Be Strong in HIM 2020
As I look at the rising unrest in France, with the open demonstration every Sat by the yellow vests population around the country, it is true that un political judicial solution to this situation has become quite challenging.
The nation of France has “leaped-frog” Singapore to rise to have more cases of CORONA virus infected people within the span of the last 10 days!
photo: in the metro system of Paris
The passage of Paul, which encouarages us to stand strong, to break-through through Jesus in our present situation comes to mind:
Eph 6:10 Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Eph 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the world’s rulers, of the darkness of this age, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Eph 6:13 Therefore take to yourselves the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Here are some praise reports to share with you, of the wonderful work that God is doing in spite of such challenges 🙂
What a joy to receive the ministry of Dr Michael TAY, our good friend from Elim Singapore. His message of encouragement that “DIEU est fidèle” (God is faithful) preached in French, with his personal life story of how God helped him during his years in France, was a big blessing.
Photo: Michael sharing his life story of God’s faithfulness
Photo: Visit at hopital Emile Roux with Ptr Rebecca, Michael and his daughter Laurianne.
What a joyful time to welcome to our services M. Bernard BAR, the husband of Sis LiLi. It is wonderful to see how God is able to trun hearts towards Him, replacing hearts of stone with a heart desiring for Jesus.
Photo: (from left) John, Dr Michael, Phillippe, Nicolas, Lili and husband Bernard, David (right)
In the midst for a difficult family situation, Mme LIN found her way to the church and received counsel and encouragement from John and Sis.Johanne.
Photo: John, Mme LIN, Johanne and Pascal.
We thank God for Barbara, who has given heer life to Jesus after starting the discipleship course with Ptr Rebecca. She brough to church all the statues of her old religion, holy water bottles and other articles of susperstition for destruction at the church. Praise the Lord!
Photo: (from left) Sis Gladys, Barbara and Ptr Rebecca after the idoles destruction session.
Thank God for Pascal and Katherine MAGISSONS who has a heart to help us to reach people for Christ through associative actions. Who thank God for this Franco-Malaysian couple who have such a heart for caring and reaching people!
Photo: Pascal and Katherine
We had the joy of welcoming M.LaCène one of the Sundays, one of our friends we reached out to during our coffee outreach. Thank God for creative evangelism. So true that outreach is demonstrated when God’s people go out to reach the lost.
Photo: John, M. Lacène, Sis Gladys.
We had autorisation from the Paris town to contact the director of the local shopping center in Paris 13. The director was so favorable towards our desire to give free coffee tea and biscuits that he has given us ACCESS to do our FREE coffee distribution action since Jan 2020. Praise God for all different individuals touched by this work.
Photo: Our free coffee action on the 1st floor of the shopping center on Saturday.
Photo: wonderful to meet physical and spiritual needs 🙂
Our photo with M. Lacène (left) and our “Barista” coffee maker Pascal MAGISSONS (right).
Since 2020, John is now missioned by the Protestant chaplaincy services in France to train new volunteer chaplains in Paris. What a privilege to bring His light to suffering patients isolated from churches and their families!
John and Ptr Roger at Hopital Emile Roux, Limeil Brevannes.
John with Ptr Jacobin in Hopital Henri Mondor, Creteil.
Thank you for your continued prayers for Rebecca and myself in France. We know without uncertainty that it is the prayers and support of God’s people and churches that allow for missions!
Love from Paris,
John and Rebecca LIM
- God’s wisdom and guidance for John, Rebecca and the ElimParis team.
- God to provide more workers in this end time harvest facing important challenges .
- God’s to grant wisdom to the political leaders for France to bless the nation.
- God’s protection and healing for those touched by the Coronavirus within and outside of the church.
- God’s continued favour for association actions in the Chinatown area of Paris.
- God’s continued wisdom for John in the hospital ministry.