Crossed the Channel

All was planned

I had been in Northern Ireland for 6 months on my own and my wife and the kids were supposed to join me for good in January 2013. Before this they came for a taste of Belfast during the Christmas period. They enjoyed the city and my Methodist friends.

After new year’s eve, they were supposed to fly back to France on the 1st of January 2013 but we were 2 minutes late at the airport and they would not let us check in.

I was so angry! For 2 minutes! I was arguing with some members of the company but they would not let them go.

Then I was arguing with wife blaming her because they spent too much time to get ready. She was blaming me because I knew we were late and I did not take a taxi but instead I still waited for the bus. We were blaming each other but it was too late to change this. Continuer de lire « Crossed the Channel »

Change of direction

Welcome to NI!

When I left my job after twelve years in October 2011, I had in mind to be very much involved in the music ministry for Christ. We were about the release an album when everything collapsed. See the post Rap with Christ.

Then the Lord spoke to me in a Dream in February 2012 so I was trying get ourselves prepared for pastoral ministry. I heard about a Bible school in Switzerland. Some friends in our church were about to apply for it.

It’s a very good school because they would welcome families and not only individuals. I thought it was a good idea but my wife would not think the same. I tried to convince her for weeks but she would not move. I was thinking I can’t force her to go to bible college!! It won’t work either.

« Closed doors lead you to opened ones »

All my plans were failing. My music plan failed then an eventual move to bible college Continuer de lire « Change of direction »

Bad company corrupts

So subtle!

I experienced that one too and I know it’s true.

In 2007, I successfully applied for a career break and, leaving wife and daughter in France, I went to London for 9 months to learn English.

In France, after a certain number of years in the same company (5 years minimum), you can apply for a career break for a training of your choice while your company maintain your salary.

The government then refunds your company. The government launched this to help employees to change career. Continuer de lire « Bad company corrupts »

Move to France in 1999

All good

France hosted and won the football world cup in the summer 1998 and almost the whole country (The Caribbean included) became united like one man.

One year later everybody was talking about this as is if had happened the week end before. I was a big football fan and I too had a tape record of the final and I would watch it from time to time. I was feeling so good each time I was seeing Zidane scoring his 2 goals. Pure joy!!!

I witnessed how victory in sport can put people together (at least for a short period). It seemed as if nobody was concerned about the color of skin or origins anymore.No classes, no discrimination, no differences, just pure happiness. Continuer de lire « Move to France in 1999 »