Our team is coming into the busiest few months of the year here in Aix (although, I'm pretty sure the "next" couple months, no matter when they happen, are always the busiest...) and we just want to send a quick note to check in and tell you some of the things going on, so that you can keep us in your prayers.
We have Kids Camp (Indiana Jones - "Digging for the Truth") and Youth Camp at Champfleuri near Grenoble. We have three interns with us (who have been so great!) and 10 to 20 people on short term teams coming. We are saying goodbye to our Team Leaders, the Jones family, as they move to Morocco, and in addition to all the "normal" flow of annual goodbyes, we are saying goodbye to a few very good family friends who have been in Aix nearly since we got here.
In addition to the team stuff above, we are excited that the awesome home God provided for us is getting to be used more and more as a place of connection and retreat. We have many house guests and many events at our home over the next month. We will have 100's of people through - yes, really - and we love watching God work in and through it all.
The vision behind much of what we do is to provide a place of connection for people - a place where people can meet, and through these relationships can, together, explore the questions of life, further and deeper. Most of our relationships with our good friends here were started outside of our Sunday Service, and partially because we were outside of a church building.
Please Pray for these events. Pray that God would use this time of connection to draw people unto Himself. Pray for new and renewed connection. Pray for conversations, commitments and community.
Please continue to pray for us and our finances in this difficult economy. We are truly feeling the effects on our support base. Please know that we Thank You and appreciate you so much for supporting us so generously through prayer, friendship and finances!