Val McLoughlin

Prayer Letter/Ministry Update

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Dear Friends, June 2019
The summer months of June, July and August are ahead and with it (should) come warmer weather. We have yet to see “hot” weather here, but it’s getting there.

Cultural Tidbits
Since I wanted to get this letter out in May but was traveling for most of it, I’m going to mention something about that month. May 1st here in France is a holiday. It’s Labor day and as is typical in the States, people don’t usually “labor” on Labor day. It is also May Day and the tradition here is to buy lily of the valley flowers, which are sold everywhere on this day, and give them away. Apparently, in 1561, King Charles IX of France received a lily of the valley as a lucky charm. Soon after this, the French monarchy began giving lilies of the valley to the ladies of the court. In the 20th century, the practice expanded to the common people of France. Lilies of the valley became tokens of appreciation.

Language
There have been small improvements in my tutor’s (Corinne) mom after she had her stroke in March. She is able to swallow, though it is difficult, but cannot speak well yet. She is able to pick things up with her hands, but not well. We continue to pray for her and that God would get the glory and show himself to her. Please join with us in praying!

Various
In the beginning of April, our church had a dinner for about 60 people. Those who signed up enjoyed a wonderful meal with smoked pulled pork, salads and desserts. We had some people doing skits and singing and we really enjoyed the company of each other. We even had someone come who accepted Christ that evening! It was so fantastic and we are praising God for this.

We had a good Easter (Pâques, pronounced “pock”) as well. In our cultural center in the city, we held a Good Friday service for anyone who wanted to come. We met an Irish man who found the information online and showed up.

Our pastor who just came in January has resigned. Please pray for our church during this time as we seek the Lord on what He has next for us.

Mally and I went to Ireland at the beginning of May to see his Dad who is now in a nursing home. He seems to be doing well enough. We were able to see family as well. There is still some tension between family members. Would you pray that there would be reconciliation between them and that they wouldn’t choose to hold grudges?

At the end of May, Mally and I headed to Orlando, FL for our denomination’s conference held every two years. Mally opened up the evening sessions for the week and I had a mini-conference with the finance people. The week before the conference, I stopped over in Wisconsin to see my family which was a good time. Please pray for my brother-in-law who had a motorcycle accident a number of weeks ago but is still dealing with residual issues from that. We want to see him completely healed. Pray, too, for my youngest sister and her family as they head back to Brazil after their home assignment this past year.

June is the last month of our fiscal year. I have much to do in these next weeks. Please pray that I will be able to take care of all the details for the year in the books that I do.

Thanks and thank you also for your support in prayer and financially. You are appreciated!
Valary
9 rue Racine
78220 Viroflay
France

Email: rivergirl007@hotmail.com
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Prayer Requests/Answers to Prayer

Prayer Requests
1.Pray for us as we all work through the last details of finishing the year up well. We want to make sure that we don’t leave anything out. Pray for wisdom as we finish out this year and start the new fiscal year.
2.Pray for our church situation as we navigate these difficult waters of finding a pastor. We want to be a healthy church as well, so pray for our leadership to dive deep into intimacy with Jesus.
3.Pray for Mally and I as we have the kids for the full month of July. Pray that we would parent them well and that they would see Jesus in us.
4.Pray that we would have some good opportunities to be the light of Christ to our neighbors and those around us.

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Updated: June 09, 2019

Children's Names
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Field Assignment
Country of Service
Germany
Address
9 rue Racine
78220 Viroflay,
FRANCE

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