On the Riviera
Matthew 4:19 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”
Changing the spiritual course of Europe requires a focused and intentional effort to bring the love of Christ to people of means and influence. On the French Riviera people are well-educated, well-traveled and yet, most have never met a true follower of Jesus Christ. Our Riviera Project team, living among these very people, is focused daily on building loving and meaningful relationships, to help lead them to a life of true significance – in Christ. Once changed, their lives will help bring visibility and credibility to help reach others in Europe and Russia for Christ.
To understand our ministry approach imagine a glove. The palm of the glove represents the Holy Spirit who must be the source and power behind the ministry and who must flow through all we are doing. We believe that the Holy Spirit does indeed have the power to change lives – even of those who have achieved high levels of earthly “success”.
The fingers of the glove represent 5 critical elements of our strategy. The first finger is developing a process to connect with those we would like to talk to about Jesus. Living in the right place, joining the right clubs and circles and asking God for divine appointments is how the process begins.
The second finger is connecting people to credible Christians as most people in our ministry focus have never met a true follower of Jesus – especially one whom they would consider a peer. This is where Momentum Europe friends and partners play a significant role in helping to be credible witnesses for Jesus.
The final three fingers of the glove involve meeting with friends and contacts who have yet to meet Jesus, in a comfortable context (perhaps a cafe or private dinner party), building trusting relationships and sharing Christ in the context of an interesting topic.
We are very thankful for the many hearts of influential leaders on the Riviera that the Lord is opening to the Good News. It’s surely a process, but we are seeing breakthroughs. Please pray that God will continue to bring these men and women of means and influence to Himself and that He will use them for His glory as they come to fall more and more in love with Jesus.