One of the things we try to emphasize again and again is that this journey is really not about us at all, but it's about what God is doing in France and around the world. He's asked us to go, others to pray and/or give financially, but He wants all of us to be involved in what He's doing to reach all nations. With that in mind, I wanted to post a link to a good update from the field in France that will help you know how to pray for the work there. The branch of World Team in France is called "France Vie" and they started their own blog a few months back (consider subscribing to their blog to keep a pulse on what's happening across the ocean). Here's the latest post that provides insight to one of the biggest challenges to church planting in France:
I'm sorry it's been so long. There's been a lot going on the past two months, more than I can share in one post, but I wanted to update you on something taking place right now. Michelle and I were blessed to have been invited to the Global Mission's Conference at FBC O'Fallon (near St. Louis). We arrived yesterday and will be here through Sunday. I won't try to relate everything going on, but I must say I've never been a part of a mission's conference like this where the church has invested so much time, energy, and resources to be a blessing to missionaries. And Michelle and I haven't even made it to the field yet! Needless to say but it is a humbling experience for us. Please pray for all of the new relationships we make this weekend.
I wanted to share one thing God was whispering to me last night during the opening service. The worship team led this song entitled "Chris is Enough" ( http://youtu.be/V9fTw9MLKAo ). You can hear it by clicking the link. Sometimes it's good to be reminded of the big picture. This whole thing is about Christ! He abides in me, and He's enough. I had to pray, "Lord, if we don't make it to France till we're 50, if we never make it, Christ is enough. You never fail us and we won't turn back. Chris is enough." Thanks for praying for us. I don't know what the Lord has in store, but we're going to follow Him and we know that He's good. I'll have more updates in our next newsletter which I hope to send out soon.