Tony and Raeni Roos

December 2017


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Merry Christmas from the Roos family
What a year it has been. We won’t take too much of your Christmas season to fill you in on our lives but did want to send you a quick note to say hello and thank you for your partnership with the Gospel here in Paris.
It feels right to be able to say here in Paris. As you know we spent a year in the USA speaking at churches and being International workers in residence at Crown College in Minnesota. This year we returned to France in July and have jumped back into existing ministry and are exploring new ministry partnerships for the future.
Before we jump too far into ministry we want to let you know how our family is doing. Fayth, 16, is a sophomore at Black Forest Academy in Kandern, Germany. We never thought we would have to think about a daughter in boarding school, but as the time came for a decision, it was the right choice for her. BFA gives her the best opportunities for her future and best schooling experience right now. She is doing great making friends, in her classes and fitting into dorm life. Homesickness comes in waves and we all shed a good healthy number of tears.
Hannah is in eighth grade here a local French school. She is doing well, but will be transitioning to online school after the Christmas Break to help her fully succeed at school. She is involved in a local swimming club and enjoys taking part in the youth group here in Paris. She has adjusted well to her sister being away and is really developing her own sense of self.
Raeni and I will celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary in February. I told her I would take her to Paris to celebrate. A 20-minute daily train ride is not as romantic as one might think. But hey my dad always said it’s the thought that counts.

That’s bit of our family news. Now onto how your partnership is impacting France.

Because of your partnership we have been able to share the gospel with a variety of people we have come in contact. We continue to use English conversation groups as a first contact with people in the city. Recently we have had people from France, Mali, Turkey, Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, China, Japan, Poland, Vietnam and Madagascar attend our group. It is fun to get to know so many cultures and backgrounds. In our desire to train leaders, we have released residents and interns in leading this group and it has been great to see them flourish. This spreads the work load and further opens doors to share the love of Christ. In addition to English we also continue event nights two times a month. Our last event was Thanksgiving themed where we ate pie and shared what we were thankful for and who we were thankful to. During the night there were numerous conversations about the love of God and his graciousness.
Two Christmas events were held where the hope of heaven in the birth of Christ was announced and shared with the people of Paris. Please pray with us that seeds planted will grow roots and bring forth fruit!
In the new year we are expanding our ministry in a variety of ways. First our team is growing. Brandon and Melanie Hilstad and their family will be joining the long term ministry team of Envision Paris. Brandon and Melanie have spent a year in Burkina Faso and already speak French. Their ministry experience will allow us to expand in a second way. We are partnering with a local C&MA church in the business district just outside of Paris. The partnership will include staffing a community center/café and starting a new church targeting the university students in the area. Please pray for both the Hilstads and the new partnership. We are both excited and overwhelmed about all the new opportunities.
Thank you so much for your continued partnership that allows the ministry of Envision Paris to continue to grow and serve the people of the Paris area. Our family is very grateful for each and everyone of you and your involvement in ministry.

Thank you again and Merry Christmas!
Tony, Raeni, Fayth and Hannah



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