We, in St John's want to see the number of Christians grow everywhere and so have decided that we will support France Mission in 2019. France is more than twice the size of Britain in geographical terms, but only has about one seventh the number of evangelical churches. Planting new churches not only makes it easier for existing believers to get to a service, but also means that churches can increasingly build genuinely local congregations to be "salt and light" in their local communities.
From the start, the UK charity France Mission worked very closely with a French church-planting organisation called France-Mission (same name apart from the hyphen!). In 2018, France-Mission voted to merge with another French church union called Vision-France. The name of the merged organisation is Perspectives and their strapline is: “Des églises, une mission” (= “Different churches, one mission”). Perspectives remains the main French partner for France Mission in the UK.
The French have a saying: l'union fait la force (unity is strength). France Mission is just one organisation concerned with spreading the good news of Jesus in France. We, in St John's want to see the number of Christians grow everywhere and so have decided that we will support the France Mission again in 2020.
Fareham is twinned with Vannes, on the Gulf of Morbihan in France. There is an Evangelical Church in Vannes-Séné linked to FM led by Joël Daut and his wife Marcela.. The web site of this church can be found here. They are a ....
"Community of men and women of all ages and cultures; we discover the love of God for us. We believe that the love of God is for everyone and that it transforms our lives. We are a church, that is a group of people who come together to express their faith. The church is a privileged and unique place to know better and live the presence of God. All members are called to be involved in community life, according to their gifts and to assume responsibilities."
For more information about France Mission, and read their magazine and prayer letters, see their website https://www.francemission.org/