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From Paul:Spring, 2008

Have you ever thought seriously about growth?  Some of you are farmers and gardeners, and I think you have a leg up on the rest of us.  You know that growth doesn’t come by accident – you have learned to prepare for it.

A few years ago we moved into a house whose previous owner had a green thumb.  He had planted different fruit trees, rose bushes, and a wide variety of other plants.  They even seemed to bloom all throughout the year.  It was beautiful to look at that first year!  We feasted on lots of fruit – especially the apricots—so many that we ended up inviting friends from all over to share in our bounty.








The next year I carefully pruned the apricot tree, according to what a gardener friend told me to do.  Yet in the three years since then, the tree hasn’t produced much except blossoms in spring.  I am learning about pruning trees, and what it takes to produce fruit.

Just the other day I came back in from a jog.  I happened to notice the little pear and apple trees – 
which give some pretty tasty fruit – with their long branches from last year.  Even though I don’t 
know much about the process, I can follow directions from a book a friend lent me.  Since we are 
in February, I know if I am going to trim the trees it has to be soon.  If I wait too long, the opportu-
nity is past, and once the sap begins flowing again in post-winter fashion, it will damage the tree to 
prune it.  So it’s now or never.

As you can imagine, I am so often reminded of Jesus’ words about pruning, about getting rid of branches and limbs that don’t serve any purpose, and about trimming back the excess, so that the now-healthy tree will produce much more abundantly.  Sometimes it seems like I am cutting WAY more than what is just excess!  But the experts around me say I need to cut them back severely.  Some branches have really gotten thick since last year.  Wow – there are even a few I simply can’t cut with my clippers.  I have to go fetch a handsaw. But for the good of the tree and its fruit, I have to prune them, regularly and with perseverance.

As we host the youth groups from church for sleepovers, we are thrilled to see the Lord’s work in their lives.  On March 15, Elizabeth and a friend will be challenging the girls to see themselves the way God sees them.  I’ll spend some time with the boys and ask some similar questions about self-esteem and self confidence.  We see this as a golden opportunity to prune off some of the ever-present lies teens hear over and over again.

I have learned that there is a proper way to prune.  I need to be consistent and regular.  I can’t do it simply when I feel the urge.  There are certain times of the year it needs to be done.  As Elizabeth and I are in this new season of life called empty nesting, we ask that He trim off what is no longer needed and that He continue to work on us to prepare us for more fruit. The women’s conference that Elizabeth will attend in March, and the church planters’ retreat I’ll attend in April are times we want to subject ourselves to the Master’s tools.  

My fruit trees aren’t getting any glory for themselves by producing good fruit.  The glory—the fruit—is for me.  I take care of the trees so that they serve my purposes.  Why, then, is it so hard to understand the concept that I am here to serve God’s purposes?  Why do I so often want to live MY way, to please MYSELF?  If only I could learn a lesson from the small fig trees in our garden, wouldn’t that be so helpful?

The constant, gentle care in order for a tree to grow in a healthy manner is what prepares it for its natural job.  My job isn’t to bear fruit for the tree, but to help it get it ready to bear, in season.  How often do I feel my job is to control things?  I was recently challenged by a line in a movie – we can’t make it rain.  No.  But we can prepare the ground and be ready when God chooses to send rain.  I think I get a little mixed up on what is my job and what I am supposed to leave in His more-than-capable Hands.

The role of associate pastor that I currently fill is one which requires me to listen, to challenge, to comfort, to teach, to equip, and to accompany.  As a matter of fact, there is a lot of pruning involved.  As the Lord shows me where to trim, He continues to work on my character and my heart as well.  One great joy for me is to come alongside others and help them produce fruit for the Kingdom—not doing all the work myself, but enabling each member in the body of Christ to use his or her gifts to produce fruit for the Master Gardener.  

I need to prepare the tree to grow on its own and then step back and admire 
God’s work.  There is a time and a place for my efforts.  If I follow the leading 
God gives,  it’ll happen in its time.  But I will totally wear myself out running 
around and trying  to do things that aren’t my responsibility.  I need to ask 
Him for wisdom to know the difference between the two.



After 20 years of working in France, what a joy it is to see the fruit He has produced!  We recently spent time with a young couple with three little boys.  The wife was a little girl in the church in Firminy, where we worked from 1983-85 .  We were encouraged to see this couple's love for Christ.  

