Even though you have not heard of me for many months now, the activities are still ongoing et it it with joy that Daniel Arnold (Professor at a Bible School) and myself have been able again to give different conferences in 2014 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, namely in Bunia, Mbuji Mayi and Kisangani to a few hundreds participants. It was the opportunity to distribue the book kit of SIM mission containing 35 books and a DVD. We still have to give a conference in Mbandaka and will do that D.V. in April.
In August, I have been able to give a session of the training "A healthy Church" in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. It was also an opportunity to preach a few times in churches. It was also a big highlight to participate in the Celebrate Recovery Conference at Saddleback.
In France, with 3 other pastors, we taught at 2 conferences "A healthy Church" in Champ-sur-Marne, and for my part, I was also to give the training in Seloncourt. A last session of this training (6 sessions of 2 days) has been given a few weeks ago in Champ-sur-Marne et the one of Seloncourt will happen early March.
In October, I had the privilege to start a training "A healthy Church" in Congo at Matadi and Kisangani and to pursue the training that I started in Kinshasa. I am encouraged by the renewed interest of several hundreds participants who testify also of the application of the training in their local churches. It's also a joy to share the Word in different gatherings.
Also in October, I started a training in Saint-Pol-sur Mer (Dunkerque in northern France) with 50 participants coming from 9 church families over 11 in the area. Next session has just happened last week-end on the topic "Preaching for life change".
In November, we had the privilege to have Steve Gladen (author of 2 books and responsable over 7000 small groups at Saddleback Church) and Dave Alford for 2 trainings of 2 days each which were very practical and appreciated (In France and Switzerland). over the theme of implementation and managing small groups. A DVD of this training will soon be available.