News from France

Is God calling you to join our team?

We are currently actively seeking to fill a number of key roles within our OM France team. Do you sense God’s call on your life to take up one of these vital positions?

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Ministry among the Turkish-speaking people

For many years the nearly 1 million Turkish speaking people in France were completely unreached by the gospel. The Turkishspeaking people are an isolated group of people, well known for their lack of integration into the French culture and society.

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“Opération Phare” (Operation Lighthouse)

Following numerous consultations with pastors of local churches in the centre as well as the south of Brittany, we could picture a painful reality of some of their most isolated church members:just like the “Ar-Men” lighthouse (off the Finistère shore) is the most isolated at sea, similarly local church members, faithful witnesses of Jesus-Christ, are liable to find themselves isolated in their region.

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Operation FIL2019

The Lorient Interceltic Festival. From 28th July to 11th August 2019

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La Route du Rhum (October 2018)

From 26th October to 4th November, young people armed with green banana bags filled with tracts. Braved the crowds on the quay sides as well as in the streets of Saint-Malo. Their goal? To share the love of Jesus with those taking part in the Route du Rhum.

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Operation Mobilization in Brittany

OM France has identified Brittany as one of the French regions least reached by the Gospel. Out of 3.2 million inhabitants , less than 1 % see themselves as genuine disciples of Jesus. In a region where 87% of the population identified themselves as Catholic in 1972, only 16% of Bretons did so in 2013 (attending mass at least once a month).1

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Sharing God's love through literacy

"At the end of the class, over tea and mini-cakes, we take time to get to know them, to help them with administrative tasks or to discuss Bible stories," shares Louise.

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Literacy classes in the north of Paris

In partnership with a church in the north of Paris, twice a week, team members of OM France and members of the church provide literacy classes for immigrant women.

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A heart for Strasbourg / Riverboat 2018

Over the course of three months, the OM Riverboat sailed the entire length of the Rhine, stopping at six different ports, including Strasbourg. From February 27th to March 11th, approximately 1,000 were able to try out our new escape game – “The Agency”.

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TeenCity, the reunion in France, for those who went to TeenStreet 2017

Over the Easter weekend nearly fifty teenagers accompanied by thirty volunteers from all over France, met up at Antony in a partner church.

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An associate with OM France

From time to time we are contacted by friends and partners who desire to become more fully involved in an OM ministry or project. These are often people without a professional activity, or who have some spare time during the week, which they would like to devote to help in one of our ministries. We are delighted to welcome them on board as “OM associates”.

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The work among the Turks – a really worthwhile ministry!

Martin and Petro Delange joined OM France in 2012 to begin and grow a work among the large Turkish community in France, a community that has had little exposure to the Gospel. At the present time, they work among groups of Christian Turks in six French towns.

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Farewell Sue et Simon!

It was nearly a year and a half ago when we officially announced our plans to move from OM France to OM Canada as of May 2018. Now, as the deadline is upon us, we are all the more conscious of the many details to take into account.

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Summer 2017 : a heart for France

99 people from around the globe - some coming from as far as Australia and Taiwan - took part in one of our five summer outreaches this year. 

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The OM Europe Riverboat 3 countries – 6 ports – 3 months – 1 vision in Strasbourg from February 27th to March 12th 2018

50 countries that can be travelled to by car, plane, train, bus or riverboat!

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OM changes its glasses!

It’s several years since I last changed my glasses. Not that I’ve got a problem with change, it’s just that I’ve got used to my present pair.

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From the street to a life transformed by God

When Jesus said to the religious leaders of his time that prostitutes would enter the kingdom of God ahead of them (Matthew 21v31-32), he already saw all those who would believe in him throughout the centuries.

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Joël, Coach at TeenStreet 2017: ‘unshakeable’

From July 27th until August 3rd, around 2,100 teenagers gathered in Germany for TeenStreet. 

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Charlotte Hendricks, short term missions team member, with special responsibility for outreaches abroad.

Charlotte made an initial commitment with OM for 2 to 3 years, but as of now, she is planning on staying here indefinitely until God tells her to go elsewhere.

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In partnership with churches

One of the key values of OM France is to work in partnership with churches.

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