Friday, December 19, 2014

Franco Fridays: Teaching Day + Musique

Since we're starting to get a little more settled I thought it would be a good day to bring back Franco Fridays and keep on sharing about our mission trip in June.  Our Saturday plan included a day of Bible teaching for adults and teaching, crafts, and games for kids at Emmanuel International Church.  KJ taught through the book of Haggai.

I won't post any pictures of the kids since I don't have permission to do that, but our group did a fantastic job with them, and I think they had a fun time.  I spent my time cooking and shredding chicken and making banana pudding for the meal we were serving the next day.  We had to bring a few important ingredients from home.  There are no Nilla Wafers in Paris.

As Audrey Hepburn said, "Paris is always a good idea," and we were fortunate to be there during Fete de la Musique. Several members of EIC are involved in a Gospel choir and were singing in Rueil Malmaison that afternoon, so during our lunch break from the Bible study we walked down to the square to hear them sing.  The gospel choir has been a real avenue of ministry since a lot of people there really enjoy singing gospel music even though they are not Christians and may not even be fluent in English.

Here's a little taste of their performance.

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That evening we walked to dinner, and there was still live music being played and all kinds of booths sat up to buy things.  After our dinner crepes, followed by dessert crepes, we walked back out into the still bright streets and thought we heard a familiar guitar intro.  We couldn't believe it when our ears didn't deceive us.  Everyone recognizes how sweet a home Alabama is.

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I wish we'd kept filming all the way until the end of the performance because the best part came when everyone cheered and clapped and the lead singer said, "Merci."  Cultures colliding.

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