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IT'S A CIBL

Most of you probably know by now, "It's a girl"' Rachelle Nicole was
Feb. 8lh, 1989; 7 1/2 lbs.; 20 ins.

born on

Needless to say the nother was very happy

and so was eveybcdy else. She looked alot like Zacharie did when he was born,
alot of thick black hair but her

and tiny hands. The first two

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other features are finer, tiny nose & noulh,

weeks were pretty hard for Zacharie. He wined

around aore than usual but now he's back to normal and talks to and about Baby-

Chelle (he has a hard time saying Rachelle, which is pronounced like Michelle
except with an Ra sound at the beginning and not like the Rachel of the Bible;

although Rachelle is the Rachel of the Bible in FRENCH'> She has begun to Coo S
Goo and even rolled over today and of course she is beautiful. Zacharie is ail

boy and is talking a mile a

minute even though

we are able to communicate.

He's a big bike rider now and will also spend alot

we don't understand everything

of lime coloring. Another pass-time for him is putting things in order. He will
empty a closet by lining up all the shoes in the hall two by two. He has a set
of toys which have men with hats and each man has his own hat, if a hat gets
misplaced the man is considered "froke" (broken) and oust be put up somewhere
until the hat is found or Zacharie will throw him away. As you can see, we have
to keep a good eye on him.

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TWO YEARS IN POITIERS

What has happened over the past two years?

Everything has grown a little.

The

ovagolistic team in Foitisrs went from just us to include The Hansons and Karen

Richardson. Our personal family grew with the birth of Rachelle. The church
family increased with the baptisms of the Kims. Our financial support increased
each year to meet the budget needs.
The city of.Poitiers itself is growing
passing from 100,000 in population to 120,000 this year.
All around the city
there is construction going on.
Due to activities that we have organised or
that we are involved in, we now have a contact group of about 50 people that
some of the team members sees regularly.
We are continuing with our regular
activities, church services, Bible studies, English through Luke, the
correspondence courses, and the activity nights.
Attendance for the church
services continues to be small.
Not including the team members nor the Kim
family, there are about 8 people who come from time to time, but that's 8 more
than we had at the beginning.
Two possible 6 month interns are on the line,

God's Fellov Workers, Inc

Steve Petty/Mike Dummitt
10028 pueble Creek
Cincinna-.i, OH. 45247

either for this year or next. The Woods, the Blackmores, and Scott Vincent, all

interns from the past, are preparing to return to France and hopefully begin a
new work in one of our targeted cities. As we return home to the States for our
furlough (mid-June through Mid-Sept.), our thoughts are pointed toward the next
two, four, six years. What will have happened then?
Please continue to pray
for our efforts in France and for the people of France.

Steve & Joni PETTY
KG 74 Box 504

Vanceburg, KY 41179
PROGRAMS UPDATE

Tel. (6t6) 796-2766

DIGLISH THROUGH LUKE There are now four people involved in the English program
one of which has Just started on the Book of Acts.

CORRESPONDANCE COURSERS 60 people have received LUKE but have not returned it.

5 people have received LUKE S ACTS but haven't yet returned ACTS.
6 people have completed LUKE & ACTS but haven't yet made an appointment
for us to deliver the Bible.

Steve & Joni PETTY
% Dale RICE

3031 Lcokout Dr.

Zanesville, OH 43701

5 people have received Bibles.

ACTIVITY NIGHT We continue to have from 5 to 10 people for the activity nights
usually the same people eventually we'll see them in church.

Tel. (614) 452-9632

OSEZ VIVRE This program is actually now completed since it was a citywide
literature distribution for an evangelistic meeting. We received 10
letter responses and 10 people came for the meeting.

God' s
FURLOUGH NEEDS

We will be staying in Vanceburg, KY and in Zanesville. OH which are my and
Joni's homes. The addresses and phone numbers are listed in this update if you
would like to contact us. We have really only one need for furlough and that is
a vehicle (anything but a compact, since there is now four of us). We would

consider borrowing, renting, or even buying (if the price is right). Please let
us know if you have a vehicle and would be willing to do one of the above.

