The third Nation-wide Outreach Day : “Live out Love Autrement”

Encouraged by the hundred or so participants who took part in the second Nation-wide Outreach Day on the 5th December 2020, OM France decided to hold their third annual event on the 29th May 2021. As ever, the Lord was faithful and gracious.

Despite public health restrictions, OM France was able to go ahead with this event, sharing the love of Christ all over France. Although participants were scattered all around the country, from North, South, East and West, they were united in Spirit and purpose. Despite the distance between them, they all stepped out of their comfort zone, using a variety of methods to reach out. Neighbours, family, friends, acquaintances, or simply people they bumped into in the street, had the chance to see the love of Christ in action. Together, they went out to meet their neighbours, showing them God’s love and praying for them.

Evangelism is so much more than a one-off action, it’s a way of life! OM France delights in mobilising and training hundreds of Christians throughout France, supported in prayer by intercessors both in France and abroad, who all hold dear the spread of the Gospel in France. What a blessing to be at the receiving end of so much love!

Each participant was keen to share their own experience. Let’s catch a glimpse of some highlights from this memorable day by reading to their stories:

Here are some of Kristin’s exceptional moments: “What really touched me today was the teaching on being a recipient of the Gospel, and not an expert in it. So, when we were out and about, I was able to pray fervently for the people we met, that they would also know, accept, and be blessed by the Good News. A huge THANK YOU to the whole team for making this day possible!”

Felicity tells us: “Evangelism doesn’t just happen in our churches or workplaces, but also on the street. Despite being really tired, God gave me the strength to take on this day dedicated to prayer walks and telling some passers-by about Jesus. I pray that God continues to give us a thirst for sharing His word wherever we are, and that His word would have an impact on future generations.”

“I got so much out of the national mobilisation as well as that of my own church members. We opted for friendship evangelism training, followed by a prayer walk;” Stephen told us. He added, “Because we didn’t get a chance to put the training into practice, we are going to organise another meeting to share the work we have been doing individually: writing down our testimonies and commenting on one another’s so that we’ll be ready to evangelise our friends. I’m delighted to have been a leader, to have seen the organisational side of things and to have received training from OM France. I enjoyed getting to know the OM team, not to mention the moments of sweet fellowship. I can’t wait to get out and evangelise, accompanied, if possible, by an evangelist…”

What a privilege to see the enthusiasm and efforts of brothers and sisters who want to respond to God’s call.

Together, let’s stand in the gap and reach out to those who haven’t yet heard the Gospel in France.

Pray or Join us for the next edition of ‘’Live out Love’’!


Stories from the Region

An essential role

There are 2 parts to the Personnel role; sending French people abroad on mission, and supporting people coming to join the OM France team. Because France is a small field, I get to do both! So that means I’m in touch with French people right from their initial inquiry until they go out into the field. I get to help them work out what they want to do, provide training before they go, and keep in touch when they’re abroad. I'll stay in touch with them right until they return to France and we can debrief about their time away. For people joining the team, I help to explain what it will be like and provide orientation when they arrive to help them settle in.

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Testimony of a volunteer

Sometimes people have a special call from the Lord to commit to something that seemed unlikely to them beforehand. When that happens, the Holy Spirit has to convince them to go ahead. Think of Abraham!

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Looking back...and looking forward!

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.

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