Church members Graham & Pauline Stevens provide an update
The church at Romorantin-Lanthenay is alive and well! The last year has not been easy but, by God’s grace, we’ve managed to stay open for many weeks. God has been faithful, and we’re thrilled to see the work thrive.
One of our young people, Adrien, is studying at the Geneva Bible Institute and we’re grateful that he’s growing in his faith. (Wonder where God will lead him after he completes his studies?!) He’s a fine young man, full of enthusiasm. Over the year, other young people have been encouraged to serve in the church by leading worship and Bible studies.
Our oldest member, Gabriel, is nearly 102. He loves fellowship and likes sharing God’s Word, especially the Psalms, with folk who visit him. Even in lockdown God provided a Christian lady to care for him. As time goes by, Gabriel gets tired easily and suffers with various health problems.
At the end of the summer, we were able to have a “socially-distanced baptism”. It was great to gather together supporting Jonathan as he took this step in obedience. We’re grateful that Peter Calvert is helping us during our time without a Pastor. We’re also grateful to others who bring us God’s word. In the times when we haven’t been able to meet together in-person we gather “virtually”through YouTube and Jitsi. Our website shows a number of those meetings (see eperomorantin.mystrikingly.com).
To conclude, a few prayer requests:
· For safety during these difficult days of Covid.
· For our young people, that their faith will grow and deepen.
· For all those who bring us God’s word – that we may receive what the Lord is saying to us as a church. Please pray that those who are helping us bring us relevant teachings for the church here in Romorantin.
· We’d value prayer for Graham’s health: he’s been unwell with pneumonia for a longtime and so we’ve had to be careful in mixing with others, which has been very frustrating. He’s due to see a new consultant in Vierzon soon.