We have found a new organization, and we couldn't be more thrilled! In our last email, we informed you that we were no longer with World Team due to unforeseen events on the field in France. We then put all of our energy in to researching, contacting, interviewing, and praying over other missions organizations that serve in France. We saw God's hand every step of the way. Doors closed that needed to close, and doors miraculously opened that needed to open. God opened the door to serve with Pioneers. He provided the for our family to attend their candidate orientation week in mid-March in Orlando. While we were there, we were blown away by the integrity of this organization. Bethany wrote this blog post about the impact of Pioneers' Ethos of Grace.
We're excited about being directly involved in evangelism, discipleship, and church planting on a 'pioneer', grassroots level. God has been putting on our hearts the example of Paul: to make it [our] ambition to preach the Gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest [we] build on someone else' foundation. There are so many towns and villages in France without a single Christian witness. It is our desire to change that. We have a vision to actually see France become so strong in the Lord that she becomes a sending nation.
We are fully committed to getting to the field, and we want to get their quickly because we know that "the harvest is plentiful and the workers are few." As such, we have committed ourselves to Partnership Ministry training with Kingdom Come Training. We are excited to embrace this ministry that lays before us - to bring in partners into the Great Commission.
We have begun communication with the Pioneers team in France. We may be taking a trip to visit these teams in the coming months.
We'll be sharing more with you soon! In the meantime, please join us on facebook to continue the conversation. 🙂