Monday, February 28, 2011

Learn more about Nancy, France

Nancy, comes from the Celtic word "Nant," which means both "valley" and "river". The name Nancy means "the wooded river valley". Nancy is in the northeast of France, between several hills that form a wooded plateau. Two rivers, the Moselle and Meurthe, intersect at Nancy. Nancy is a college town. There are three major universities with facilities in Nancy. There are also several engineering schools, a major business school, and many other institutes of higher education. Nancy is a major center of art in France. Nancy is a historical town, with buildings dating from the early Middle Ages. The most famous landmark is the Place Stanislas (pictured below), which is a pedestrian square built by the former King of Poland-Lithuania and 18th-century Duke of Lorainne, Stanislaw Leszczynski. It is often used for public festivals.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

What are we all up to?

Are you wondering what we're doing these days? The STARS have been working really hard on some new songs on the autoharps and chimes. They are making great progress. They are also working on a couple songs that they'll be singing with the Nancy Gospel Choir. They are really uplifting songs. You're not going to be able to just sit in your chair when you hear these. My son, Andy, and I (Brenda) had our CD in the car on the way to church tonight and really had fun singing the songs together. I think it was good the windows were shut! The parents have gotten their letters out and you'll notice by our contribution thermometer that God is really answering and providing the support we need. Some of us have had to get passports renewed. That has been going well. God answered prayer for one STAR, Cheryl, who was having problems because she was born overseas. They recently got that passport. Thank you, Lord! Some of us still need some shots. Ouch! So, thanks for your interest in our trip.