Monday, July 16, 2012

Graduation from Albertville

Madame Gothié et moi

Hello to Everyone,

Another chapter comes to a close...and the revolving door of "hello's" and "goodbye's" swings again. I praise the Lord for His faithfulness and empowerment in seeing us all through the end of language school here in Albertville. It has not been without its challenges, but God has brought us through another step on the road to the work to which he has called us- sharing who He is in a language not our own.

Receiving our diplomas...

With my teacher Anne, celebrating kicking 6 months of
language school in the face

Thank you to our teacher Anne, who with her endless patience, gentle correction and joyful spirit put up with countless hours of us trying, failing, succeeding and just generally slaughtering the beautiful French language in her class ;-) 

For our teachers, this is very much their calling, through which they are significantly contributing to the growth of the Kingdom. I continue to be amazed at how God chooses to use all of us with our different gifts and passions to draw people unto Himself. 

And for all the memories shared with new lifelong friends....

Our hike up the Belle Etoile

the laughter
the tears
the adventures
iron sharpening iron.

This is what happens when you study too much French

Thank you to all of you for your prayer and encouragement to carry me through these six months of language study in Albertville. You are an indispensable part of the team and I am so thankful for each of you!

What's next you ask? Check out the timeline tab for a quick glance, but I am heading to the south of France to the city of Montpellier to take a 3 week Medical Vocab course in French. It is a secular school and I will be living with a French family. Please be praying for opportunities to share the Gospel and for a really profitable time to solidfy my French and grow in the Medical vocab arena in these next three weeks, July 2nd-19th. 

After that, Lord willing I'll be leaving for Gabon July 21st! 
It's almost here!!!

Love from Albertville, 

A Little Somethin'Extra: to experience a little more of our "cloture"or graduation, below you'll find a video of our choir or "chorale." Every semester each class is required to participate as another way to learn French. Feel free to watch or not watch, just know ahead of time they taught us how to speak French- not how to sing ;-)


  1. Congratulations, Amanda!!! We are continuing to pray for you and are praying that you have a smooth transition.

  2. Mon prof Anne!!! Great that we had the same teacher at Albertville! Well done getting through the tough course. FELICITATIONS!!!