Archive for March, 2006

Eva & The Flu

Posted in Uncategorized on March 22, 2006 by christopherhopper

Please pray for The Cho…

Our little woman just returned from her first (and hopefully last) trip to the French Doctor. She has been diagnosed as having the intestinal flu. Apparently its a wide epidemic in this part of Europe right now and they are seeing an unusually high number of cases. The doctor prescribed some good medicines for her to stop the vomiting, diarrhea and against the flu bug. We have started them immediately.

She had been throwing up all last night and today, high fever and lots of super bad diapers (making a lot of laundry!). She has lost a few pounds and passed out twice. The doctor assured us it was normal for the sickness and she’d be over once the medicines took effect.

Please continue to lift her up with us, and that these would be “good medicines” for her. She remains her sweet self though very weak with big blue eyes…like living with your own Precious Moments doll.

C.

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Bonjour!

Posted in Uncategorized on March 19, 2006 by christopherhopper


Bonjour a tous!

Jennifer, Eva and I have safely arrived in France! We have already completed five meetings in the past 48 hours and wasted no time in stuffing ourselves with delicious French bread, Italian coffee and Turkish kebabs.

Eva slept through the flights pretty well (which we were very happy about) with a little help from some Benedryl. We arrived in Brussels Friday morning and made the short drive two hours south to Longuyon. After a pleasant and restful afternoon we had our first meeting for a pastors/leaders conference called Eliel. I don’t remember much as I was very tired! 😉


Saturday (yesterday) we had two more meetings with the pastors and a third in the evening with the youth (Jenny and I and our “French band” leading worship for all). The last two meetings I was not able to preach as the presence of God was so strong! We are experiencing a real move of the Lord’s Spirit in these meetings and it’s really wonderful. Thank you for your prayers.

This morning I preached in our “home church” here. The Lord has already blessed us, both with a strong manifestation of His presence, and in the natural; a man in the church built me a custom electric guitar which he gave me this morning. Je n’ai pas des mots. (I have no words). It never ceases to amaze me how the Lord works, as a few months ago I passed on one of my favorite guitars to another pastor. Now this… Wow…

After a wonderful meal with our friends here, Jennifer and I have come back to our “home base” called Ferme de Moncel (Moncel Farm). It should be a calm night, but with the French you never know!

The next few days we will spend with many of the families in the church and one or two sight-seeing stops (which we normally don’t have time for). For those of you who would like to pray for our dates after that, below is a list you can print out and hang on your fridge:

Thursday
March 23rd
Radio Interview
Mulhouse, France

Saturday
March 25th
Youth Meeting
Montbelliard, France

Sunday
March 26th
Preaching
Sunday afternoon – meeting with youth leaders

Tuesday
March 28th
Church meeting
Marange, France

Thursday
March 30th
Preaching
Thionville, France

Saturday
April 1st
Concert
Metz, France

April 2nd to 7th
Dublin, Ireland

Friday
April 7th
Worship Concert
Brussels, Belgium

Saturday
April 8th
Youth Meeting
Brussels, Belgium

Sunday
April 9th
Morning preaching
Brussels, Belgium

Flying home April 10th

Thank you for your prayers! We love you all very much! And for those of you wanting to know about Amber, we are planning a phone call soon and I’ll e-mail an update as soon as I have information.

Blessings!

C.

Europe, Wedding & Amber

Posted in Uncategorized on March 16, 2006 by christopherhopper

Dear Family, Friends and Fans,

There’s a little of everything in this issue, so please read at your leisure!

– Europe Tour Starts Today –

Jennifer, Eva and I leave this morning for our first ministry tour in Europe since 2004. Most of you know that we normally frequent that continent much more however we took the last year and a half to settle into our new home with our new family member, and our new church life. That now being secured we felt it was time to get back across the pond.

And speaking of that new little family member, today is her 1st birthday! I guess it’s not every little girl that gets to fly to Europe for her first birthday! Do please pray for Eva on this trip as she is sick and daddy is taking her to the doctor this morning before we fly out.

Again, we’ll be preaching and doing worship concerts, giving ourselves away as much as we can wherever the Lord opens a door. The people over there are very dear to us and it will be good to see them again and introduce Eva to them (especially Momma and Papa Fernandez and Aunt Mumu and Uncle Sverker and all the others!). Here are a few specific dates to pray for (and those of you who are over there, we expect to see you there!):

March 17th & 18th
Eliel Pastors Conference
Longwyon, France

March 23rd
Radio Interview
Mulhouse, France

March 25th
Youth Meeting
Montbelliard, France

April 1st
Youth Meeting
Metz, France

April 8th
Youth Meeting
Belgium

April 3rd to 7th
Dublin, Ireland

Flying home April 10th

Other towns we will have meetings in include Thionville, Woippy and St Dié.

Please pray for traveling mercies (as we’ve never done this with a baby before!) and for the Spirit of the Lord to move mightily in each and every meeting. We hope to take a few days rest as well as our schedule in NY has been non-stop action.

Please also pray for me as I have the second book to finish by April 1st for my publisher; deadlines are wonderful, and at the same time not so wonderful.

For news each week, please check out my blog at:

christopherhopper.blogspot.com

– Lora & Noel Get Married –

Last weekend I had the chance to perform my very first wedding which went WONDERFULLY well. A lot of laughing and joy on account of the beautiful day and the officiating pastor. 😉 Noel & Lora Mattingly were successfully married, their car wrapped in toilet paper and plenty of cans tied to the back. They surely have to be the most beautiful couple I have ever seen!


– Amber –

And I haven’t forgotten Amber! The guest of honor at this wedding was Amber. Dolled up in a beautiful dress, she was the last to arrive (always knew how to make a big entry!). It was amazing to see her sitting with everyone at the reception, talking and having a good time like everyone else.

Last week she and I played 45 minutes of air hockey together and even managed to dance a little. She is being strolled around in her wheelchair for the most part, but her legs are getting much stronger and she’s negotiating up stairs all her own with a little balance assistance. Short term memory improves with every passing day and she hasn’t reached any plateau in progress yet! Hallelujah!

Thanks for reading. We love you all dearly!

Blessing and much love in Jesus!

CH