity by watching our kids from 6 to 10. Brave. This morning I got our finances all straightened out for the month and got a door hung in the bathroom. Caleb lost one of his bottom teeth this morning as well. I am thankful because it had been annoying him. I will attache a picture that Chad drew of Lilia while he was here. It only took about 20 minutes and he did a good job. God bless, JASON

4 comments:

Cory said...

Cool Picture. You know Josh?

abainfrance said...

Thanks, Yes, we went to high school together.

The Rousseaus said...

Small world huh...Had no idea thats what you were doing with you life. Envy. Respect.
Do I take that post to mean you gave your sermon in french on Friday evening? That is a subject of turmoil for me as so many different people say something well, different. Often I wonder if we observe the days that Jesus himself saw fit to observe, any thoughts?? Anyway, good to hear from somebody from the "old school" literally

abainfrance said...

Yes I gave the sermon at our language school Friday afternoon during the chapel service. Though I would not have a problem with having church services on Fridays depending on the culture. I do like the idea of it being a day that can be different where time can be set aside for God. And hey, there is plenty of room for more missionaries here (hint, hint) with less than 1% of the population having a relationship with Jesus. Keep a close eye on Cory and Jessica for me!