Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Week in Paris

Bonjour!  First, I would like to say that I have no idea how I managed to blog throughout the entire mission trip in Paris last year, because it has just not been possible this year.  KJ would say that I stayed up entirely too late last year.  He could very well be right.  

Today is our last full day in Paris, and I wanted to try and post one ministry picture and one pretty Paris picture from Friday-Monday.  Yesterday's pictures are still on the SD card.

This is Parker modelling for us how to talk with the men from India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan who you will often see selling souvenirs around Paris monuments.  We give them a copy of the Jesus Film in their language with contact information for people who speak their language.  You should see how their faces light up when you ask them if they are Bengali or Punjabi.  To be recognized and given something in their language is an encouraging thing.

 I just captured her because it seemed like a very Parisian moment.

Saturday KJ taught through the book of Haggai for adults at Emmanuel International Church, and our team spent the day teaching kids, singing songs, playing games, and our resident artist, Katie, taught them how to draw animals using circles.

When the light hits the trees around 9:15 each night, it is a lovely sight. Yes, this is after 9 p.m.

There have been some days of really  missing my kids, but in moments like Sunday, listening to KJ preach through Anjlo's translation at the Punjabi Church, I'm really thankful to be here with him.  We had such an encouraging time with these dear brothers and sisters.

Eleven o'clock sunsets aren't bad, either.

We can't do it all the time, but we like to try to buy something from the men we stop to talk to since we are taking them away from selling to other customers for a few minutes.  We were always happy when they were selling cold water. They were always so happy when they were told we had Bengali friends in Paris.

Paris is a beautiful city, and it is also a city of many poor, many immigrants, many people who have never heard the gospel, met a real Christian, or experienced God's love through His church.  We've been thinking this week about how Jesus said the harvest was plentiful, but the workers were few.  So pray that the Lord would send out laborers into His harvest.


  1. Thanks for writing this, Lynn! My wife Camilla and I are friends of the Procopios and stayed with them in Paris just a few weeks ago, and it is lovely to revisit some of the same memories through your eyes. Praying with you tonight for the spread of the gospel in Paris through the laborers he will send for his harvest!

    1. Thank you, Michael! KJ has told me about you and your wife, and I'm glad we got to share some similar experiences.