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FURLOIIGH 1969

We vill be in the States this June through this September. I'm not sure who is
■ore anxious us or the grand parents. They have not seen Rachelle yet (except
on video) and it has been quite awhile since they've seen Zacharie or us. This

furlough we plan to do a limited

amount of

traveling because the last one was

too much traveling. We hope to see you somewhere along the way. We will have 12

Sundays to visit 35

supporting congregations and

as you can see

this will be

impossible, so we have decided to group some churches together when and where
possible. Even with this method, a few churches are going to be left out, but
they will be the first on the list for the next scheduled furlough. We ask your
patience and understanding on this issue. Thanksi
So if you can't find your
church in the following list, it means you have been grouped with a church on

the list or have been skipped for this time. In either case if we are going to
be somewhere in your area, we would appreciate seeing you.
FURLOUGH SCHEDULE

A.M. East Forty Church of Christ, Zanesville, OH
JUNE 11:

P.M. North Terrace Church of Christ, Zanesville, OH
A.M.

JUNE 18:

Central Christian Church. Ironton, OH
P.M.

A.M. First Church of Christ, Wheelersburg. OH
JULY 2:

P.H". Black Oak Christian Church, Vanccburg, KY
A.M. unscheduled
JULY 9:

P.M. Rolling Fork Christian Church, New Haven, KY
A.M. Scott's Branch Church of Christ, Vanceburg, KY

JULY 16:

P.M. Pleasant Valley Christian Church, Wallingford, KY
A.M. Danville Church of Christ, Danville, OH

JULY 23:

P.H. Killbuck Church of Christ, Killbuck, OH

A.M. Tabor Church of Christ, Stockport, OH
JULY 30

P.M. Middleport Church of Christ, Middleport. OH
A.M. Highland Christian Church, Maysville, KY
AUG. 6:

P.M. Maysville Church of Christ, Maysville, KY
A.M. Plumville Church of Christ, Maysville, KY
AUG. 13:

P.M. Petersville Church of Christ, Petersville, KY

AUG.20: A.M. Memorial Church of Christ, Livonia,MI
A.M. Fifth Ave. Church of Christ, Lancaster, OH
AUG.

27:

P.H. Church of Christ at Dry Run, Portsmouth, OH

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Dear friends and supporters,

It has been a long time since our last update due to the fact that we were in
the States and saw many of you in person. Then with our return to France,

there was a period of "setting things" in order and catching up to do. So now
that these things are done, we're finally getting around to a new update and
what an update it is.

The summer was really great for our families.

The children really enjoyed the

grand parents and all the aunts, uncles, and cousins as I'm sure they enjoyued
the children.

Both Zacharie and Rachelle are doing fine;

growing too fast as

many of you can identify with. Zacharie goes to school every morning and we
think he is learning to speak French. I say think because he will not speak it
to us

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home

but the teacher says he is doing just fine.

Experts say that

children will separate the two languages and speak them to those whom he knows

speaks that language. I quess that's what he does??!! Rachelle looks like she
is going to be an early walker and there is none prettier. The separation from
family is what is hardest for us to endure on the field. The rest comes easy in
comparison. Please pray for all concerned as the Christmas season approaches.

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During the summer, we had communicated with our co-workers in France and had
learned that a french fellow had shown up one day wanting more information
about the church.
Mike invited him to study the Bible and started a series of
four lessons with him.
I finished the last two upon arrival in France and

Bernard Silve (early 30s) was immersed into Christ in September.!!

The strange

thing about this story is that Bernard came to us because he had received a
correspondance card back in the summer of 1987 - the seed planted then took two
years to mature.
Bernard had kept this simple card all that time. He came to

us at a time of need in his life.
He had lost his job and was on unemployment
at the time. He is also an alcoholic but has that under control, but these two

factors together were becoming too much for him. Had he have not kept our card
he may have gone under or sought help elsewhere. Now, he is in a work program
and gives God the credit for his new life. We have continued a discipleship
study with

Bernard

the working.

and

have

also started other new studies and have more in

Pray for these studies and the people who come.

In October, the church group had a "Fa ith Promise" but not for money - for
bible study invitations. In other words our group of ten Christians committed
to God that they would invite 170 pe|sons to study the Bible personally with
them on a one to one basis or in small groups that we would start.
All of this
before Christmas which is the goal.
ink of what might happen if your church

were to do the same!! Our prayer is(i{)r quality not necessarily quantity.

