Sabbath + The Saleve

Bon Sabbat! Today the summer French students presented the worship service for the Collonges church. Two students gave testimonies. One of them was my cousin, Sarah Macomber. She spoke about her time in Chad and having to rely on God every day. David, her husband, translated. 

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This is David and Sarah.

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Tiago, a dentist from Portugal, shared his testimony about reconnecting with God in his life. He came here wanting to change his life and he has! He used to be a heavy smoker, but by the grace of God, he has been clean for 3 weeks now! We’re all so proud of him. 

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Rachel, Nathalia, and I sang an acapella piece for special music. We combined “I Surrender All” with “Down by the Riverside.” Despite the girls feeling a little under the weather, all went well.

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Weekly Sabbath selfie with Gielle, Maddi, Rachel and me. 

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This is some of our group. From left to right: Maddi, me, Rebecca, Freud, Rachel, Alex, Gielle, Brittany. 

After church we changed into comfortable clothes and drove up the Saleve for a picnic lunch. 

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Lunch was buffet style. The ingredients they brought were for “burritos,” but they turned out more like wraps. It was one of the freshest, lightest meals we’ve had here so far.

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Cucumber, tomato, corn, lettuce, guacamole, cheese, beans, and a spicy sauce. Yum.

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The girls chowin on their “burritos.”

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We sat on the grass and just relaxed. The weather was inconsistent. The sky was dark, but bright bursts of sun popped through every now and then. It sprinkled a little, but then stopped.

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This is us sharing an awkward family photo moment.

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I made a flower crown out of some wildflowers (that I got scolded for picking by a random lady). But it’s okay because Maddi looks super cute. 

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We drove down the mountain just as it started to rain. It let up though, and is just overcast now. Dinner is pretty soon. Some of us might play hide and seek tonight in the dark. Tomorrow we’re supposed to go canyoning, if the weather permits. We’re keeping our fingers crossed. It sounds like so much fun! We’re trying to enjoy every moment we have left here. School ends on Thursday. It feels like the time has flown by. 

I’ll try to post as much as possible to capture all of the events of these last few days. I might not have time, as we have a lot of tests and functions coming up. But I’ll keep you posted. Au revoir! 

 

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