Tuesday, August 27, 2013


The past week just flew by.  On Monday I helped set up the Bible Exposition that they have every year at the church in Carcassonne.  I stayed for the morning and had a couple visitors stop by. They had a new Bible this year dated 1577.
Tuesday we helped our neighbjor.  It was an all day job.  We started at 8 am.We loaded up a moving van, our van, an several cars.  We had lunch together and then drove an hour and a half to unload (an apartment on the third floor with a spiral staircase).  It was almost eight in the evening when we got back.  I stll went and played a little basketball.
The kids wash the car.
Wednesday I met with the United Beach Mission that comes each year to Carcassonne to help with outreach. We distributed flyers that morning.  Wednesday afternoon we had a visit from our friends who had gotten back from vacation.  Thursday, I helped them move their daughter into another apartment which was a lot easier than the last move.  It was only our van full.  We enjoyed helping out our friends.  Thursday we played basketball again as well.  I hope all this is helping me get into shape.  
The market went well Friday morning.  Several from the United Beach Mission group came to help out.  I have some good coversations, partixulary with four Parisians who stopped by and knew little about God.  Saturday we had a conference in Carcassonne entitled "If  God exists, why is there so much suffering?"  Sunday afternoon we had another conference about evolution vs.  Creation.  
Arianna is "reading" in her bed.
This morning, I helped at the Bible Exposition.  This afternoon we had a couple of friends visit then I watched the kids while Angie went out with our visitors to look at a few apartments for Lauren. This evening we had guests over for supper and introduced them to honemade cheeseburgers, which was well received.  Tomorrow I hope to get a good start on end of the month stuff.  Because we have several other thigs going on.  riday Arianna has a appointment with a specialist for her legs. She has one that turns in significantly when she walks.  Saturday is her third birthday and so we will try to find a day this week for her party.  We will be leaving Saturday to drive to Rome for the missions retreat.  God bless, Jason

Saturday, August 10, 2013


After we got back Romania, we unloaded the car and a half hour later, met with one of my teammates who is going to Arkansas to try out for some college basketball teams. The next day we met a pastor and his wife who stopped by while on vacation.  We had a great visit.  After lunch I took the to the walled city of Carcassonne where we had supper then I dropped them off at the train station.

Afterwards we cleaned up the yard and finished laundry.  I hung up three new close lines.  Two days were spent helping a friend get settled into her new apartment and put furniture back together.  We are also helping our next door neighbor get ready to move.  She has blessed us by giving a lot of stuff including a bedroom set of matching desk, shelf, and closet.  We have also been trying to keep cool on the hot days.  Here the kids are eating ice cream.

Just when Angie was about to insist on getting an AC unit, things cooled off a little.  There were even a few brief thunderstorms which I always enjoy.  Our garden has been doing well 
We have been geting plenty of tomatos and courgettes.  The markets on Friday morning have been a lot of fun.  Plenty of people are coming and lots of tourists.  Yesterday, I spoke with several people and passed out a bible, a book, tracts, and a DVD.  That catches us up.  Today I traded out Arianna's bed for a larger one.  Arianna is doing well with the potty training.  She will soon turn three.  God bless, JASON

Friday, August 9, 2013


We left for Romania at 7 am Monday.  We had a good eight hour drive that day across the lavender fields of France.

We stayed the night in Freiburg, Germany, a small distance from the border.  Early the next morning we visited the waterfalls at Triburg, the American Christian school, Black Forest Academy, and then saw the "Disney Castle" before staying the night near Vienna, Austria.

We made it across Austria to Szeged, Hungary, the following day.  What followed was a 12 hour drive to our friends, the Manary's house.  There were little to no interstates in Romania , that along with lot of towns and villages made the drive slow.We finally arrived and enjoyed some fellowship and rest. The next day we had a good time hanging out together. I went with Dave to see their new church building getting close to being completed. Saturday we went to the park and to see the castle in tinkerbesti.  
Sunday, I preached in their morning service and the went with Dave and Vasy, youth pastor and translator, to shop fof camp.  Monday morning we went to camp in the mountains far from civilization. 
I had a great time preaching in the evening services, and getting to know the pastors, missionaries, and teens.  Lilia had a good time as well.  The best part was the six who were saved.  Lilia a nd I had a really good time.  We made it back Friday, caught up on s kme rest and enjoyed family night with the Manary's.  We left to head back on Saturday morning.  We drove back with no detours stopping in Arad, Romania; Vienna, Austria; and Zurich, Switzerland.  We arrived back home 9:30 pm Tuesday.


I actually have been trying for weeks to post a blog but haven't been able to.  I am doing this post from Angie's kindle.  July finished well.  We enjoyed seeing the tour de france come by our house.
We took a trip to the beach soon afterwards.  We had a great time and found a new spot that wasn't crowded.  
We did have a Bible study the following Tuesday.  It would end up being the last for a while because everyone was leaving on vacation. That happens most summers.  We caught the firework shows for Bastille day the weekend before we left.  Saturdays at Limoux and Sunday night at Carcassonne.  We did not brave the traffic at Carcassonne this year because we would be leaving the next morning for Romania.  We just watched them from afar and still enjoyed them.  
Coming soon, I'll share about our trip to Romania.  God bless, JASON