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would be impossible to actually do l^ll)

studies unless the people would group
up but we have found that most will no and one to one is more effective anyway. We pray that of the 170 that some will say yes to the study and eventually
say yes to the Lord. We now have 13 people involved in seven study groups!!!
Please pray for these efforts!!!

Our regular programs are still working except for the English courses.

At the
program.
The Sunday morning meeting
whi ch
seven are the minisrty team; us, the

present, we have no one involved in th at
still runs from 12 to 18 adults of

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Hansons,

Karen Richardson,

and two n ew arrivals;

Julie Heaton (6mos. intern)

and Karen Engels who was here last yea r and has rejoined us for two more years.
The Kim family continues to come and Bernard is now always present since he is
no longer working on Sunday.
Mike ha s begun to take more of an active part in

th^servTce^as his French is progressing.

One of the

girls

has

been going

door to door with me each week which h as

been a good experience for both of us.
We mostly find no one home or at least no one comes to the door, but a couple
of times we were invited in and had go od conversations. There is a possibility
that we might be moving right into the center of town. In fact, as soon as we
can find someone to replace us in th e building we are in we will be able to
move. The new building would be in on e of the main market squares of town and
have plenty of parking space.
We wou Id have a room larger than what we have
now plus three smaller rooms ideal for the kids and an office. The rent is some

what higher but all things considered it would be a great move.
Please make
this a top priority in your prayers be cause the building in the center of town
could be gobbled up before we get the opportunity to rent it.

I suppose there's not much else to say for now.

A financial report will follow

in January. We really appreciated the encouragement we got from so many of you
during our visit and we want to express our deepest thanks for the your support

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and only then that
Christmas can really
have a significant mean

Joyous Birth I
Joyeux No^ll
I sup^se most Anericans would
say/ "Merry Christmas I" At this

ing for their lives. Even
though Jesus was not born this

time of the year, the French re
member "le petit J§sus* (the little
Jesus) meaning that the little baby
Jesus was born and that's about as

month in reality, we should make
good use of all the publicity HE gets
during this time to help people real

f2u: as it goes. The little baby was
born in a manger. What a cute story!

Jesus that was born 2000 years ago but

ize, it was not just the little baby

Then in a couple of months the story

the Savior of the world.

changes to that of the poor ol' Jesus
who was hung on the cross. What a way
to go. Such a shame! It's true that
Jesus was born and died upon the cross
but many fail to
realize that Jesus

a little news from the family: It's a
GIRL or at least the doctor said it's
a 9 out of 10 call.
fine. Joni is much
first 3 months of

Everyone is doin'
now she is enjoybaby which she
ger than Zacharie

was born to die
was not an acci-

for their sins. It

were terrible, but

dent as

to think. Many
simply in the

think that He was

ing the growing
says will be big-

wrong time and
nocent victim

stances.

The

that Christ's

they like

wrong place at the
was simply an inof unjust circumBible tells though
death was planned
creation and Jesus
that no one could

even before

himself said

take His life

And now for

better. Those

this pregnancy

was. With Zacharie

she was never

really sick but
ling with this one.

she's been wrest-

month and continues

to be a uiessing

Zacharie is 2 this

to us. He now goes

to day school 3 -

4 times a week and

is beginning to
as well as english

say french words
ones. Joni & I are

both teaching Engcenters in t"wn

forward to going
Rally in Germany

lay it down of

but that He would
His own free will,

Jesus was not

simply a victim &

the "THEY" that

hung Him on the

lish at activity
and have met many
are both looking

cross were inst-

ruments in God's

to the Mid-Winter

hands for the

salvation of man.

which is held every

year during the

If people can
little baby in
poor fellow on

keep Jesus as the

Christmas Holidays

for missionaries

the manger or the

in Europe. We will

the cross, then

once again miss
the Holidays but

what He said a

did will have less

our families during
thank everyone in

of an impact on
only when people

their lives. It is

cards and letters

realize that Jesus

for them because

that they are act-

ually a part of

the "THEY" that
cross; that it was

not an accident;
His life volun-

advance for the

we have & will

receive. We hope you receive this

update in time for Christmas be

was born to die

of their sins*

put Him on the

new friends.- We

that Jesus gave
tarily; it is then

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UPDATE

DECEMBER

1989

Missionary Family:
Steve, Joni, Zacharie,& ?
"Season's Greetings
from France"

