OM France has identified Brittany as one of the French regions least reached by the Gospel. Out of 3.2 million inhabitants , less than 1 % see themselves as genuine disciples of Jesus. In a region where 87% of the population identified themselves as Catholic in 1972, only 16% of Bretons did so in 2013 (attending mass at least once a month).1
As part of the vision of OM International – we want to see vibrant communities of Jesus followers among the least reached– – in France and then in Brittany, we have sought to listen to the local churches in the region, in order to understand their particular situations and to discern how OM might serve them, support them and mobilise them.
To this end, we are working on three levels:
– One-off events , s where we take part in short term missions such as last autumn’s Route du Rhum, or the up and coming operation during this summer’s Interceltic Festival of Lorient.
– Medium-term operations , of a minimum of six months, in which we have identified the need for encouragement and support for isolated households located in some of the region’s hardest areas. To meet this need, we have created “Operation Lighthouse” .
– Longer term ministry , in which we can serve a local church planting community by church planting community in a town, over two or three years, with a permanent OM team made available.
Join us in these plans which aim to present Christ in Brittany by making a gift to OM France, destined for “Project Brittany”.
The needs are endless: needs related to this summer’s Interceltic Festival; financial needs for the funding of Operation Lighthouse; needs connected with the support of people like Gaetan; needs to cover travel costs linked to these key activities. If you live anywhere other than France, please contact your national OM office.
 Sources :
Population bretonne : https://france.comersis.com/carte-communes- region.php?reg=105
Population catholique : https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/bretagne/2013/03/14/y-t-il-encore-beaucoup-de-catholiques-en-bretagne-216381.html