La Lumiere
October, 2020
Casting ballots in Paris.
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A HOPEFUL SHIFT

Dan has been fielding emails from the evangelistic site questions2vie.com for eleven years. As traffic to the site and subscriptions to the email series increase, the need to share the load is more and more evident. Since February a handful of colleagues have been helping respond to emails. Dan is planning to have video meetings with these colleagues to share experiences and respond to questions about our email conversations. His colleagues in French speaking Africa have asked for a seminar on how to respond to emails. The hopeful shift involves multiplication, from having spiritual conversations to coaching others to do so online. Agapé France is putting in place a partnership with the Mentor Ministry, a framework to manage and engage mentors in spiritual conversations online. It will first be connected with our site atoi2voir.com, then possibly questions2vie. This will scale up our ability to connect people with the digital mission field. On October 10 Dan and two colleagues shared their experience at the Regional Evangelization Day hosted by a local biblical institute. This year's theme - witnessing in the digital age, challenges and opportunities in a connected society. Dan's workshop shared important lessons learned through multiple sites and strategies during the past 17 years. There's the shift again, from gaining and employing useful experience to imparting that knowledge to others. How about you? How can you use the technology available today to have spiritual conversations? How does knowing God affect your life and what steps can you take to talk about it with your friends online?

Campus road trip.

A peak at Dan and Davis' new animation project for the Campus ministry.

Worship.

Silas and Efrem helping with worship at Saint Lazare.

Le Penseur.

The Thinker by Rodin.

The animator.

Please Pray

  • for new online mentors and fruitful gospel conversations.
  • that Silas and Efrem focus well in their studies.
  • for those of our partners who have been financially affected by the covid situation.
  • that our ministry would flow from our relationship with Christ, may He always be our first love.
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A NEW PRESIDENT

Cru, Campus Crusade for Christ International, has a new president, Steve Sellers. His commissioning ceremony earlier this month was truly heartwarming. The baton is being passed only the second time, and Cru's vision and mission haven't skipped a beat: to win, build and send Christ centered multipliers throughout the world. Another reminder stated quite a few times was the importance of staying centered on Christ. Bill Bright, the founder of the movement, when asked how to pray for him almost always said, "pray that I never lose my first love, for Christ." That ever deepening and sustaining relationship is the foundation of everything we do. Would you pray for Cru's new president, that he would lead out of a deep relationship with Christ? It's an important reminder for us too, Dan and May, that first and foremost we need to nurture our relationships with Christ. Please pray for us too, that our relationship with Christ will grow deeper and remain in the center of our lives?

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La Lumiere
September, 2020
Beautiful sunset rays.
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BACK IN PARIS

This is a hectic time of year, with new schedules for everyone. Our whole family is trying to get their bearings. How does it look here in Paris? Masks, lots of masks. In Paris we have to wear a mask the moment we step outside, everywhere. If we're working in an office with other people, we have to wear a mask. At school, the boys have to wear a mask all day. Paris is a red zone, but the Lord has graciously protected us from covid thus far, and we continue to trust in Him. May takes the RER train two times a week out to the Agapé France office. The train system is a bit of a disaster right now, so she has to be very attentive and not count on the posted schedule reflecting reality. Our church is having in-person services. We have agreed to host a weekly small group where we will all wear masks. So in spite of the risks, we're carrying on with life!

Our biggest focus in work is looking at the various projects for the technology team and digital creation team, prioritizing them and organizing our efforts. May has one other full time staff, two volunteers and two consultants working on various projects. Dan is excited to be working with Davis, who is working part time for now. Through serving our fellow staff members, both of these teams are helping the French discover, live and share the gospel of Christ. During a health crisis, technology and digital ministry is more and more important, empowering us to reach more people and ultimately help change lives. God is working in France! It's a privilege to be a part of what he is doing. Thank you.

Beauty of CO.

One last hike in beautiful CO with friend and fellow missionary, Robyn.



Praises

  • that we were able to make it back to France.
  • Davis was able to find an apartment.

Please Pray

  • for our adjustments to new schedules.
  • that we manage our teams and workloads well.
  • for continued health as we host Bible studies in our home and use public transportation.
  • that Christ remains the center of everything!
Garden of the Gods

Silas taking pictures at the Garden of the Gods.

Friendly game of cards.

Dan’s brother Jason with a terrible hand for 500.

Ed and Judy

Ed & Judy enjoyed the music and endured a lot of scales this summer!

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SUMMER FUN

After the restful time in Montana with May's parents, we spent much of August in Colorado with my parents. Because of Covid we were able to invest much more time with family than normal, which was a true blessing. Dirt bike riding and a tour through Yellowstone were highlights in Montana. In Colorado we enjoyed golfing, painting watercolors, and a visit to the Royal Gorge bridge. We were even able to spend a day fishing with dear friends who served with Cru in France for years. It was refreshing to be in the States and especially precious to see our families. Our return to France was unfortunately not smooth. Rejected at the airport the day of our flight because we didn't have the required less than 72 hours old Covid test, we scrambled to try to get official lab results back quickly enough. In the end, a letter from the French consulate in L.A. was needed to grant us an exception. We left just two days later than planned, having the pleasure of being tested for Covid three times in as many days. At least we can say that upon our arrival in France we were clear!

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