On a visit with Christopher in Montpellier, we had the great blessing of interacting with dear friends there, rejoicing to see the growth in individuals and in the Pompiganane church.  One great joy was sharing with a newly engaged couple.  Elizabeth and I had each spent lots of time with these young people, encouraging them in their faith, long before they were a couple.

On March 16, three teens will be baptized, one of whom is Christopher’s close friend, ‘F’, for whom you’ve been praying.  We rejoice with her in her choice.  Chris and Jordan (the Varak’s son) regularly shared their faith with her, and when she accepted Christ, she began a series of studies with Elizabeth.  I see many similarities in this story – watering a small plant, protecting it, and then the pruning process to prepare this young tree to produce fruit.  This young lady is a high school senior and hopes to be a doctor.  Who knows how much fruit the Lord will cause to grow in and through her life?  Do pray for her as she shares her testimony on the 16th.  Her parents who are unchurched will be attending.

The weekend of April 4-6, the local chorale in which I sing will be giving several performances.  I’ve enjoyed getting to know many of the members and having the opportunity to share my faith with quite a few who are very curious!  I’d especially appreciate prayers for J and M.  I also enjoy my evenings watching soccer games with our neighbor who lost his wife to cancer last year.  

A healthy tree grows.  That is natural, just as it is for a person. Sometimes I come away from my trees with bloodied knuckles and cramped muscles. I wonder how I am different when the Lord prunes me.  Do I offer as much resistance as my trees?  How many habits have taken root since this time last year, and now I don’t want to let go of them?  How much of my growth is really fruit-producing, as opposed to just being taken with myself?

Elizabeth has another manuscript deadline at the end of May, and we covet your prayers that God would inspire her to write books that cause people to question their relationship with Him.  This new book won’t be coming out until early 2009, but the editing and printing process take nearly 12 months.  These novels seem to be a tool the Lord is using to help people in His pruning process .  

Recently she was invited to speak to another book club, putting her in touch with a group of older French women who enjoyed reading one of her books in English.  As Elizabeth discussed the novel with them, many commented that in France, writing so openly about faith is unheard of.  Even speaking about one’s faith is taboo.  Yet, they asked her question after question in such a way that, as Elizabeth said, “I just had to share the Gospel with them!”  They listened as she told of our Savior’s love and forgiveness.  

Please pray for Chris’ final semester in the French system, as it leads up to the all-important Bac in June—the comprehensive high school exit exam.  This is a very challenging semester with studies and baseball.  He continues to seek opportunities to share and love people into God’s kingdom in his sports’ center. 

Chris has chosen Covenant as the college he wants to attend, and we are excited about his choice.  We believe it is a wonderful garden where he will be able to deepen and strengthen his roots, and with the added blessing that Andrew is already there.  Andrew continues to blossom and bear all kinds of fruit in his university setting.

Since both of the boys will be in the States, we are making plans for an extended furlough (early July 2008-early January 2009), using Lookout Mountain as a home base (thanks to the generosity of a friend providing a furnished house!).  We’ll actually be living only 5 minutes from Covenant College. We are asking the Lord to guide us in ways that will better prepare us for roles He wants us to play in our church here in France.  Yes, we will be returning to France!  We’ll give you more details about this furlough as the time draws nearer. 

All this talk of pruning brings to mind the idea of abiding in Christ.  As a tree depends on its root system and the rain and sunshine to grow, even so we are reminded of how dependant we are on God’s grace for spiritual growth.  He knows what we need, and is more than willing to prepare us to bear fruit, if only we’ll give Him a free hand in our lives.  As we learn more about abiding, we have His promise to faithfully transform us in Christ’s image. We thank the Lord for the years He’s given us in France, and we are humbled and thankful for your prayers, which have made this possible.  May the Lord guide us as we seek to abide in Him, accept His pruning in our lives and bear good fruit for His glory. 

Walking alongside with you in the pruning process, 

Paul (for all of us) 


Finances – International Teams. 411 W. River Road. Elgin, IL  60070
Correspondance – Musser, 898 Quai Pierre Dupont. 69270 Rochetaillee s/ Saone  France
Email – paul.musser@iteams.org, elizabeth.musser@iteams.org,
Web page – www.elizabethmusser.com




Dear Friends,June, 2008

Father's Day
I recently received a wake-up call.  I participated in a funeral for Patrick, who passed away following a brief battle with stomach cancer.  He was about my age, leaving behind him three kids in their early twenties.  Patrick's mother comes to our church, and she was understandably pretty torn up about it.  At the funeral his three children stood up to read a brief statement, which was in the form of a poem written by one of the daughters.  She basically wrote, “Dad, we waited all these years to hear you say ‘I love you’ and now it is too late.  It is also too late for us, but we want to communicate it anyway.  We love you, Dad.”
 
