Missionary Update: Philip & Amanda Hatcher for John Mark & Judy in France [March 2016]

Philip, Amanda, and their four daughters.

Philip and Amanda Hatcher for
John and Judy Hatcher

March 1, 2016

Hello from Plaisance-du-Touch!

As John and Judy are currently in Florida with John’s parents, we’re taking the opportunity to share with you where we see God working. As a family with 4 girls in grades 5 through 9, much of our activity is centered around young people.

We continue to be encouraged by the level of enthusiasm of the teenagers who come to our monthly youth evenings (attached picture). We usually have somewhere between 12-15 kids and the majority of them come from unchurched families. Their active participation during the Bible study shows a real hunger for the truth. Please pray with us for the salvation of these friends and classmates of our daughters.

Amanda has been leading a Bible study for college-aged girls from our church. Since November, they have already finished the book of James and are into 1 Peter. We’re very excited to see their interest and commitment to studying the Bible during this very busy time in their lives.

Teenagers at the monthly youth meeting

Teenagers at the monthly youth meeting

Besides these regularly scheduled ministries, we also have numerous unscheduled opportunities to touch the lives of the families around us. Amanda’s piano students come and go every week. We often have extra kids in our home during the lunch break from school, (which is 2 hours and 15 minutes!) and a young neighbor surprised her mother when she started praying at meals. Hosting study sessions for school projects is a great way to build bridges with middle-schoolers. God has even used our dog and a sprained ankle to deepen our relationship with the family who lives behind us.

This is our daily prayer – that we may live such good lives among our neighbors and friends, that they may see our good deeds and glorify God on the day He visits us.

Encouraged in France,
Philip and Amanda,
Abigail, Nathalie, Camille and Emily

John and Judy Hatcher
4, rue d’Aspin
31170 Tournefeuille, France
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