Thursday, February 19, 2015

Whitleys in Texas!

We had a great time in Texas during our OFA (off-field assignment – formerly known as furlough.)  We enjoyed the 4th of July with family, rodeos, and good American food – as well as some great Tex-Mex and lots of chips and salsa!  (Maybe a little too much chips and salsa for Tiff.  J)  We loved being a part of G.A. and R.A. camp at Mt. Lebanon Baptist encampment just outside of Dallas, Texas.  We enjoyed visiting churches and friends in the states.  We participated in several Vacation Bible Schools, including one for refugee families in Dallas.  We stayed in Aubrey, Texas at the mission house of First Rock Fellowship Church.  It was a very encouraging time getting to grow with this church by being a part of their ministries and their women’s retreat.  The boys also played football and Megan danced on toe shoes in the Nutcracker!  We enjoyed spending the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays with our families for the first time in five years.

We flew back to Strasbourg, France on Jan. 3rd.  Strasbourg is known as the Christmas Capital – and some of the lights were still shining when we arrived.

Thank you for praying for us.  We are amazed at the doors for ministry that God is already opening in the short time we have been back in France!  We appreciate your prayers!

Please pray for France during this time of conflict.  Pray that we will lift Jesus up, that he might draw all men to himself.

Thank you for continuing to pray for our family as we transition to life back in France.

Please pray that we will diligently follow God’s leading as we seek to minister here in France.  Pray that God will lead us to the people with whom we will serve.

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