Eglise Torrent de Vie
The following is a description of a ministry project of Impact France in collaboration with FEEBF.
Eglise Torrent de Vie
“He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” – Luke 10:2
Dear brothers and sisters, my name is Elvira Gris, and I have been a part-time pastor at the Torrent de Vie church in the city of Le Puy-en-Velay starting in 2022. Our local church is composed of 15 committed members. The Torrent de Vie church is attached to the union of evangelical Baptist churches of France (FEEBF). Also since 2021, I have been working part-time with Bible Missions in communications.
I started to serve him at the age of 17, in 2004, in the field of praise through music in the Paris area. In 2008 in a Methodist church in London, I met a pastor, a music teacher, who took me under his wing. He taught me the biblical principles of worship, how to bring exhortations and preaching in the church, how to have a heart for evangelism and of course to deepen my theoretical and practical knowledge of the worship ministry. In 2011, I studied theology, worship and music at London School of Theology for 2 years then at the Faculté de Théologie Evangélique de Vaux-sur-Seine, until the Master 2. Afterwards, I became a missionary with the France Mission church union in Firminy and St-Etienne, a church to be consolidated and another one to be implanted. I then worked in the fields of evangelism, teaching and worship with Chinese churches in Paris, worship groups in local churches in France, the CIJEM Institute and others, until the Lord, through the FEEBF, proposed me to be a part-time pastor in Puy-en-Velay.
Today, the ministry at the Eglise Torrent de Vie is going well. However, since the work is becoming more and more intense, we have decided, by mutual agreement with the Bible Mission, not to continue my part-time commitment in January 2023. I wish to give more time to the church through my gifts.
That is why I am first of all looking for prayer partners in this double ministry, for the advancement of a part of the Kingdom of God which is in Puy-en-Velay.
Secondly, I am looking for financial missionary support in order to be able to fully concentrate and dedicate myself to this double ministry that God is putting before me: teaching, helping relationships, training leaders – creating musical events in the city of Le Puy and the continuous training of worship groups that would allow a solid support in these events.
I am convinced that God wants to reveal Himself to this country, France, and I am convinced that even in a city such as Le Puy-en-Velay, a place that is so spiritually tested, God wants to and above all can do great things!
Do you have France at heart? Does the pastoral ministry, evangelism and music in the city of Le Puy-en-Velay speak to you? If so, then join me, join us in becoming a partner in this project.
- Pray for the formation of the leaders of the Torrent de Vie church
- Pray for people who are new to the church, the spiritual follow-up. May the Lord strengthen their faith.
- Pray for a good understanding with the authorities of the city of Le Puy-en-Velay
- Pray that the Torrent church will be a church at the service of the city with a missionary heart.
According to the Baptist Federation salary schedule, in order to fund the gross half-time salary, I should seek support of 1,563.22 € (~ $1,700) monthly. The amount would cover the salary and social charges.
Blessings on all and forever be glory, strength and honor to our God!
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