There is no way to expressed how blessed our team is, and how blessed I feel to be here. I am the least of those who are on this project and I am in awe of the work that He is doing through us. Today we had our second day of evanglism and it’s amazing how many people want to hear about God and His love. It is something that is never talked about so when we approach people and tell them that we are with a protestant organization and just talk for a while and spiritual conversation comes up. You can almost feel them feeding off of you. They never talk about religion or God here and when they sense that we have knowledge they respond very well to that and ask questions. Ask how they could know God personally, something that they have never been told was a possibility and for the most part leave overwhelmed with a lot to think about.
We also found out today that at the University of Toulouse III – Paul-Sabatier they have a Christian and protestant groups that we are hoping to meet up with while were here to get a better feel for the campus and the current movement. Hopefully we can even team up and supply encouragement and resources for them to push them forward to reach more people.
I am starting to also feel the darkness of this city. One of the STINTers told us about this missionary who spent several years in Africa on the ivory coast and then came to France and called it the darkest spiritual place he had ever been. Though we have been so fortunate since we’ve arrived, meeting Christians (which has NOT happened over the past 2.5 years) and talking to them. Inviting as many people as we can to our picnic on Friday at the Prairie des Filtres next to the Garonne. I just am keeping Stephan and Bakar in my prayers as well as the Paul-Sabatier campus, as we were the first people from Agope France to step foot there. We’re studying Colossians this summer, in addition to this AMAZING book on prayer I’m sure I’ll write about later, and I came across this verse that I felt I needed to share with all of you.
“And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.” ~ Colossians 4:3-4
I know I just posted Sunday and this seems as though I will be making very regular submissions but I won’t be, this is abnormal and our schedule is still pretty loose as we are just falling into it. I might update the calendar but we are busy from 9 am until around 10pm Monday-Thursday, 9am until 5 pm on Fridays, then on Saturdays we have our day off, and Sunday is church and prep work.
Till next time hold onto God’s never-ending grace,