Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Departure-Stage 1
June 6th Training in NC
May Newsletter
Link= http://j.mp/ivrKP6
1 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them. He said:
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
   for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn,
   for they will be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek,
   for they will inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
   for they will be filled. 

7 Blessed are the merciful,
   for they will be shown mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart,
   for they will see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers, 
   for they will be called children of God. Mt 7:1-9
Hunger = la faim, to be hungry = avoir faim
There is NO greater poverty than the lack of the Gospel.
The French are hungry and empty. They take more antidepressants than any other nation on the planet. They have left their catholic roots so far behind that they really have no point of reference when Christianity comes up. They have faith in nothing...but down deep they WANT to! France is more than 98% unreached! They think that Gospel is just Black people singing. The few who know Jesus do not share their faith and the gospel with their neighbors or friends!
Something must be done for this to change. THAT is why UWM has planted a new kind of church that avoids the stigma that church is boring and draws even the cautious French into relationship with bold thriving believers. But the church only has a few families.
Truly the harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few.
That's where I come in. My hands, feet, heart and voice are needed to support this Kingdom Work. In addition to training and mentoring  small groups leaders I will teach English and perform as a Gospel Singer. Our hope is that my students and musical relationships will lead to opportunities to draw a wider range of French people to small groups and to the church as a whole.
I am only $54 short of 58%. I am sure I will reach 58% by Monday 5/23 which will clear me to depart in Stage 1. Stage 1 is leaving for training in North Carolina for 2 and 1/2 months. After that training ends on 8/18 I will continue to raise partners and support until I reach 100%. I can then immediately depart (Stage 2) for France!
"Some places take years of work and cultivation to grow a crop but it's always worth it."
This dream has been a long time in the making but I can see how God has timed everything so perfectly. Could you...WOULD you pray about becoming a MONTHLY partner to support this permanent ministry. I have committed my service to the Lost of France until Jesus returns. You can help send a committed laborer to the harvest fields and JOIN GOD in the exciting work of Bringing a Nation back to Him! I long to see that day, when all of us from every Nation, Tribe and Tongue are worshiping Him as ONE Church.
This song has at it's heart that kind of longing and dreaming for that Perfect Day.

1 comment:

  1. Excited for you!!!! Praying that $54/month + ALL the rest you need comes flowing in!!! (And, I forgot to say, we loved your newsletter!! ..Good stuff!!:)
    We love you lots!! <3