On December 23rd I arrived in Strasbourg, France. I was warmly welcomed and got a place to stay. We celebrated Christmas in a rented hall and expected a small group of 10 people to join us but after handing out invitations over 60 people came; 30 of them were non-believers with 6 children. Leo Schulz, leader of the movement of Russian speaking churches, visited us from the Czech Republic, with some musicians of his church. Two sermons were preached and a Christmas performance was shown. We borrowed a wooden camel from a different church and started the Christmas performance by walking in with it, dressed as the wise men bringing gifts.
Two hours passed by quickly and we had a luncheon afterwards. Our vision is to open a church in Strasbourg. In addition to the Sunday Services we want to rent an extra room for pastoral meetings with non-believers. Also, a Bible club is planned to be organized so that believers and non believers could have a place to meet. We have so many Russian speaking refugees here and we are planning to visit and invite them to church.
The day after Christmas, we went to the Gutenberg Square, named after the inventor of the printing press. The first book that was printed was the Bible. Here we prayed for the salvation for those who don’t know Christ. Now I am getting used to the new environment and I am currently without my family here in France. I am preparing the arrival of my family by providing necessary documents and praying for safety and financial support.
I came here because I was called to do so. Currently I don’t have any sponsors and would be glad for any support that you can provide for us. Please pray for this ministry and our move here so that we can have everything necessary to live and serve Christ.
Sincerely, – Sergey Babich with Vera, Artem, Arthur and Yana.
Ministry in France
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