We thank the Lord for loving, leading, and providing during this past wild and crazy year. Francoise and I have to admit that we have spent much of it puzzled and perplexed, but as the song says He has our backs when we don't know what to do. He knew all along, of course, and it just requires trusting Him, waiting and watching.
Zarephath House of Prayer in Roucy
It is still that grain of mustard seed, but the House of Prayer we have been believing for and working toward is now a reality. And the Cottens are living there as the first resident family of the faith community. We are not alone, as we are allied with a local congregation, some of whom will also live on site. We are thankful for the open door and for all that is in motion now for this project to take shape. We have many of you who are reading this update to thank, for your prayers, your encouragement, your guidance, and your material contributions which have made it possible.Thank you all so very, very much.
Here and There
As I am writing this update today, Thanksgiving, November 27, 2014, Francoise and Sam are at home in Roucy, France and I (Marvin) am in Dallas. For a brief season I will be sometimes in France, sometimes in the US, finishing off some tasks, tying up loose ends. My next planned trip back to France is in three weeks, and I can't wait.
Please pray that this season of geographic separation will quickly be completed. Keep Francoise and particularly Sam in your prayers during this frequently difficult time of adjustment. I most definitely need your prayers when I am having to be away from them. Pray as well for rapid closure in dealing with the house in Dallas and remaining financial obligations. Part of what we need to do in Roucy is establish an entity to rent or buy and manage the Roucy property. This will be a team endeavor. Please pray for those who will make up this group with us to emerge.
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