God’s been answering your prayers for us to absorb French: He enabled us to score among the top students in our respective classes on our last week-long exams at the end of February. And He has enabled that despite frequently diverting our attention elsewhere in recent weeks. It seems that even here, there is much ministry God desires done.

Since we arrived, God has been increasingly opening our eyes to what He is doing here and now. Yes, we are still preparing to serve in Africa: we are learning our French, but God is increasingly inviting us to join His work here and now in France this year, and through it, He is growing us immensely – and more than just in the area of language training.

So even as we continue to prepare, we desire to be responsive to His leading right now. During the first few weeks in March, family and friends will be visiting, both believers and non. Please pray that God’s grace and love might shine forth to those who do not know Jesus; we’ll be sharing our home and our lives with many over the next few weeks and months.

One of the enemy’s favorite tactics is to put a wedge between us, especially by mixing up our communication…we would greatly appreciate prayer that we communicate clearly and that the grease of His grace is apparent in our relationship.

Enjoying the cake (see next post for to see the amazing cake)