Two people from Grace Church are heading to France from May 21 to June 5 to serve at the Chateau de St. Albain! Grace Church has had ongoing involvement in the Chateau’s ministry for several decades (see yesterday’s post), and we are excited for the opportunity to be a part of this particular project.
Marlin Weaver, who serves as Grace Church’s Facilities Director has some unique strengths which led to his being asked to participate in this trip:
A team of men from East Side GBC in Blacklick, Ohio decided to go France to help the Chateau ministry by providing the manpower and supplies for a much-needed roof repair. I was delighted when they asked me to go along with them to help to purchase supplies, explain the system used for tile roofs, and translate. And since an important part of any mission trip is discipleship, I am grateful that Justin Gerhart is willing to accompany me to help with the work, encourage the Macon church, and learn about ministry opportunities.
In addition, Marlin has invited a young man from Grace Church, Justin Gerhart, to join him on this journey. Justin has never been overseas before, so his purposes and experience will look quite different.
Please be praying for both of these men as they prepare for their trip! Here are a few specific prayer requests:
- we will fit in and work well with the Ohio team
- we will be a testimony to the unsaved French friends we will stay with for several days when the Chateau hosts a large group
- we will be an encouragement to the French believers