Latest Newsletter & Update FROM France

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We have arrived here in France and are about to spend our 4th night.  We’re still getting our clocks adjusted a bit, but we’ve gotten a lot done in our first few days.  We made an offer to rent a townhouse Saturday morning, and are supposed to hear Monday morning if it has been accepted.  Please pray for us in this.

Catch Todd’s facebook page for frequent updates (and a pic of the townhome we’re hoping to rent)–

Tyson Tidings 5.1.5– Email only update

The Bridge will begin it’s “building” phase this September.  There will be at least four families involved by the first Sunday in September, but we have every reason to believe many more will join us.

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Many friends and churches have responded generously, so we have ALMOST completed our fundraising (the only thing keeping us from buying our tickets).  Only $375 in monthly support is needed (or the equivalent in one-time gifts– $13,500).  We praise God that He is providing in the midst of all the economic gloom we hear from the news each day!  (For anyone wanting to submit a new pledge or adjust a current one, click hereEmail us about any one-time contributions so we’ll know they are coming.)We hope to leave for France the week of July 20.  Please pray that God provides everything needed SOON, so we can finalize our plans to move.

A big answer to prayer– we praise God for helping us find a family-friendly language school so close to our target area for The Bridge!

Pray for housing to be found, needed financial commitments to come in, and moving plans to go smoothly!

Merry Christmas from the Tysons!

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We want to wish each of you a wonderful Christmas time.  It’s a wondrous thing to celebrate Christ’s birth.  Cherish the memories and time you share with loved ones this month!

We are only a few months away from leaving for France, but it seems like just yesterday we left Hilversum in The Netherlands.  To celebrate what God has done that past two years, see HICC’s website by clicking here, and see an article in EU Digest about the 2nd church plant in Almere by clicking here (or see the Almere church– NDIC– via their website here).
This year has reminded us that just as God accomplished his great purpose by becoming flesh, He continues to work through humanity to reach the world.  The incredible partnership of churches and missionaries shows God has a unique part of His plan for each of us! Continue reading “Merry Christmas from the Tysons!”

Tyson Tidings 4.3– A Call To Prayer

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In the busyness of our work this year—long days on the phone, in the car, and at churches—we can begin to think of our preparation to leave for France as a human endeavor. IT IS NOT!
God has laid it on our heart to ask for targeted prayer about raising the rest of our support. We need to begin language school in January so we can be finished by Fall 2009 as the Bridge Team arrives in France to begin the church planting process. Continue reading “Tyson Tidings 4.3– A Call To Prayer”

Tyson Tidings 4.1– Building the Bridge

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The Bridge small logo“The Bridge” will be a new church plant combined with a ministry center focusing on the international population of the city of Paris, France. We are asking God to bring together an amazing team of people, both from the US and abroad to make this dream a reality— building a bridge of hope to the city of Paris. Only 5 out of 1000 people claim a relationship with Jesus Christ in this city, which is home to 3 million Muslims as well as people representing every corner of the world. The Bridge will serve as a church planting engine for the Paris region, a center for mentoring of future pastors and missionaries, and launching point for outreach. We will be inviting dozens of short-term ministry teams to play significant roles in this endeavor. (See “The Bridge Project” link to the right for more information) Continue reading “Tyson Tidings 4.1– Building the Bridge”

Tyson Tidings 3.7– Merry Christmas!

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Over the last month, we have had to privilege of sharing in churches in Indiana, Alabama, and Florida. If you would like to discuss an opportunity for us to come and share in your church, please contact us! We have been sharing about the miracles God did in Holland, establishing Hilversum International Christian Center, as well as casting the vision for “TheThe Bridge small logo Bridge”, the church plant and ministry center that we will work to establish in Paris.

The Bridge gained new team members last month! Continue reading “Tyson Tidings 3.7– Merry Christmas!”

Tyson Tidings 3.6– Looking Back as we Move Forward

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