It’s time to say “bonjour!” to this year’s lovely Team France (if we do say so ourselves), and to get to know us a little better before we launch into the madness of living and serving abroad for the next 6 months!
Bridget is the brains of the team and lives near Cardiff with her parents and younger brother.
Here’s some quick ‘get to know you’ questions so you can dive a little deeper into our inner thoughts…
CATS OR DOGS?
Bridget: Can I say chickens?
SUMMER OR WINTER?
Hamish: Summer, because it’s warm and I can go surfing more!
Bridget: Winter! I’m too pale for summer
TEA OR COFFEE?
Bridget: Orange juice! But I usually just drink water
Jennie: Tea, but I do love a good coffee
Ruth: Neither, hot blackcurrant is the king of hot drinks
Hamish: Cornwall, because it’s beautiful and has some good waves to surf in the summer
Bridget: Somewhere with mountains, I’d love to climb Everest one day
Jennie: Camping in the Lake District
Ruth: A road trip across the USA with friends is my dream holiday!
Hamish: Pizza, I quite like a cheeky meat feast
Bridget: Any form of pasta, but particularly with peas, cheese and pesto
Jennie: Salted popcorn
Ruth: Potatoes are the best because they’re so versatile and always delicious!
Hamish: I’m an RNLI beach lifeguard
Bridget: A heron once flew into my head
Jennie: I’m a twin!
Ruth: I’ve had lunch with Greg James from Radio 1
BEST PART OF ACTION TEAMS SO FAR?
Hamish: Giving a lesson to a school class about what we’ll be doing next year because it has been really encouraging to see how well the team can work together
Bridget: The 2nd week of Training Church because of we were able to achieve so much more than we thought we’d be able to!
Jennie: The Min Y Don team building week because it strengthened our team relationship
Ruth: Hanging out with all the other Action Teamers during free time (especially film nights and a Mario Kart tournament!)
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO IN FRANCE?
Hamish: I’m most excited to learn the French language!
Bridget: Finally getting stuck into the projects we’ve heard and talked so much about!
Jennie: Getting a chance to immerse ourselves into French culture and history!
Ruth: I can’t wait to see God work in and through us in the next few months!
WHAT ARE YOU MOST ANXIOUS ABOUT?
Hamish: The culture shock because I’ve not done much travelling before
Bridget: Learning the language!
Jennie: Having to deal with transport and potential transport issues as we aren’t working in the same area that we’re living
Ruth: Living by ourselves, away from family and friends, all in a new country!
We hope you all feel like you know us a bit better now, and we can’t wait to share this incredible journey with you all, so please watch this space for more exciting stories of our adventures and God’s work in France! If you would like to pray for us, we’d love it if you could praise God for all the things we’ve enjoyed so far, and pray through the anxieties we’ve listed.
Love from Team France x