Keen on the Mountain in France

AGWM personnel in France are ministering with Students for Christ (SfC) on the university campus. A recent weekend retreat with the students was called “Fusion”. It boasted several ‘firsts’…First-time to join with another SfC Europe group to host a retreat as a colleague brought several students from her ministry in Paris, First-time to use in-house cooking teams with teams of students rotating in to help, First-time to welcome each student with a personal surprise…a card of affirmation waited on each bed, with a bottle of water and candy, First-time to welcome students from a different religious background to one of the retreats. Two from the English course at their center asked to come and were impacted by their time. Our personnel said, “This was our favorite ‘first’ of them all!”

maliha1.jpgAGWM personnel in France are ministering with Students for Christ (SfC) on the university campus.  A recent weekend retreat with the students was called “Fusion”.  It boasted several ‘firsts’…First-time to join with another SfC Europe group to host a retreat as a colleague brought several students from her ministry in Paris, First-time to use in-house cooking teams with teams of students rotating in to help, First-time to welcome each student with a personal surprise…a card of affirmation waited on each bed, with a bottle of water and candy, First-time to welcome students from a different religious background to one of the retreats.  Two from the English course at their center asked to come and were impacted by their time. Our personnel said, “This was our favorite ‘first’ of them all!”

moroccan_girl.jpgThese two guys in the English course heard the talk about the student retreat so they asked if they could come.  One was a Riffi Berber Moroccan, and the other is Algerian.  One is a computer science student, and the other just finished his degree in computer sciences.  Neither one is very faithful to his religion.  Both have friends who are believers in Jesus, which has been both positive and negative.  They were welcome to come to the retreat, and explained there would be four services during the weekend with prayer and worship, etc.  They were in the services, and one felt very spiritually touched.  It stirred up questions.  There were some great conversations with them, helping them to understand what we believe as Christians.  He was impressed by the fact that we honored God in our worship.  Neither one has made any further steps in seeking God.  But the relationship with them continues, and the prayer is that they will continue to step forward in their journey.