Friday, July 1, 2011

Why we pray for France

Why France
Over the last 3 years God has laid on my heart the need to pray for the nation of France.  I would like to share with you some interesting facts.

  • Church attendance is one of the lowest in Europe (6-8%, compare that to the USA's 44%)
  • There are 36,550 cities, towns, and villages in France and 35,000 of them do not have an Evangelical church.

  • - 80% of French people have never owned or even seen a Bible.
  • - There are approximately 50,000 full-time practitioners of occult arts (tarot, fortune telling, psychic healing, etc) who easily outnumber the 35,000 full-time Christian workers in France.
  • Islam has seen strong growth. For each Evangelical Christian in France, there are ten practicing Muslims.
  • Around 30% of France are self professing athiest.
These are a few of the reasons we pray for France.  There are over 61 million people who live in France and only 2 to 3% know Jesus as their Savior.  Thank you for joining us as we Pray through the Tour. 

I found some of these facts @
 SIM  Serving in Mission
 Pray For France.

YWAM has provided this video

Missions team in France - YWAM/JEM "7" Cevennes from YWAM Kona on Vimeo.

Lydia provides this video on her blog.

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