Later in the week I was reflecting on what had been shared, and was struck by the fact that these young people had never heard their father actually say "I love you" to them.  It seems rather impossible to me.
 
Shortly after that I was eating lunch with a young man in our church with whom I share an informal discipleship relationship.  This man ran away several times during his childhood to escape a demanding and unforgiving father.  When I told him about the funeral and how it had shocked and surprised me to hear the grief in the young lady's voice, my friend looked at me in a funny way, and said he never heard his dad say that, either, that he was raised and taught that a man NEVER shows his emotions, he is strong, he doesn't cry, he is tough.  No pain, no emotion.  No question of forgiveness, either, which would hint of weakness, and real men don't go there.
 
Wow.  Some of you know my father, and know that he loves to hug 
and express his affection through touch.  We grew up hearing "Love 
you, boys" all the time.  We cried, we hugged, we expressed our love 
verbally, and we grew through many situations and circumstances 
together.  As many of us tend to do, I super-imposed my own 
experience on those around me.  If that was my family, then most 
other families were the same.  Even though I didn't have to look far 
to show me the error of my thinking, I still assumed what we lived 
was pretty normal.  Now, years later, I am reminded of the incredible 
blessing my dad gave us each time he expressed his love.  He continues 
to do this now, even though his health is quite poor. 

                                                                                                    With my parents in Kentucky last fall 

I am beginning to see that more men than I realize grew up without experiencing a loving father.  Words such as ‘family love,’ ‘unity,’ ‘forgiveness,’ and even ‘Father’ don't carry the same weight for these men as they do for me.  Instead of the many fond memories I have of times with my dad, their memories might not include a dad at all, or might be of a man so preoccupied by other things he didn't have time for them.  Or worse...
 
Is it any wonder that so many men today can't understand the idea of a loving heavenly Father?  Or that they simply reject it, assuming it just cannot be true?  When your connotations of a Father are mostly negative, how can we expect people to simply ignore those impressions and see the blessing and joy of submitting to God?
 
My boys have accused me, over the years, of encouraging them too much, of not being objective when they strike out or get a low grade at school, of not being critical enough of their performance.  (That is something expected in the French culture)  But I would much rather err on the side of being too positive with them.  Life has enough hard knocks, if you ask me, and there are plenty of years ahead where people can criticize them.  It'll happen, no doubt.
 
I hope I have given my boys an example of a godly father who is willing to be transparent, of a man who isn't afraid to show his emotions, and who is willing to look a bit silly or out-dated, if that is needed.  A man who loves his family and is proud of them and wants people to know it!  I'm the first to admit my balance isn't perfect, but I hope to have set them on the right path.  

“Lord, guide their steps as they look to You, and may my example of fatherhood be a springboard and not an obstacle as they build their relationships with You, their heavenly Father.  For the many of us who grew up under the loving care of gently godly men, unafraid to express their love to us, I give You thanks.  And for those who grew up differently, I pray that in Your gentle grace and love, You will open their eyes to the immensity of Your love.  That these men who perhaps developed a certain toughness in the face of life's challenges would let You touch and heal their emotions.  Our ladies and children need husbands and fathers who will dare to express their love, men who will risk being seen as weak in order to follow the Lord.  Men who are confident in their position in Christ.  Men who are willing to say what needs to be heard instead of just following their own personal agenda.  Lord, heal our hearts.”
 
Christopher’s BAC
 
This morning, Christopher started the infamous ‘Baccalaureate exams’ 
which determine whether a French student passes or fails high school.  
He has 7 four-hour exams this week, ending on Thursday evening.  We 
would ask that you pray for his endurance and calm and that all his 
years of hard work and study pay off.  Christopher will get the results 
of his BAC on July 4th and then he will have several baseball 
tournaments to play in before he and Elizabeth fly back to the States 
on July 15th.

