Sunday, May 6, 2018

Strasbourg

The first stop on our mission trip is Strasbourg, France.  While we already shared a few details about the city in our letter, I thought our readers might be interested to know a little bit more about the city and what mission work is currently being done there. 

You might be thinking, OK, Strasbourg is in France, but where?
As the map above shows, Strasbourg is on the eastern border of France with Germany.  The Alsace region that Strasbourg is situated in has historically switched between French and German control.  In fact, Alsace (and Strasbourg) was a part of Germany as recently as 1940-1944 during World War II.  As a result, and also because of its close proximity to Germany's border, Strasbourg has many German characteristics.  Strasbourg is also about 250 miles east of Paris, which means it takes about two hours and fifteen minutes to get from one city to the other by train.

With the mini map and history lesson complete, let's move on to what God is currently doing through a group of missionaries in the city.  They have been busy doing a variety of things--including outreach, church planting, teaching, discipleship, and working to open a community center.  Check out this video to learn more:
Man, how awesome is that? All I can say is, can I get an AMEN?!

Our family was able to have lunch with Justin Dodson (who was featured in the video) yesterday while he was visiting the LA area raising support for the community center in Strasbourg.  We were so blessed and excited hearing about all the work being done in the city to glorify God and bring new believers into the kingdom.
I literally said, "I know this is really dorky, but
can I take a picture of you and Mark?" 😂
Justin gave us a prayer sheet that I wanted to share.  Let's join together to pray over existing church plants, future church plants, and for God to bring this community center into existence!



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