Monday, August 08, 2005

Glasses in France

This is John and Meg Glass, missionaries to Geneve France. We were just there helping them with the missions conference in Barcelona. They are an amazing family, with such godly kids. I hope someday to have the same impact on my kids & church as they have had. We stayed in their house & helped them by painting their fences, tearing off wall paper, refinishing all their wood, trimming their hedges, and anything else we could think of. I don't know if they know this or not but they served us more by just loving us and pouring their lives into us. Meg made our whole team (9), and her family (5) amazing meals everyday. They said it was like having 12 kids. One of the best moments of my life was enjoying a meal with the Glass's and our team in the Glass's garage watching a thunderstorm move in over the french mountains behind their house. Our team kept making exclaimations as the thunder clapped, and we sat there eating by candlelight enjoying fellowship with them. They live in one of the most beautiful parts of the world, but ironically ministry there is hard because of the humanistic mindset that is indoctrinated into the people of France. It was amazing to walk 2 miles to their church, and to hear John preach in French with translation for us. John preached on Phillipians 4, the passage I have been studying on my own in depth. The main point that he hit that I have not thought about before was that we are to be anxious for nothing, and then be active about persuing godliness (i.e. put on thinking about what is true, right, honorable etc, and to imitate Paul as he imitates Christ). Often when we are anxious we can pray about it, and then just sit there, waiting for something to change. Paul encourages us to be active in our persuit of godliness and press on!

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