In a few weeks we’ll start our season of sharing (i.e. June, where we’ll be in 6 different places in 4 different weeks for an extended amount of time). All of this will be incredibly rewarding. We look forward to speaking to the individuals, missions teams, Vacation Bible Schools and camps that we have scheduled so far for the month (and I’m sure Ophelia’s grandparents won’t mind the extra time this means they’ll have with her).
In other news it has become apparent that September language school will be a stretch for us. To put it bluntly, our support level is not where it needs to be for us to enroll in school. We did take placement tests for Les Cèdres (which we both scored around the same number on). We also will shortly have our follow up candidacy meeting with France Mission. While the idea of not being able to start language school on the field in September is hard news to hear and not particularly what we wanted it is what is going to happen, it is hardly discouraging. We will have the ability to potentially be accepted to France Mission, a group we’ve loved since we first met. We can move ahead with this news with the knowledge that we have a lot of positive contacts that have been and will continue to be made and God will be doing what he wants no matter what. I hope that all doesn’t sound too relaxed, but Nikki and I have been confident up until now and that certainly won’t change with this news. What it does mean is that, as we knew, we need to step up to the challenge of finding others who are interested in the vision that is church planting in France.
We kick off on June 8th with a meeting at a local church with their missions committee! Pray for us as we meet with this group of committed individuals and as we move on to all the other chances we’ll have to present our work to what could be hundreds of individuals during the month!