In June the OM team took part in the project “Let us dare to sow together” led by a church in central France. Their goal is to distribute to every household of the Corrèze and the Creuse regions a children’s booklet “Meet the King”, a gospel of John and a letter presenting the church. Here’s a glimpse of our week at Ussel, this small town with about 10,000 inhabitants.
“And whether they hear or refuse to hear (for they are a rebellious house) they will know that a prophet has been among them.” So reads Ezekiel 2:5 (ESV), as God first calls the prophet into service.
Following his unique calling, Ezekiel willingly entered the hostile environment of Israel. In the same way 8 volunteers with OM travelled six hours south to Ussel – and into an area of the country where religion is nearly non-existent – studying Ezekiel’s example as they went. The team partnered with the local church and set to work distributing gospel packs, a mission started in Ussel more than a year ago.
“I learned that this town and probably other parts of the region were never impacted by the Reformation,” said Sue Yeomans of OM France, “which explains somewhat why this ground is so hard. But, I also saw that the effort of the leaders and their perseverance is having an impact.” Though this hardness was witnessed firsthand, the team from Ussel showed unending positivity and dedication. They, like Ezekiel, continue to have the faith to go and share.
OM took part in this action for a week. But the project continues and additional distribution campaigns are already planned:
– 27 – 30 December 2014;
– 26 – 03 July 2015;
– 10 – 13 September 2015.
To receive more information (English spoken), or to register to help with this huge project, please contact Ferdinand Martin via Email, or call him on 0033.5220.127.116.11