We finally made it back home after a very busy and blessed trip to France. We travel by plane, train bus and car all over the west part of the country to minister and we were so blessed to see the hunger of God in the people all around the cities and towns we visited. They truly received us with an open heart. We started our journey in Nantes where I met Fred, whom will be helping us organize evangelistic meetings when we go back in June. We stayed at Seth and Anna’s home and we are so grateful for their lives and for connecting us with amazing people there. They are missionaries there and we worked together before in Portugal. Then we head to Cherbourg right on the Mancha Channel coast and ministered at a home church, this city and region is the most unreached places in France and we are so thankful to be there with Sebastien and his family. There’s a remanent of people seeking the Lord and we believe we are seeing the beginning of the Spiritual Renewal that God has been speaking to us. On our way to the next meeting in Saint Lo, we stopped in Utah beach, where brave young soldiers made their way into the enemy’s camp during World War 2 and what an experience it was to be there and to remember those that have sacrificed so much for freedom, we honor their lives and it was also a reminder that sometimes we might feel that the task may look impossible but we serve a God that always makes a way!We will see the victory in Jesus name!
“Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.”
In Saint Lo, we visited the church Noveau Chemine where will be working in the summer and met Mauricio and his family. It’s an awesome testimony of the power of prayer and forgiveness. In this town there were 500 Protestant martyrs in the XVI century that sacrificed everything for their faith and now we can see the spiritual fruit growing in peoples lives. From there we head to Evreaux to minister to small group of hungry believers and finally we ended in Paris where we connected with a couple of ministries that are making a big impact in the city trough prayer and evangelism. We are so excited to be working with one of them in our next trip there this summer. It has been a very intense trip but truly is a blessing to be a part of extending the Kingdom of God around the nations. We were able to prepare some meetings for our summer mission trip where will be continuing the work in France and Spain and we are so excited to go as a family for 7 weeks. Thanks so much for your prayers and support. We know the Lord will continue to bless you and your family for your willingness to be a part of the Great Commission trough your prayers and generosity!
Please continue to pray for us as we prepare for this journey, pray for open hearts and for every financial need (plane tickets and travel expenses) to be met before our deadline at the end of next month. Our priority is to cover the traveling expenses for our 3 kids, including plane tickets. If you would like to give and sponsor and give to any of the different expenses for one of them, please let us know, we have several ways to give directly into our ministry account, you can do it on:
Check: ODEM Missions
735 E Barbara St.
Tyler, TX 75701
All your donations will be tax deductible. Again we are very grateful for your prayers and generosity
Chuck and Christie Perez