"My Daughter Is Moving to France"
Linnea Claibourne | Friday, October 30, 2015
"I’ve had varying responses from people at the news. Some people have been sad and some have been overjoyed. I get that. I’ve experienced both. It’s human. I have had 2 months to process the news. There are moments when my mama heart tightens at the thought. But in those moments I immediately give thanks to God for being faithful and answering the prayers I have prayed for my children.
I'm realizing that as I talk to people about our move to France, I am being asked a lot of the same questions. I put together this FAQ to share some of the specific details with you all. I chose a few of the questions people ask most often:
1. Where will you live when you move?
2. Where will you both work?
3. Do you know French?
4. Are you uncomfortable/nervous?
5. What do your parents think?
6. How long will you be there?
Will and I only have one month left in Cincinnati (We’ll be spending our last week in Adams County) so we put together a list of everything we wanted to do before we left the States. We love Cincinnati and will miss this beautiful city. This is where we met, attended college, took many adventures, and have lived for the past few years. Check out our list below:
We have known for the past year and half that God would someday call us to France to share the gospel, but we have never really known what specifically that would look like, and that is still unclear today. Our prayer in the spring was, “God show us when,” but now we begin praying “God show us how." How will it actually look to share the gospel in France and do ministry there?
Christianity is at a very low-point in France, but it is not dead, and that’s what we want to focus on. As I was doing some research on Christianity and the religion in France, I came across this:
“Church attendance in France is among the lowest in the world, with