France

Gospel on YouTube in France

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Henry and Karen Linderman, AGWM personnel in France, share this exciting news of salvations through their posting French sermons on You Tuber. “God is reaching more and more people through our YouTube French sermon outreach. As of today we have 5,651 regular subscribers and 1,647,655 views. In just the last few weeks we baptized 8 people who had given their lives to Jesus through listening and watching on their computers, even before contacting us and coming into the church.

“Cou Sine, of Cambodian origin, began listening to our sermons and sharing them with her husband. They were both baptized in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues and contacted us to share their joy. We were able to direct them to the Assemblies of God church in Châteaudun, France, where they will soon be baptized in water.

“Christian Hertz, a French-man living in Sweden, was attending church but didn’t understand that he had to get all sin out of his life. After listening to our messages he fully repented and later called, wanting to be baptized in the Holy Spirit. I prayed with him over the phone, and a half hour later he called back to say he was speaking in tongues. Now he has asked permission to translate our sermons into Swedish, gathering Facebook friends to tell of what Christ has done in his life, and to share our sermons with them.”

Watering Whole in France

“Easter evening was a jam-packed explosion of joy as five people took the important step of water baptism,” say Mark and Dalene Good, AGWM personnel planting a church in Grenoble, France. The room overflowed with friends and family of those getting baptized as Mark preached on the power over sin that identifying with Christ in his death and resurrection brings. Huddled outside around the inflatable spa, the congregation laughed, cried and prayed together with these that they had journeyed with and in whose lives there has been great change. One older woman who had previously embraced Buddhism, accepted Christ this last year. “After I prayed to Jesus, it was the first time I slept peacefully in years,” she testified. Two others had been raised in Christian families, but recently made decisions to make their faith in Christ both real and personal. They spoke of the Father’s patience and of how they found Him ultimately to be the only One who could authentically fulfill them. Another shared about the transforming power of the acceptance he found in the community, of wrestling with questions and doubts, and of finally dedicating himself wholly to follow Jesus. And the last candidate was a young man from North Africa who thanked those gathered for loving him through three years of debating religion, and of the supernatural change that occurred as the lenses of his old beliefs were finally removed when he decided to give his life to Christ.

France.png“Easter evening was a jam-packed explosion of joy as five people took the important step of water baptism,” say Mark and Dalene Good, AGWM personnel planting a church in Grenoble, France. The room overflowed with friends and family of those getting baptized as Mark preached on the power over sin that identifying with Christ in his death and resurrection brings. Huddled outside around the inflatable spa, the congregation laughed, cried and prayed together with these that they had journeyed with and in whose lives there has been great change. One older woman who had previously embraced Buddhism, accepted Christ this last year. “After I prayed to Jesus, it was the first time I slept peacefully in years,” she testified.

Two others had been raised in Christian families, but recently made decisions to make their faith in Christ both real and personal. They spoke of the Father’s patience and of how they found Him ultimately to be the only One who could authentically fulfill them. Another shared about the transforming power of the acceptance he found in the community, of wrestling with questions and doubts, and of finally dedicating himself wholly to follow Jesus. And the last candidate was a young man from North Africa who thanked those gathered for loving him through three years of debating religion, and of the supernatural change that occurred as the lenses of his old beliefs were finally removed when he decided to give his life to Christ.

City-wide Prayer Meetings in France

Believers in Troyes, France are uniting to pray for their city and country! These meetings, called “Brûle en moi” (Burn in me), began in September. The “Brûle en moi” prayer meetings began with a dual-purpose. First, it was for the goal of uniting the churches and believers together in prayer. Since it is a para-church ministry and not a church, our ministry center is an ideal location for believers to come together without fear of people stealing members from other churches. There have been pastors and believers from five or six different denominations coming together.

The second purpose is to return to our roots of Pentecost with a short teaching during each meeting on the Holy Spirit. The first meeting had 40 people from five different churches/denominations. Four people were baptized in the Holy Spirit, two people were healed, and many were energized to pray. These meetings will continue every month.

People have commented that they have a greater desire to seek the face of God and have a greater dynamic during their personal devotions throughout the month. We are believing for more churches to get involved, and for a spiritual awakening and revival to begin here in Troyes.

Ed Buck AGWM Personnel in France

brule-en-moi prayer time.jpgBelievers in Troyes, France are uniting to pray for their city and country! These meetings, called “Brûle en moi” (Burn in me), began in September. The “Brûle en moi” prayer meetings began with a dual-purpose.

First, it was for the goal of uniting the churches and believers together in prayer. Since it is a para-church ministry and not a church, our ministry center is an ideal location for believers to come together without fear of people stealing members from other churches. There have been pastors and believers from five or six different denominations coming together.

The second purpose is to return to our roots of Pentecost with a short teaching during each meeting on the Holy Spirit. The first meeting had 40 people from five different churches/denominations. Four people were baptized in the Holy Spirit, two people were healed, and many were energized to pray. These meetings will continue every month.

People have commented that they have a greater desire to seek the face of God and have a greater dynamic during their personal devotions throughout the month. We are believing for more churches to get involved, and for a spiritual awakening and revival to begin here in Troyes.

From Ed Buck
AGWM Personnel in France

Bus Outreach in France

AGWM personnel in France, Edward Buck, relates some great encounters which occurred in their recent outreaches to various towns in France where there are new church planting efforts. The brightly painted bus brings attention in these towns, conversations are initiated with passers-by, and these contacts are brought on the bus for more intense protracted conversations with interested individuals in need of God and prayer. Brief summaries of these divine encounters show God at work in France.

An Imam (a Muslim religious leader) comes on the bus for discussion about God, and as a result, many other Muslims also hear the Gospel and receive the “Jesus” film in French and Arabic.

In the town of Mornant there were over 300 discussions and prayer with many people who have no hope. The home group continues to grow, and the believers are looking for a larger meeting place for the new church plant.

In Wasselonne a woman had prayed, asking God "If you exist, send someone to me!" Thirty minutes later a team knocks on her door, and she commits her life to Christ in her living room.

In Loudéac a witch doctor is convicted of his sin, and weeping kneels in the middle of a parking lot to repent and give his life to the true God. During an outreach concert, a man’s shoulders are healed. He begins dancing around the room, praising God.

zebus-loudeac.jpgAGWM personnel in France, Edward Buck, relates some great encounters which occurred in their recent outreaches to various towns in France where there are new church planting efforts. The brightly painted bus brings attention in these towns, conversations are initiated with passers-by, and these contacts are brought on the bus for more intense protracted conversations with interested individuals in need of God and prayer.

Brief summaries of these divine encounters show God at work in France.

zebus-kids.jpgAn Imam (a Muslim religious leader) comes on the bus for discussion about God, and as a result, many other Muslims also hear the Gospel and receive the “Jesus” film in French and Arabic.

In the town of Mornant there were over 300 discussions and prayer with many people who have no hope. The home group continues to grow, and the believers are looking for a larger meeting place for the new church plant.

In Wasselonne a woman had prayed, asking God "If you exist, send someone to me!" Thirty minutes later a team knocks on her door, and she commits her life to Christ in her living room.

In Loudéac a witch doctor is convicted of his sin, and weeping kneels in the middle of a parking lot to repent and give his life to the true God. During an outreach concert, a man’s shoulders are healed. He begins dancing around the room, praising God.