Sam and I were also asked to be the Senior Trip chaperons, taking eleven teenagers to Alanya, Turkey and back. I enjoyed getting to know the students, and Sam was happy to have a last hurrah with the graduating class. Plus, everyone came home in one piece!
The book project has been slow, and I've gone through endless manuscripts, but I'm still trusting that God initiated this project, and he'll see it through when the time is right. Until then, you'll find me musing about marriage, asking questions, and writing writing writing.
Encouraging the Local Church
Looking back, the timing of our move was perfect. God put people in our lives that we desperately needed, and dropped us in to encourage families in crisis. I've been particularly happy to step into a "mama" role for some of the teenage girls there.
Beginning a New Season
Next Wednesday, we'll arrive back in the States, where we'll visit family and friends for a couple months. By September, we plan to be in France, working short term with a ministry near Montpellier. We suspect that God will lead us to a long-term commitment there, but are waiting for the green light.
In the mean time, we'd appreciate your prayers and support. Coming back to America is wonderful, but sometimes very unsettling, as we're used to a very different (and simpler) lifestyle. We're also in need of funds for medical visits, food, gas, and replacement items (for all that Kosovo broke). If you would like to support us this summer, or give to our upcoming French mission, check out the different ways you can partner with us.
We so appreciate all of you who read this blog, pray for us, and encourage us with your friendship! The blog will probably be quiet for most of the summer, but I hope that we'll see many of you in person and continue this journey together in the fall!
Liz & Sam