Tony and Raeni Roos

May 2018

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May Day.
Today is Labor Day all across Europe. Here in France Labor Day is often a day of rest for workers but also a day of protests. To protests is to be French. Recently the train system in France has been protesting for better wages and retirement classifications. This is a simplified version of what they are striking for but it covers it as a whole. They are striking two days out of five over three months. Without agreeing or disagreeing with those who are striking it causes major headaches for a group of people who rely on public transport to work, live and do ministry. On strike days our attendance at ministry events is lower due to worry about making it home of the elongated travel time to get from point a to point b. So far the strikes have been calm with no violence, but the disruption to our normal schedule can cause frustration and missed appointments.
Fayth came home from boarding school for her two week spring break and travel both ways on strike days. She returned to BFA thanks to another gracious IW couple taking their daughter back to school, because her train was cancelled. We are so grateful that God provided this simple blessing so we didn't have to make the long round trip at the last minute. However the second weekend in May we will be taking a quick trip to visit Fayth and go to her track and field meet. Fayth joined the track team and is throwing shot put for her event. She gets to travel to all the military bases across Germany for most of her meets so she gets to take advantage of military food courts with Dunkin Donuts and Taco Bell.
Hannah's online schooling is going well and she is ahead in most of her classes and on track for an end of May finish! She continues to deal with ongoing pain and we are praying God would release her from that and bring healing to he body. Despite that she is doing well and still connects with her friends from the local public school.
Raeni and I have enjoyed this season as we implant the new ministry center and build its foundation before the summer interns arrive next week. We have enjoyed getting to know our new team mates and took a family vacation at the beginning of April during Fayth's spring break.
As we gear up for spring and summer ministry we have 5 interns scheduled to join us this summer, which will allow us to multiply our contacts with Parisians and give us extra hands with the teams that are coming to serve. We are continuing the Alpha discovery video series and are excited to see what God is doing there. Ministry here is France is often one on one relational ministry and doesn't always lead to crowds following Jesus. (at least for now. We are trusting God for more) This can be discouraging for some but we have learned to celebrate the small and will continue to do so. So we are grateful for the six people total who have come to Alpha and trust God to do his work in the future with each participant.
Thanks for Praying!
Tony, Raeni, Fayth and Hannah

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Updated: May 06, 2018

Children's Names
Fayth
Hannah
Status
Field Assignment
Country of Service
France
Address
6 Rue Jean Mermoz
78220 Viroflay,
FRANCE

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