Our first ‘drop-in’ breakfast was launched last Sunday; we had sent out invitations to join us between 10-12 Sunday morning for a time of sharing food (croissants and viennoiseries provided by one of the guests, home-made jam, British marmalade, café and tea) and of course good company. We had much cause for rejoicing:
– Firstly, the weather! Yep, hard to believe for the South of France : it had been cold, wet and windy at times during the week, but Sunday morning, the sun shone down on us, so we were able to gather outside.
– The real hunger for a sense of community and belonging from those who were there: nobody had experienced a shared breakfast before, but everyone loved the idea and all appreciated the time together and sharing. No-one left before 12:30, children and adults got on well. There is a real sense of anticipation about the next one.
– The conversations: naturally, it was an opportunity to get to know friends better, for children to play together, but also it provided natural openings to share what we are doing here, our hopes and dreams and on several occasions what Jesus means to us and has done for us.
– The people that came: some we expected to come couldn’t make it, others we didn’t think would come did; altogether, there were 10 adults and 14 children altogether.
We give thanks for God’s presence among us, continue to pray for all who were there. We now look forward to the next one on the 30th June!