the first 4weeks we stayed in a village called Vèzènobres, in south of France. We had our own house and car(english one..I drove with the wheel on the wrong side of the car!!that was superstrange!!) But we had so much fun there!!! so nice to be able to have a place on our own and a possibility to invite people over! Henning Schicora was our contactperson! He is norwegian and married to a french woman, Nathalie. They have 4 lovely kids..or youths!! Such a sweet family!!
Here we taught english in a public and a catholic school. All together we had about 1200 studens and 94 english lessons. We taught them songs,cheers,drama and had conversations in smaller groups. Because very few of us spoke french the students were forced to speak english, which for them was good!! For 3 sundays we invited students home to our house for games and some more english-conversations. The last sunday we first had a bbq with the local church at our place and after that the students came over. The last time it was 2 or 3times as many youths that came over than the sundays before.
Since we were in schools its hard to do ministry directly to them.. We could share that we came from a bibleschool,but not much more than that... Some of the songs were about God but not so obvious. But ministry isn`t only about sharing the gospel in words, also in actions!! And that we did alot!!the youth and the teachers had a lot of fun together with us! It was so much fun!!!
We also did some prayerwork and attended housechurches and youthmeetings at the Schikoras.
A beautiful place, very nice people and french food..Dont have to say more....AMAZING!!!