VISION

By faith, we see God mobilizing his children to share the good news of salvation with those whose hearts have been prepared by the Holy Spirit.

SIM France is called by God to:

  • mobilize Christians and inform the Church of opportunities in missions.
  • train those called to serve.
  • facilitate their task.
  • support them through prayer and care.

We rejoice in the Lord each time God entrusts someone to us. We desire to be facilitators and encourage men and women to serve Christ when He calls them.

MINISTRY

  • Mobilizing for God’s service
  • Equipping for ongoing ministry
  • Sending missionaries to communities who live and die without Christ
  • Maintaining contact with missionaries in all corners of the globe
  • Planting churches
  • Ministering to international students

Communities where He is least known

Foreign students

There are about 280,000 foreign students in France. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development for France declared recently that France intends to double this number by 2020.

In recent years, Chinese students have become the largest group (more than 50,000), followed by Moroccans (23,000), Algerians (17,400) and Tunisians (8,900). Almost 45 per cent of foreign students come from Africa, including the Maghreb region.

Foreign students are often open to the gospel, but more workers are needed. Currently, only one SIM worker ministers among them.


Muslim community

The Muslim community in France is approximately 8 per cent of the total population. This figure includes all the immigrants coming from predominantly Muslim countries. Studies give an estimate of 70,000 to 110,000 Christian among this group. A large part of the community is second, third or even fourth generation immigrants.

The 2016 influx of refugees is challenging European Christians to find ways to show Christ’s love. Following terrorist violence in 2016, the Muslim community has begun to question Islam. Muslim background believers are often persecuted by their families and relatives, but the terrorist incidents have led to more opportunities to discuss our Christian beliefs with Muslims.

PRAYERS

1.

Pray for revival of the missionary vision in French churches.

2.

Pray for partnerships with church denominations, Bible institutes and other mission organizations.

3.

Pray for sincere and ongoing commitment to missions amongst French Christians.

4.

Pray for the development and autonomy of SIM Belgium ministries, which SIM France supports.

5.

Pray for an effective training program for spiritual growth.

6.

Pray for strength in prayer, good relationships with churches and potential missionaries and fruitful ministry for those whom God sends.

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