In other news, all of our classes are on hold for the most part, during the vacation. Angie still meet with the AVF last week, and I attended this week with Andrew and Arianna. The meeting was just a informal conversation time at the coffee shop. I still have basketball practice and last Thursday, Angie came to practice with the mens team. She did well, though she noticed that it was a little more fast paced that the ladies practice usually is. We are making plans for Thanksgiving and hope to invite most of the basketball team this year. We have our first home game tomorrow night. Some other highlights, rapid fire . . .Caleb spent the night with a friend and had the friend spent the afternoon with us (a good contact - this is the friend that Caleb led to the Lord), Lilia and possibly Angie and going to a youth camp this weekend put on by a church in Toulouse, we have been taking walks of going to the park with the kids almost every day (not only to meet people, but to let the boys and Arianna burn off some energy), thankfully the weather has been nice with highs in the low 70's. I went and helped out in the office of the AVF one afternoon. The market Bible stand has been going well. One time I had a long conversation with two Jehovah Witnessess. Last night I filled in for the pastor in Carcassonne in their home Bible study. Lauren is doing well. She found someone to give her private lessons in French. She did have her Electricity cut off, because they did not recieve all the information they needed for her account, we got it all straightened out and it should be back on in a couple of days. Monthly report is finished and sent out. We have been requesting special offerings since the end of summer to recover from the expenses accumulated during the summer months (basketball team, Romania trip, Missionary Retreat). I'm sure that God will supply our needs, but it may mean making adjustments to future plans. The vacation is going well, but I am ready to get back to the regular schedule, mainly my computer class. Hopefully I will update again before 15 days is up. God bless, JASON
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
It has been two weeks since I posted, in French they would say 15 days. Don't bother adding it up. The kids have been out of school for most of this time. They have two weeks off from school, called All-saints Vacation. All-saints day is Friday, a day where the French typically place flowers on the graves of loved ones. My missions treasorer passed away yesterday morning, John Richard served France Missions for the past 6 and a half years. I am thankful for his support for us and for his service in this area. As I mentioned before the kids get two weeks off from school every six weeks. Angie asked each of the kids what they wanted to do during the vacation. Many responses were heard, among them, making cookies . . .
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Let me think. . . the last week went well. We are finally getting into a routine. Though last week was a little different because Lilia had sprained her ankle and did not go to her swimming class. Friday evening I had my fist computer course. Four students were present, and on Tuesday afternoon, four more came. Looks like it will be a good class, they shared a lot of things that they would like to learn. Friday night, I camped out with the boys in the back yard. They had a great time, except for the fact that it got down to around 40 degrees, so by morning only Caleb and I were left in the tent, freezing. For breakfast, I cooked eggs for them inside a grapefruit. We also made chinese yo-yos, made with a large button and string.
I am considering a position with the AVF, I'll go into more detail later, but pray for us, because it would take a dedicated amount of time each week. But the good side, is it would put me in a position to get to know the 250 members.
Sunday afternoon we took Lauren out to eat at McDonalds, her first time in France. During the meal, Arianna was brought in from the playplace by her brother crying, actually it was more of a laugh than cry. I have a cut video of it, everytime she would try to move her arm she would start this laugh cry. It was kind of cute. Sunday, the doctors offices are closed, so we drove her to the Fire Departement, who didn't notice anything serious but suggested we take her to the emergency room in Carcassonne all the same. So we took the family to the Emergency Room, and over two hours later left. She had disclocated her elbow, but it ended up getting back into place between the x-ray and the doctor coming to examine it. God bless, JASON
Monday, October 7, 2013
Let me catch you up on the highlights of this past week. Thursday the 26th was Angie's birthday.
I made he a baked potato cake. You would have to know how much she likes potatos to understand.
Saturday, we celebrated Micah's birthday party. He had four friends over and they had a real good time playing together. He likes fansy cakes. So we made him a castle cake this year.