Kent Christians: France is mission field on our doorstep
Last issue’s first-hand report on the Calais ‘Jungle’ (‘Calais needs food and fuel, not fashion’ by David Fox) was picked up by the ‘Daily Mirror’. But Monica Stringer of Folkestone got in touch to say there is a much more positive side to the refugee crisis
THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT REFUGEES IN THE CALAIS CAMP ARE MEETING CHRISTIANS AND FINDING CHRIST.
A French Baptist pastor who has already been interviewed on Revelation TV told me that Iranians who are new converts are asking to be taught the Bible. He is also meeting Sudanese and Ethiopian Christians. “What an exciting ministry the Lord has given us!” he exclaimed.
In October I made two day trips to northern France, each time with three friends to pray, declare Scripture and God’s praises in this nation which has less than 3% of evangelical Christians in the population, while Muslims number around 10%.
Even if we do not speak French all of us can pray. There are evangelical churches in Paris close to the scenes of the terrorist attacks who need our prayer support as they are right on the front line.