The APC Métropole Lilloise church was a house church for many years. But today, gathering more than 100 people (adults and children) from throughout the Lille metropolitan area (which has 1.2 million inhabitants, 2 hours north of Paris), it is no longer possible to meet in living rooms! God opened the doors in the summer of 2018 to buy a building, which meets all of the requests we asked for in our prayers! We tackled the numerous renovation projects together as a church, only using professional contractors when necessary, in order to create a welcoming space, which also respects the French legal requirements. The lockdown restrictions slowed down our work, but we finished the main floor in the summer of 2020 and were able to start holding services in October of that year! The main floor includes a worship sanctuary, 2 Sunday school rooms, and a kitchen/3rd Sunday school room. Work was then completed on a 4 bedroom apartment on the 1st floor in December 2020. And the work continues for an activity space, with 2 more bedrooms and a bathroom, on the 2nd floor. In addition to our numerous weekly church activities the building also hosts a ministry to migrants, through our partnership with the International Association for Refugees. Your gifts will allow us to reimburse those who loaned us money to buy the building, to finance our continued renovation needs, and to continue developing our ministries for the inhabitants of the Lille metropolitan area. Thank you for partnering with us to build God’s kingdom in France!
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