Who Are We

Wayne, Hilary & Adelaide Denny. Preparing to Serve in Leadership Training in Senegal, Africa. God has called us to take advantage of a unique window of religious freedom in Muslim Senegal by equipping church leaders who have a heart for reaching their country and the Muslim world.

We should be jealous. . . for the honour of His name – troubled when it remains unknown, hurt when it is ignored, indignant when it is blasphemed. And all the time anxious and determined that it shall be given the honour and glory which are due to it.” John Stott

Friday, January 16, 2009

We live in Paris!...

...and we have pictures to prove it!  Wednesday we hopped on the train and headed into Paris with some new friends of ours from school.  We live in a southern suburb, so it was about a 15 minute walk and a 20 minute train ride to the city.  We went to a bookstore where are I bought a real French dictionary (meaning the definitions are in French too!) I was a little disappointed when I asked the lady where to find the specific dictionary in my best French and her answer was "Downstairs."  Guess I'll have to keep working on the accent.  The rest of the day we spent walking around the city and seeing the sights.

We didn't go in the Louvre this time (we'll save that for a date without Addie:)) but here we are at the really cool entrance.

We of course had to go to McDonalds while we were there.  And wouldn't you know that the "Big" sandwich was described as the "taste of America returns." (at least I think that's what it says, it's only week 2)

And who can be in Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower.

The first train stop for us in the city is right here in front of Notre Dame (well, it stops it seems like 3 stories and a maze of stairs below, but we finally found our way up to the surface).

And here are Addie and her new friend Elias (she has discovered that she knows 2 Elias' now!) on the metro.

And if you are wondering why we went into Paris on a Wednesday, it is because they have this wonderful schedule here of 2 days on, one day off, 2 days on, 2 days off!  Even the kids have Wednesdays off school.  We really like it and hope to be able to use those days to keep doing cultural things and using our French.


Mike and Christie said...

I have been waiting for a picture of the Eifel tower! :) We flew into Paris both times to and from Ukraine but it was so cloudy we couldn't see it. :(


Kara said...

Love your scarf, Hil.

Jodie said...

We just came back from a Sunday afternoon lunch trip to McDonalds, Vienna-style. Just made me smile to know you guys were doing the same this week... I think I'm meeting the Stewarts next weekend when they come through Vienna - so I'm looking forward to that. I hope things are OK for you guys. Love from just a few countries away, Jodie

Brittany said...

wow. its awesome to see yalls pics... i know the stop youre talking about at notre dame---it is confusing because so many trains are intersecting there haha!