Missions Blog

Mar 7

SNAP Care Team Member Report from Across the Seas

Recently a DSC and SNAP Care Team member visited our SNAP family in the field.  Here is a short interview with her after she returned.

1.  How are the G’s doing?

“The G’s are doing well. They are really excelling at their French language school. It is 1/4 complete and they are speaking French to people in many situations around France and are feeling confident with the language in a short period of time. Their kids have started adjusting to the culture and are also learning to speak French.  Their three year old boy has had the hardest time, but he has started warming up to the new surroundings and all the kids are receptive to new foods that they are being introduced to. Who would not love a crepe with butter, sugar & cinnamon made fresh from the street crepery after church each Sunday!”

2) What was the purpose of the trip, and how did it go?

“The G’s were on break after the first section of school and they were taking a final ‘vision’ trip to their target country.  Pastor Zach N. (former DSC worship leader) from The Vine Church in Madison Wisconsin and 3 of his church members wanted to join on the trip to help strategize their role in this mission plan. Mrs G. asked me to join the group, helping take their 3 kids to get an introduction taste of the culture of their future homeland. My role was to help keep the 3 young children busy and entertained during meetings and to give Mrs. G a little female companionship amidst a group of 5 men. It was a great opportunity for me to encourage the G family face to face and get a good taste and feel of the culture they will be moving to at the end of this year. We traveled to 3 cities and there were various meetings. The children did fantastic. They traveled well, played well with large groups of children at public parks, and they enthusiastically ate every new food they were introduced to. Mr. G received a lot of insight from people living in and around the country. The trip was a success in so many ways.”

3) What are some ways we can be praying for the G’s right now?

“First, praises to God for helping them to settle into their new surroundings and to give them great understanding with this new language. Again, their 3 year old has had the hardest time adjusting, so continued prayer for him to learn to communicate in two languages and to adjust to continually changing routines. The G’s are narrowing down their choice of places to live. They are receiving a lot of counsel and they really need wisdom from God in making decisions regarding where & how they can best serve our Lord. They need God’s direction in many areas that will affect their lives: location, work, schools, neighborhood to live in etc. Please pray for continued growth in language learning. The school is very fast paced and consuming. Pray that they will keep making time for God’s Word in order for Him to permeate their lives and keep focused on their goal and not get discouraged during this season of their lives.”

Check out our SNAP page to learn more and consider giving regularly to this mission at www.desertspringschurch.org/giveonline.