David Broussard, president of Impact France, writes in a recent Crosswalk report that despite dire predictions of the death of the evangelical Church in France several years ago, today Protestants account for around 3 percent of the population. The National Council of Evangelicals in France was officially incorporated in 2011 and has united hundreds of thousands of Believers in the vision to have one church for every 10,000 inhabitants.
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has even based its entire internet evangelism strategy on the pioneering work of the French website ConnaitreDieu.com and is using their tools to get the job done. Luis Palau held a wildly successful series of evangelistic meetings on a beach in Marseille last year and youth ministries such as Jeunesse Pour Christ (Youth for Christ) are experiencing enthusiasm, growth, and are seeing a real harvest.”
The French are re-thinking how they view Christianity – especially the younger generations. And, for Christians, this new openness is nothing short of a solid and welcome answer to prayer. One roadblock after another is being removed and there are more open doors to have conversations about God, faith, and Jesus than has been seen in a long time. Broussard says that “while this ‘reformation’ of public perception is in no way persuading millions of French people to accept Christ, we see in France today a real shift in the spiritual ‘tectonic plates’… Something has changed. As a French pastor returning from Jordan told me in an interview last year, ‘This is not the France that I left five years ago.’”
Source: Crosswalk.com; PrayforFrance.org
BIBLE STUDY: Jonah 3:1-10
PRAISE: God He is hearing the cries of His people in France. Pray that this secular nation may one day come brokenness to the feet of Jesus