Mission partners in France share this interesting story of a young French couple, whose encounter with the Living Word changed the whole trajectory of their lives.
‘I studied philosophy at my local university in France. After qualifying, I began to teach in a High School. Every pupil must study philosophy in their final year at school. During my first few years as a teacher I came across a Bible for the first time in my life. I began to read – devour – this amazing book. I understood that I was a sinner and that I could receive forgiveness through Jesus’ death on the Cross.
‘I started attending church every Sunday morning, thanks to their website. I was made most welcome and grew in my faith. Having understood the need to be baptised, I started to attend discipleship classes. My wife, although unconverted, asked if she could also come. Through these Bible studies, she also got converted and asked for baptism.
‘What a joy to be baptised together on the last Sunday of 2019. Although all the members of our families refused to attend, we were thrilled to obey the Lord in front of over 100 people in our church.
During my first few years as a teacher I came across a Bible for the first time in my life. I began to read – devour – this amazing book.
‘Since I was to teach atheistic philosophies to my pupils, I felt less and less at ease in my job. I decided to study for another degree to teach French literature. The Lord has opened a door in another nearby town. We moved this summer and live close to friends from our church and nearer to the place where I work. Meanwhile, my wife is a busy mother of three young children.’
Pray for France:
- for this historically Catholic country, which often displays indifference or hostility towards organised religion
- for young people to encounter the saving grace of the risen Lord Jesus and for their lives to be transformed
- for Christians who are serving through church planting, friendship evangelism, outreach to immigrants and many other ministries.