An update from Riley (7-30):
Hello from Team France/Algeria!!
We're approaching our last week of Deputation and we all agree that time has flown by. Returning to Roubaix after 2 weeks in Algeria was an experience in and of itself. Apart from the beautiful hot showers and normal toilets, it was a bit of culture shock to come back to a completely different church atmosphere.
We have spent the week getting back into our normal "Roubaix Routine"... worship and Bible study each morning at 10AM followed by lunch, practical work, and then outreach for the kids in a neighborhood called Mons. We are blessed to be spending these last 2 weeks working with a team from Alongside; a group of 6 university aged students from the U.S., Estonia and Albania.
One thing we brought away from Algeria is faith in the power of prayer. We need and appreciate the support and encouragement from home... especially during this last week. We ask for prayers that we will continue to walk by strong faith that is renewed daily, and that we will find our strength in God alone. Please pray for hearts and minds that are listening to the Holy Spirit, and allowing the love of Christ to mold us and determine our words and actions. During this last week we will be focusing on street evangelism which is an area where we don't feel so confident; especially with the language barrier. But we are reminded that God's power works best in our weaknesses.
Please pray also for a good debriefing time, a fruitful last few days in Paris, and a safe trip home. We are so excited to see you all and we are always praying for our wonderful family in Christ back in Seattle.
All our love,
Riley, Kaitlyn, Mac & Alec
P.S. We arrive at SeaTac at 7:30 pm on Monday, August 7th for those who wish to greet their loved ones :)