les Davey de France

Alan and Pat live and work in Bordeaux. Alan is a pastor and Pat was a nurse. Now we work with UFM worldwide. Read on! (If you'd like to know what took us to Bordeaux, then start with the archives from September 2004)

Monday, October 25, 2004

Another kind of call!

We just attended the UFM autumn weekend at Nantwich, when people who are seriously considering cross-cultural mission gather for encouragement and information. There I met a couple I know from one of our North Wales churches. They have a remarkable story to tell.

They had been considering buying a second home in Turkey ready for their eventual retirement. They have spent holidays there. So they went to Turkey again to find somewhere to buy. While there they found all sorts of useful conversations developing with the local people about the Lord Jesus Christ. Their grasp of the language was increasing. They began to wonder whether their retirement would become an overseas mission engagement instead. And they found an apartment to buy.

On their return they spoke to their pastor about what had happened. He was thrilled and spoke to the director of the mission. And so on.. All in just a few short months!

Pray for them and also for the small church they belong to here.

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