Today makes one month since our return to France. We are so happy to be back. What a busy month it has been. We arrived at our house in France on August 22nd, just two days after celebrating Joy’s birthday with her family back in Nashville. We were received at the airport by our friends and colleagues Patrick and Jill, along with their children. We were grateful that they had prepared dinner and left it in the fridge for us to get to later that night after we had unpacked our many bags.
We only had two days to settle in before we packed again and left for the fortify retreat with other workers like us from Europe and Africa. It was a great retreat full of relaxation, reconnecting, and fortification to carry on with the task of sharing the Good News! We had a lot of fun and laughs too. We even put together a little impromptu Southern Gospel Quartet during the week. Good times!
Not long after returning to Aix-en-Provence it was time to get to work in preparation for another year of English, French, and Computer Information classes at the Hanna Project ministry center. Last week we held class sign-ups all week long for the different courses that we offer as a means of outreach. We were very thankful to see many of our returning students continue classes with us, as well as many new faces that are joining us for the first time.
On Monday of this week was the beginning of our 10th school year as the association Le Projet Hanna d’Aix-en-Provence. Meeting educational needs in our city while sharing Truth, Love, and Hope of the Savior with as many as possible. This year Le Projet Hanna is offering 9 English Classes, 3 English Conversation Groups, 3 French as a Foreign Language Classes, and 3 basic Computer Information Classes. As always, in each class we are looking for and pr@ying for opportunities and occasions to share Truth with those around us. That is the reason that we are here.
On that note, many of you will be happy to hear that ‘Larry’, our older friend that Shane and Patrick have been reading the Word with on a weekly basis, will be continuing to do so starting next Tuesday morning. The best part… IT WAS HIS IDEA! Before Shane had a chance to ask him about it, Larry was asking Shane if they would be able to continue. Shane’s response? Bien sûr ! (Of course!)