“Not to us, Lord, not to us but to Your Name be the glory because of Your love and faithfulness!” (Psalm 115:1)
YES! GLORY to YOU LORD for ALL the marvelous things You have done throughout the year 2020!
For the amazing faithfulness You have shown to us moment by moment while the world around us became more and more insane.
For incredible open doors you gave us when this world started to take way our liberties.
For Your provision when the world economy started to suffer.
For Your Word, Your promises that bring stability and peace to us amidst a world that is starting to stagger.
For You being the Anchor of our faith among a world which is losing its foundation.
For the steadfastness of valiant brothers and sisters despite strict regulations eating away our fellowship.
For our pastors who remain here for all of us.
For the strong faith of my husband who encouraged me often.
For all the brothers and sisters in France who have participated in sharing the Gospel with many via the movie cards.
For ever deepening relationships with family members, neighbors and many others, desiring to shine our light to them so they, too, will come humbly to the Savior.
For the Holy Spirit who does not leave us orphans but comes to our rescue in every need.
For all of those who have prayed for us, called us, visited us, and supported us financially or with great counsel.
For the future and the hope we have in You LORD, knowing that Your compassion on Your children and Your goodness will be renewed morning by morning. We will continue to live with You the best adventure, whatever the circumstances around us!
We pray LORD God Almighty, that You fill us up with all wisdom, power, increased faith, and love to continue the work that You have given us to perform here in France. We pray that we will be better ambassadors for You in the midst of a perishing world. Please, LORD, pour Your compassion over this country and call to Yourself a huge number of lost souls! Strengthen Your church here, and may the world see through us the light. Help us to be the salt of this earth and may all that will be done glorify Your Name more than ever before!
We pray for an amazing new year for each of you, surrended to the perfect will of our Good Good Father!
What do you do when lock downs stop the whole country and you are not allowed to go more than 1 kilometer away from your home, one hour a day maximum, for weeks at a time? How to get around giving to the same people tracts of the Gospel in the streets? You pray to the amazing God you serve and He guides you on the road less traveled!
And this is how I started to place cards of the Gospel movie we dubbed recently in French in thousands of mail boxes in our district and now that we have a little more liberty we can get out of our neighborhood and spread out to the whole city of Nice.
Some other believers and churches have also started to give the same cards in their own cities.
Since the very beginning of September, 50,000 cards of the movie and hundreds of other tracts have been given to people all around France, above all in the south of France.
The attitudes are changing slowly but surely as many in France are witnessing the collapse of their foundation in this world. They are still suspicious of anything religious but many are starting to ask hard questions. The next 2 to 3 weeks are vital in our spreading the Gospel and reaching a maximum of persons.
This is why we humbly ask you to pray for wisdom, our health, clement weather to be able to be in the streets as it is rainy more often now. Please do pray that all who receive the Good News, given one on one or via their mailboxes, will dare to check out the movie and watch it till the end and be touched by what their Creator did for them so they can be saved.
Also for the hundreds of pastors we are reaching in France via Email for them to watch the movie and see its potential in evangelism.
“Preach the Word, be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage with great patience…” 2 Timothy 4:2
As many of you already know, I have been busy since the beginning of 2020 with the dubbing of a great movie from Living Waters, which is such an amazing tool of evangelism to reach out to the French population, mainly those familiar with the use of the internet – YouTube more specifically.
The oppositions of the enemy have been numerous during the working of this project and I was very sick for the last 2 months of the finalization of the dubbing with what I thought was a pinched nerve in my lower back, when actually it was an abcess in my kidney which the Lord miraculously delivered me from. I was barely recovered when the Lord gave me the green light to start a missionary trip from the 17th of August till today, the 5th of October.
A big sense of urgency pressed me to go as quickly as possible to reach a maximum of cities in France with the Gospel via the movie “The Atheist Delusion” now finally dubbed in French = “Athée: vraiment?” for all to follow easily.
While Mitch was visiting and helping his parents and family in California I started with a visit to my family in France until the cards and the movie were ready. The happy day finally arrived on the 30th of August! I left immediately for Mulhouse to distribute in the streets the movie cards to the younger people and the “Good Person” tracts to the elderly. Sleeping mainly in rooms rented via Airbnb, driving often in the morning, distributing all afternoon.
Enjoying different landscapes between cities, then pouring my heart out to the people in the streets of no less than 27 French cities, mainly in the north of France.
I was so privileged to go and give thousands of cards and tracts in Mulhouse, Strasbourg, Metz, Reims, Saint Quentin, Lille, Arras, Amiens, Dieppe, Rouen, Chartres, Orléans, Le Mans, Rennes, Brest, Lorient, Nantes, Angers, Tours, Poitiers, Limoges, Clermont Ferrand. Then the south with Perpignan, Carcassonne, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Toulouse!
Everywhere I went the Lord’s goodness, direction, faithfulness, provision, protection were just so AMAZING!! He also prepared some incredible divine appointments in many places. Young and old, believers(*) who needed to be encouraged, prayed for, unbelievers searching and knowing we did not meet by chance. Bringing hope, encouragement to those like Floriane*, Philippe, Pierre, Melina*, Lucianna*, and her whole family* of gypsies in Dieppe, Sébastien*, Patrice*, Danne*, François, Emmanuel – Isabelle, Céline, Hélène, Xavier, Lionel, and also a whole group of lost young teens, in full rebellion with 7 young homeless men in Lorient, Nathalie, Frank, Eve, Brigitte, pasteur Alex*, Domitien, Dominique, Mateo, Maurianne, Patrick, Catherine, a young lady working at a cash register at Lidl, whose reaction was SO radical as she took the card with hope in the midst of her depression, Martine, Pastor Jean from Nimes* who took 8000 cards to give to the people of his city and other pastors he knows, Manuel, Christian, Israel, Mona-Dabia-Camille, Anne, a group of 8 youth in the streets of Bordeaux, Miguel-Fabienne, Simon…… and all the stories I will never know here on earth of thousands of hearts touched by the Lord through this movie.
I am planning to keep in touch with some of these and will pray regularly for all the persons mentioned above.
There are as many incredible stories as first names mentioned. I cannot tell of these here, it would take many pages. BUT, if you are interested to know what happened with them, pick up a name or two or three and I will share with you. I kept some daily notes not to forget this extraordinary journey.
As I am coming home after this incredible trip, I am very, very grateful for the DAILY support I had from close sisters like Carole (California), Elisabeth and Graziella (Nice) who fought with me spiritually for this trip to be to the Lord’s glory!!
My heart is bursting out of thankfulness for all the goodness the Lord has bestowed upon me during these last months!!! For each heart which got encouraged everywhere He sent me! And also for the miracle of seeing and spending a sweet 90 minutes with my older sister Fabienne in the north of France after 5 years of not hearing anything from her!