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News from the Bixbys

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December news & events

4 January 2017 | by Bixby

Home school inspection: While we do not yet have the final results, we think the inspection went quite well overall on December 15. The inspectors were kind, and the Lord definitely helped Miriam as she responded to their questions. Thank you for praying. Christmas outreach: Thanks so much to those of you who prayed for […]

Group Bible Studies

30 November 2016 | by Bixby

I recently finished another series of evangelistic Bible studies in the home of one of our church families (whose apartment overlooks the Seine river). One of the unsaved participants wrote us later to say thank you “for the time you take to share you faith and particularly for the study last night. I was very […]

Fall “Discovery Meetings” in new location

24 November 2016 | by Bixby

We have held our last two “Discovery Meetings” in a new location: the unused restaurant of a local hotel in the neighboring town of Garges-lès-Gonesse. By way of reminder, these Discovery Meetings are special evangelistic services held on Sunday afternoon. Over the course of the last year and a half, we have held more than 10 […]

Dinner guests and a birthday party

10 June 2016 | by Bixby

Last Sunday a teenager joined our home. We’re still having a hard time wrapping our minds around that one (and perhaps part of that is because we are still working hard at UN-wrapping all the things in the boxes piled around us since our move), but we didn’t want the busy-ness of our present season to […]

Sarcelles Bible Club

9 August 2015 | by Bixby

To culminate a series of two separate clubs that have been going on this year in our target region, on August 1 we held a combined club in the courtyard of the apartment complex in Sarcelles where one of the clubs has been being held. The Lord gave us a beautiful day. Our team had prepared […]

New friends

1 July 2015 | by Bixby

One blessing of being in the Paris area is getting to visit with fellow Americans who pass through our highly touristic city. A few months ago, Amber and Britney Stutz from Ohio contacted us about spending a little time with us to see our ministry during the time they would be in the area visiting French […]

Bible clubs

30 June 2015 | by Bixby

Last summer we enjoyed the visit of a North Carolina youth group (Friendship Baptist Church of Raleigh) who helped us put together three-days’ worth of evangelistic Bible clubs in several locations. Two of those clubs were held in the courtyards of apartment complexes of some of our church families and attracted quite a few kids. In […]

Discovery Meeting III

30 June 2015 | by Bixby

We want to thank those who prayed for our latest evangelistic effort on June 21. We held our third meeting in the conference room of an Indian restaurant in Sarcelles, right next to the main regional government building of the city. (See reports from our first two meetings here and here.) There were between 40 and […]

Sharing about Thanksgiving

25 November 2014 | by Bixby

It’s thanksgiving week, a time when Americans living on foreign soil often wish they were back for the week to enjoy the gatherings with family around a big, stuffed turkey, and a table full of cranberry sauce, creamed corn, sweet potato casserole, a slice of homemade pumpkin pie, and all the other feasting that we […]

Update on Dj

6 July 2013 | by Bixby

Many of you know about Ruth’s friendship with Djamila, a very devout Muslim. Since we have returned to France, they have been able to get together a few times, and we were encouraged recently to learn that she was reading the Gospel of John that Ruth had given to her just before our trip to […]