AndrewChris with his coach Jean-Michel

Andrew finished his second year at Covenant College and is again on the Dean’s List.  He is currently working full time on campus and is also participating in a musical.  If you are in the Chattanooga area and are interested in seeing Andrew perform next weekend, check out this site www.cdoorent.com.  As you can imagine, it’s very hard for us to be away and miss his debut!
  
Wedding in Montpellier
Last weekend, Elizabeth and I were invited to be the ‘temoins’ at Louis 
and Chrystel’s wedding in Montpellier.  This is an honor equivalent to 
being ‘best  man’ and ‘matron of honor’ in the States.  Elizabeth spent 
much time with Chrystel years ago and many of you prayed for this 
young woman.  Louis and I became close because of our Brazilian 
heritage and love for the Lord and soccer.  What a great joy to be part 
of this happy occasion and be reunited with so many dear friends from 
the Pompignane church in Montpellier.
 
Aix-en-Provence
This past weekend, Elizabeth attended a reunion in Aix-en-Provence 
for Vanderbilt alumnae who had participated in the Vanderbilt-in-
France program.  It was a nostalgic and joyful time for her to reconnect 
with this city where the Lord first opened her eyes to the needs in France,
back in the fall of 1980.

Six Months in the States
We will be taking a 6 month furlough starting in July, and will be living on Lookout Mountain near Chattanooga.  This furlough will include visits with many of you, phone calls, an internship with a local church, time with our families, different church visits, a long-needed visit to our International Teams headquarters near Chicago, and some times of refreshing.  Both boys will be enrolled at Covenant College near where we will be living, and we'll give you more information in the next update on how to contact us.  Email should eventually catch up with us at some point, too!  

Some of you have been examples to me over the years - thanks for letting the Lord shape your role as a father, and give you the grace to carry it out
 
Heavenly Father, thank you for your grace, your patience, and your love.
 
Paul for all of us

Prayer Requests:
June 16-19—Christopher’s BAC
July 2—Paul flies to the States, reunion with Brazil school mates
July 15—Elizabeth and Christopher fly to the States
September—building renovations begin for the Lyon church 
October—Lyon church meets in another facility for 6 months

Finances: International Teams . 411 West River Road .Elgin, IL  60123-1570 
Correspondance : Musser. 898 Quai Pierre Dupont, 69270 Rochetaillée-sur-Saône, France 
Email: paul.musser@iteams.org or elizabeth.musser@iteams.org
Website: www.elizabethmusser.com



Dear Friends,Fall, 2008

It's hard to believe we've been in the good ole USA for two months now.  The time has been filled with many things.  We want to let you take a tour with us in pictures.  

JULY:  Chris received Highest Honors on his French Bac.  He certainly worked hard and deserved it.  We are very proud of this accomplishment!  He and I flew to the States on July 15  just in time to catch our breaths and then fly to Costa Rica with Paul, Andrew and the rest of the Goldsmith clan for an amazing week, celebrating my parents 50th wedding anniversary.










  

AUGUST: Chris attended an ‘MK reentry seminar’ for missionary kids who are coming to the States to                                                   start college.  It was held at Columbia International University, where Paul received his Masters.  What a                                              great  way to help MKs prepare for life in the States.  Then he joined Paul, Andrew and me for five days at the                                  the beach~ it was a gift to have this time with just the 4 of us, before sending our boys on to college.                                                                    







 




Chris got off to a good start at Covenant, settling in well and making Covenant's baseball team.  He is busy with fall practices, socializing and studying (in that order).  He's happy to have Andrew nearby.  And speaking of 'nearby', thanks to the generosity of dear friends, we are staying in a home five minutes down the street from Covenant.  
Here's our contact info:



Mussers     
c/o Bickerstaff
91 Harley Drive
Lookout Mountain, GA 30750
706-766-4937 (cell)



SEPTEMBER: With the boys in school, Paul and I headed out for a month-long road trip through GA, TN, KY, OH, IL, IN, WI and MN.   On this trip we were able to visit family and friends, as well as my publisher, Bethany House, in Minneapolis.  Paul and I appreciated the opportunity to meet with many on Bethany's staff.  I also attended a writers' conference and took part in two book signings, one of which was held at the Mall of America. 











