Val McLoughlin

Prayer Letter/Ministry Update

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Dear Friends, August 2019
In my last letter, I started out saying that we should be getting hot weather this summer but hadn’t seen any yet. Well, we definitely got some of that!

Cultural Tidbits
Though this may not be so much a cultural thing, we have already experienced a canicule (pronounced can-ee-cool) this summer – a heat wave. We actually had a couple of them! One in June and one in July. Records were broken here in France and temps soared to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. In June, a national test that all middle schoolers have to take was postponed because of the heat. Almost all of France was put on “vigilance alert” warning people to be cautious in going out because of the heat. Memories of the heat wave of 2003 came back where thousands of people died, however, it wasn’t like that this time and for that we are thankful!

Language
My tutor, Corinne’s, mom was moved recently back to her home basically because the hospital said she wasn’t making progress and didn’t want to keep her there anymore. This isn’t a great solution, but it’s what is happening so the family is looking into getting care at the home for her. Corinne is discouraged, but visits regularly and is helping how she can. Please keep praying for her and her mom.

Work
As our fiscal year ended in June, I have been working on closing books and tying up loose ends. All books have been closed and our new year has started. With that comes much work with entering new budgets and figuring where to cut where cuts are needed with the money we will be receiving. We are hopeful, not only in our work here and how God will provide all we need but also with 60 new workers who have been sent out this summer to countries all over the globe! God is so good!

Various
Dylan took his national test in July that all middle schoolers have to take and he did well. He is now truly a high schooler! Pearl finished her year well and will go on to 7th grade next year. Pray for them as they navigate life as a middle schooler and high schooler.

With our church now having no pastor, the elders have stepped up to lead for a while. This means that Mally is in the preaching rotation and he will be preaching twice in August. Pray that he would hear from God what He wants to say to the church and that Mally would be open to whatever the Lord wants to do.

July was full of work for both Mally and I. We had the kids the whole month and for the last two weeks, we went on our annual vacation to Kandern, Germany. It was a working vacation for me, but we enjoyed museums, the pool, eating yummy German food, visiting with friends and seeing the beauty of the Black Forest.

I took a few days of “real” vacation with Mally during the first week of August as we got away to the coast of Normandy, not far from where we live. Now, I’m back in the mix of things with work and church life.

On Tuesday, August 13th, I have my visa appointment, which allows me to stay in the country. Please pray for this as it has been five years since I last got a visa (a wonderful blessing) and I have heard that rules have changed. We are hoping for at least a five year visa, but would love to get one for 10 years if possible. Pray that we would have favor with the government and that they would accept all of our paperwork.

The rest of August and September are filled with meetings, work and ministry. We will be traveling to Toulouse at the end of August to pick the kids up from their aunt’s house, but we will be spending time with leaders in the French Alliance as well while we’re there. Mally is now on the board of directors for the AECM (the French Alliance). Mally has also become the regional manager of the LEAD study program (that he did out of the States) here in France and that will be kicking off for the first time in French this September. Pray for Mally and the people who will be in this program.

Thanks and thank you also for your support in prayer and financially. You are appreciated!
Valary
9 rue Racine
78220 Viroflay
France

Email: rivergirl007@hotmail.com
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Prayer Requests/Answers to Prayer

Prayer Requests
1.Thanks for praying for our year end and the books. All went well and smooth and we are now starting off the new fiscal year, trusting God to provide for all we need.
2.Continue to pray for Corinne and her mom. Pray for healing for her mom and that Corinne would be encouraged and eventually come to Christ.
3.Thanks for praying for us during July with the kids. It went well. Continue to pray for their salvation.
4.Pray that I would be able to work through entering all the budgets quickly and be able to get the July books done for each of my fields.
5.Pray that my visa appointment will go smooth and that I would be granted a visa without having to do more paperwork. We are going in with more than they ask for just in case.

Germany

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Updated: August 10, 2019

Children's Names
Status
Field Assignment
Country of Service
Germany
Address
9 rue Racine
78220 Viroflay,
FRANCE

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