Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Putting a Face on Hope

Hope is crucial to life.

We have said that "when we conclude our lives don't matter, we lose the will to live?" European countries such as France rank among the highest in world suicide rates. But those numbers are still very low compared to the total population of these countries. So what does that indicate about many others who choose to keep breathing in spite of little hope? A recent UN study reported that 1 in 4 French people take some form of anti-depressants or tranquilizers.

Bringing hope for a passionate and more fulfilling life is one of our highest priorities in planting a church in Paris. And by the way, the same focus on hope is the cornerstone of many American churches that are the most effective in reaching those far from God.

This is a picture of preschool children in Paris. We want to create an environment where kids like these will see others with a God given passion for life and want what they see. Kids whose new life will impact others. World Changers.

Why are we most alive when we are pursuing a great dream?

This is our dream.

It takes teamwork to make the dream work.

Will you join us?

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