I was never a huge fan of history at school, struggling to understand the pertinence for me today of an event that took place 100 or 1000 years ago. How was understanding the Industrial Revolution going to change what I did tomorrow? As I grew older, I had to admit the reality that our past shapes and influences our present, and will have an impact on our future.
This year, via Teenstreet, Operation Mobilisation’s youth ministry, we had the privilege of taking part in two youth events. The ‘Teencity’ event took place on 23 and 24 April, bringing together around 50 young people. They came from all over France, some with experience (and others not, because of covid) of youth rallies. It was wonderful to see them so happy to be among Christian friends (some of them for the first time) under the responsibility of youth leaders who were readily available to them.
During the national day of evangelism on 28 May 2022, we prayed that morning for the ‘La Porte de l’Espérance’ church in Louviers, Normandy. Here is a testimony by a member of that church called Claudine:
Over the course of three weeks, a team from the United States joined up with a small church in Lorient, Brittany, to share the good news of Jesus Christ with the inhabitants of the town.