The Family and their Ministry    ID 193

Hi from Caen, France.  We are Tom and Joanna church planting in Normandie. We love being on mission together as a family and much of what we are privileged to do here in France, we do together. Our children are Reuben and Eli, (twins) – 2012,  Silas – 2013, Elodie – 2016. We have started a house church in our home and we meet at a retreat centre called Bethanie. We also run discipleship equipping trainings for leaders from across Europe at our retreat center – there would be scope for a Nanny to join in with this, especially helping us develop the children’s ministry.

We also have a ministry to African refugees in Caen. There would be opportunity to be involved with this once a week. Also, there would be a chance to work with in our cafe ministry at a cafe owned by church members. We run music events and we host conversation exchange with French not-yet believers.

Serving with: Greater Europe Mission

Primary duty: Coming alongside us to care for our children and support them in this cross cultural experience.

Meal Prep? Some, light

House Cleaning? Some, light

Child Care/Baby Sitting? One evening a week and sometimes during the day

Tutoring? No

Driving? Not required, but this is possible

Food Shopping? Not required, but possible

Laundry? No

Desired start date: Our busiest season is the summer, so we would love to have a Nanny from mid May – August, but this is flexible

Hours/day: This is our first experience, but I suspect there will be a chunk of time in the am and in the pm probably averaging 6 hours a day

Days/week: 5-6

Other expenses: We could not pay for outings or travel expenses for her days off.

MN’s room, bath: We have a private room with bathroom that is the only downstairs bedroom in our house. It is an ideal space for a Nanny as it offers the chance retreat at home.

Doctor? Local doctor, with whom we can set up appointments

Hospital? State of the art facility 15 minutes drive from us

I’net/cell service? Yes, our internet would be available, and there is good cell service here.

MN’s arrival airport: CDG Paris – train to Caen

Meet plane? We could meet her in Paris if that is desired, but the train to Caen is fairly easy to catch.

Anything else? Mission Nanny’s was recommended to us by our friends the Cross family who are also here in France with GEM Mission and who said they had wonderful experiences with their nannies.

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