Wednesday, January 14, 2015

why are we studying french?

Just wanted to post this picture, because it is an excellent visual reminder of why we are investing all this time, effort, and money into  becoming French speakers:

Meet Francophone Africa....
(click on the picture to see a larger version)

This map shows the huge area of Africa that is French speaking- learning French will open doors for us to serve MUCH more effectively in these nations. (that's a lot of places where we could teach about how to correct clubfeet!)

As French speakers, we will be more equipped to work, teach, train and serve in any number of these countries- we can't wait to see what doors God opens for us in the future!

Here's another perspective, which shows just how enormous this continent really is- look how many countries fit inside Africa!

Please pray for our French studies!
We want to learn as much as we can during this time- more french now = better communication later.
(I took this picture at an elementary school in Guinea, our classroom looks a bit different) :)

1 comment:

  1. I love your enthusiasm and your direction, a direction towards a peaceful and healthy world. You are my kind of folk.
    Love <3 (Opa) Nick