Please pray for Ruben, Miriam, Isabel, Norma, Betty, Mihaela, and Ruben in Spain.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Easter in Alsace with Evodia
Strasbourg is in the Alsace region of France. On Easter Sunday after church we went to Philipe and Evodia’s house for a lunch with many of the people from Trinity International Church. The guests were from Egypt, Korea, Greece, France, America, Peru, Bulgaria and other places. Philipe is a retired pastor from the Alsace region. He speaks Alsacian, French, German, and Greek. His wife, Evodia, is from Greece. Over the past few weeks she has shared with me about the customs in Alsace and Greece during Easter. She dyed some eggs to be the center piece of the table during our Easter lunch. During the lunch people can choose an egg, then turn to the person sitting next to them and crack their eggs together, to see which person’s egg cracks first. Evodia also has an Easter egg tree set up in her living room. Many families in Alsace follow this tradition in their homes and even out in their yards. It was such a blessing to share this holiday with Evodia and her family.
As we spend some time in the states, the work here in Europe will continue. We are thankful that God has sent workers to the harvest field (Matthew 9:37-38.) Please pray for Scott, Irene, Marion, Kurt, and Karyn in Strasbourg, France.
Please continue to pray for Sylvie Saint-Alby and part of her family that live in Ivory Coast, Africa.