Happy New Year! A lot has happened since our last post, but instead of giving you the full Fall Recap, I will just write about what’s exciting us right now. Currently, our church is 6 adults and 4 children. We meet regularly for prayer, just to hangout, and to celebrate who God is and what he is doing in our lives. It is amazing to be a part of a true Christian community, who loves God and is learning to love one another. We are also practicing regularly serving and meeting one another’s needs. We are eager to figure out how we can serve God by loving our neighborhood and our city and we are ready to try out a few things this year. And we have developed dozens of new relationships in the last few months!
We’re beginning to realize and experience that although we live in a big city, we are also community members of a pretty tight village (or “quartier” in French) and a lot of our new friends have lived here most or all of their lives. Some close to our age had left but are now returning to raise their kids here. We still, at times, feel like outsiders, but we are working hard to weave ourselves into the local fabric and are humbled by what a privilege it is to be here. With so much darkness in the world, we desire to bring God’s goodness and love to bear here in our corner of the city.