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"Sing them over again to me, Wonder
ful words of life." The words you are
about to read are just that, "wonder
ful words of life". You might remem

We have started an activity night
on Fridays. We usually have some

kind of activity but the main goal
is to give people a place to come

ber the Kim fauoily (Koreans) who have

and drink some coffee or pop and

been attending for about a year or so.
Well the non-instrumental church of
Christ in Toulouse also has several

to talk. In November, we had a

Koreans attending, enough to pay for
a Korean evangelist to come from Kor

Anglo-Franco-American party where
the French speakers spoke English
and the English apeakers spoke
French. Six nationalities were re

ea to France for a month of teaching.

presented among the 35 people that

We took advantage of the situation &

attended. We've also started a book

invited the Kims to go to Toulouse

stand in the public markets which

with us for the weekend.

take place twice a week. With the

Their French is not very

stand we sell Christian books and
make free literature available.

good so we didn't really
know how much they

had

been getting out of our

The stand is always up in the

church building so the books pro-

services & studies. We went down on

voque some good conversations at

Thursday and ceune back Saturday.
That Sunday, they were immersed into

the activity nights which is what
we hoped would happen. The weekend

Christ. Where would we do it, was the

of the 12th of Nov. we had a ret
reat at la Rochelle. We had 15 who

question. There is one of the public

pools set aside for religious services

were supposed to go but ended up

and you must reserve it 2 weeks in

with 8,

advance with the Mayor's office. We
hadn't done that and probably never
will since we baptize on the spot as

one gal became interested in the
Faith from it all, Richard Andrew-

the Apostles did. Anyway the

church of Christ (non-inst.), was

river here was already cold
and it's always scummy. We

our speaker. Karen, an american

then thought of Dany. She is
one of our friends who lives in an

apartment building which just happens
to have a pool which had not yet been
winterized. She was a little afraid
of what the other residents would do

It was really good and

jeski, a Christian from the Lille

Intern, and Helen, a british girl,
both went swimming in the ocean. Remem

ber it was in Nov.

Needless to say the

two gals were the only people in the
water. We still have 5 people involved

in the English through Luke program.
This month we start stuffing mall boxes

but invited us to go ahead and we did.
On October 30th, The first baptisms at

for a new progreun "Dare to Live". This

the church of Christ in Poitiers took

brothers

place. Mr. Kim is a bike racer and

program developed by our non-inst.

consists of three
booklets sent In the mall to those that

when a biker wins a race he raises his

return a request card. These booklets

hands as he crosses the finish line

treat problems In life, human relation

and Mr. Kim did this after his baptism.

ships, A spirituality. Then in Feb., we

are having a 2 day conference on the same subjects in which we will invite
the people who have responded as well as the public. Alot is happening and
there's alot in the planning so continue to pray for our efforts. The team
has contact with about 30 people that have expressed interest in what we
are doing. None of these people seem ready to make any committments but

they are at least responsive in a positive way as opposed to the negativism
ve've experienced in others. Many people still think of us as an american
club or something. In a sense, I can see how it would be easy to think that,
what would you think if 5 Arabs moved to your community and started propogating Islam? Little by little, people are coming to understand our purpose

and goals. Remembering these folk in prayer is very important. I could list
all of the names but I think the Lord will know better than you who you are

praying for but I will mention just a few who seem to be more interested than
some of-the others; Isabelle (went to retreat and started taking correspond-

ance course); Benoit (mentioned in other updates,_wi11 _ be, mqyljig ^ Finland

to work); Tourya A Rosa—(taking our Luke English course); Nathalie "^taking
Luke ccmrse- as well for over a year now, she had planned to go to the re^rea^fwhich was a committal move for her but the timing didn't work) The

Kims (now christians-pray for their continual growth. We have purchased a
Korean Bible for them which should help)

One last thing-We will be in the

U.S.A. summer 1989 and need housing. We would like to find something for fr^
''MyD avoid paying 2 rents. If you know of something, lej: us knowl