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.
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!