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Holiday is Over

Chad & I have been trying to learn about France as much as we can during these support raising days. We bought a language learning program, we’ve watched several French movies, we’ve cooked a French meal or two (and can still taste the garlic…:).
Our latest effort to absorb French living was to try out the Western European habit of Holiday – or at least, that’s the excuse I’m going to use for our month-long pause in blog updates. Truly, December is not known to be the best support raising month of the year, and it was slow for us. People (including us!) are busy preparing for & enjoying the holidays. Add a few snow storms that lead to canceled appointments and – voila – not much to report on this here blog.
But things are already picking up! A generous supporter gave a large year-end gift for which we are VERY thankful. Chad & I have set our support goals for 2008 and are eager to begin engaging people again with the spiritual needs in France. Our church highlighted our ministry in the church newspaper that came out this week, which will (prayerfully) open up some new doors for us.
On a related note, Chad has applied for a part-time gig with Hallmark as a photographers assistant, which would be GREAT experience and steady income. We need wisdom as we make some decisions regarding Chad’s employment options in these next few weeks. Thank you so much for praying for all these things.
Our teammates, Kevin & Pat could use some prayer, too. We’ll let you check out their blog, Nightmayers, to get the latest on them.
We are so grateful for you all! And eager to see what the Lord has planned for 2008.

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