Fourteen long years had passed since the last time Paul and I had been
at our missions' headquarters together.  We spent 3 days interacting
with the staff and missionaries-in-training at International Teams in
Elgin, IL.  I cannot quite express the emotions I felt coming back to the
place where Paul and I first met, 26 years ago.  God's faithfulness in His
call on our lives has been proven countless times throughout the years,
but it all started on the campus of International Teams.  For us, the highlight of the visit was being able to reconnect with 'our heroes'--couples on staff who were very influential in our lives back in 1982 and continue to pray for us and give us wise counsel: Kevin and Eloise Dyer, Glenn and Ruth Schuman, Rich and Zo Becker, Rick and 
Beth Knox, and (in absentia) Dave and Nancy Pavey (who were our Western European 
leaders for years and have just moved from England to Florida.)  We are grateful for the 
way International Teams has 'believed in us' and allowed us to mature in ministry through 
many ups and downs. 

In honor of these special leaders, I have written a devotional essay which you can read here.

Back in Lyon, the church weekend is being held September 27~28 at the Chateau de St.
Albain.  The next week, the church will begin meeting in a temporary facility, while 
renovations are taking place on the old building.  Please pray for the leaders and the 
members of our church in Lyon as they go through this transitional time.   

OCTOBER and NOVEMBER: Paul will be doing an internship at Lookout Mountain
Presbyterian Church.  This church has been involved in our ministry in France for 25
years.  Paul is excited to be able to participate in the life of the staff of this church as well
as get an 'up close and personal look' at their multiple church plants.

The rest of the fall will keep us busy.  To the left, I've listed the different churches we will be attending in October as well as some prayer requests.  If you would like to know about my schedule for speaking events related to my books, please visit the signings page on this site.

In the midst of all the travels, here is a verse we love: "I will lie down and sleep in peace for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety." ps. 4: 8  

It is truly a joy to be back in America and visit with many of you.  In the midst of a raging economy and lots of presidential hype, we are so thankful that our hope is in the ONE who made heaven and earth.  He alone knows the future and we are secure in His hands.

With much love,  

Elizabeth, Paul, Andrew and Christopher

PS For the dog lovers among you: Beau is being cared for by dear friends in Lyon.  He looks fat and sassy. 

 Finances – International Teams. 411 W. River Road. Elgin, IL  60123
Correspondance – Musser, 91 Harley Drive, Lookout Mountain, GA 30750
Email – paul.musser@iteams.org, elizabeth.musser@iteams.org,
Web page – www.elizabethmusser.com


At the end of August, I was privileged to be a part of the Decatur Book Festival where my whole family came to help out.
We are thrilled to have Andrew and Chris come over with their friends for a good home-cooked meal.  And, as another way the Lord has done 'above and beyond' for us, we actually live only 15 minutes from our former teammates, Howard and Trudy Owens.
With Paul's parents in Kentucky
 There were 127 Christian writers present at the MOA signing.  Thanks to great organization by the American Christian Fiction Writers association, the signing was quite a success.
The Mall of America, Bloomington, MN
IT founder, Kevin Dyer, teaching the missionaries in training
CHURCHES:

October 5—Grace Presbyterian Church, Fort Payne, AL

Oct. 11-16—Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Columbia, SC

Oct. 17-22—Trinity Presbyterian Church, Richmond, KY

Oct. 23-Nov.  25—
Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church, Lookout Mountain, GA

PRAYER REQUESTS:

Please pray for:

~the transitional period for our church in Lyon

~the boys at Covenant

~our travels

~Paul's internship

~my speaking opportunities

~that all we do will 
bring glory to the Lord


Winter, 2008
We Wish You A Merry Christmas!                                                                        
As I reflect back on these five months in the US where we have traveled from Atlanta to New York to Dallas to Minneapolis to Chicago to Columbia, SC to Fort Payne, AL and Richmond, KY with stops to breathe inbetween at our home on Lookout Mountain, I have often described ourselves as 'wayfaring strangers' (especially as we carry our laptops around in search of an internet connection!)  But our 'wayfaring' has been filled to the brim with good things.  Then I think of the lines from one of my favorite Christmas ballads, written by John Elliott, which describes another wayfaring couple:

The Star
Just another homeless family
Hoping for a stranger's charity
Just one night and one safe place to stay
Underneath the Star so far away
She carried everything they had and more
The Little One the world was waiting for
And somewhere in the night a Child was born
Unto every heart so tired and torn...
They couldn't find a room for Him back then
But He found a place in the hearts of men
The Hope that all the world would come to know
Born beneath the Star so long ago

I love the perspective in that poetry~a homeless family looking for a place to stay.  I pray that the Lord Jesus will find room in our hearts this Christmas season and throughout the new year and we will be filled to overflowing with His love.

We are overwhelmed by the generosity of God’s people and all the many ways we’ve seen the Lord provide for us during our stay in the States.  During part of October and November, Paul had the privilege of joining the leadership team at Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church for several weeks of observation and participation in the life of the church, from attending staff meetings, to leading Bible studies and prayer groups to dialoguing with the pastors from this church’s daughter churches.  Paul greatly enjoyed this time of serving and learning and is excited about taking new ideas back to France.  We were so thankful to be able to be a part of this church that welcomed us 23 years ago as newlyweds and has been such a vital part of our ministry throughout the years.  These weeks on Lookout Mountain gave us time to renew old friendships and make new ones, participate in many church activities and be refreshed and renewed in our spirits through teaching from God's WORD.  Merci to all of you at LMPC!

While Paul worked at LMPC, I was busy with writing projects, editing my new novel, Words Unspoken, which will come out in the late spring of 2009, and speaking and signing around the southeast.  I’ve included snapshots of those events on the signing and speaking page of the website.  The Lord ‘filled my cup’ as I often had the joy and privilege of sharing about how He called me into missions and writing.  Paul and I are are so thankful to our awesome God who uses the gifts He has given us to bring glory to Himself.

Of course, one of our greatest joys this fall was being near our boys.  We've had many meals and conversations with Andrew and Chris, gotten to meet their friends and professors, and have a taste of their college life.  And since we didn’t have internet access in our house, we often hung out on the Covenant campus where we were graciously allowed to use their wireless network.  A real highlight was being able to attend the Madrigal dinners where Andrew was the juggler.  We also greatly enjoyed the Covenant Choir’s Christmas concert.














Other highlights of October and November included:












We are spending the week of Christmas with my family in Atlanta and the week after Christmas with Paul's family in Kentucky (included in that week are more festivities for Paul's 50th!)  Then we'll start packing up our things and will be flying back to Lyon on January 15.  Although it's hard to imagine returning to France without the boys, we are very exctied to get back to our home and friends in France.  It sounds like the building project for the church is going well, in spite of the the strain everyone is feeling with the economy.

We are so thankful for the warm welcome we have received during these months in the States.  We've appreciated letting many of you peek into our lives and ministry in Lyon through the video we've shown.  We never tire of reminding you that without your prayers, our work in France would not be possible.

I'll end with the last words from John Elliott's ballad:

And the Light shining from that Star 
Will show you who you are
And His light shining with His might 
Will lead you through the darkest night
Just another homeless family 
Hoping for a stranger's charity
Just one night and one safe place to stay
Underneath the Star so far away

May the Light of Jesus show you who you are and
give you reason to rejoice now and forever.

With much love,

Elizabeth, Paul, Andrew and Chris



Finances – International Teams. 411 W. River Road. Elgin, IL  60123
Correspondance (until Jan. 13) – Musser, 91 Harley Drive , Lookout Mountain, GA 30750
(after Jan. 13) 898 Quai Pierre Dupont, 69270 Rochetaillee-sur-Saone, FRANCE
Email – paul.musser@iteams.org, elizabeth.musser@iteams.org,
Web page – www.elizabethmusser.com

Meeting up with Anne-Lise, a precious teen I disciple in Lyon, for the afternoon at the Creation Museum in Cincinnati.  Anne-Lise got to live her 'dream' of spending three months in America with a family in Ohio.
Special times with our dear friends and former teammates, the Owens Family.
As part of his 50th birthday celebration, Paul got to play soccer with Andrew, Chris and some of their friends from Covenant.
Andrew
~ with his girlfriend, Lacy
~juggling at Madrigals
~after the choir concert 
Thanksgiving in New York with the Goldsmith Family. Guess where this picture was taken!
Paul with his parents and 'Buddy
My parents joined us for the Madrigal Dinner at Covenant
Lookout Mountain Pres.
Wayfarers atop the Empire State Building
Prayer Requests:

~our return to France on January 15

~our transition back

~that Andrew and Chris would continue to pursue their Lord and their studies with diligence

~that the Lyon church could sell some donated property in order to finance part of the church renovations

~that we would grow in our love for Jesus and truly desire to use our gifts for His glory

~that many in France would respond to the Light of Jesus in 2009
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