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Hope and Joy – Nîmes

The following is a description of a ministry project of Impact France in collaboration with Hope and Joy – Nimes .

Hope and Joy – Nîmes

Hope and Joy in Nîmes is the fruit of a ministry set-up in Montpellier years prior, when two pastoral couples became aware of the extent of prostitution in the region. Touched to the core by human trafficking, and given the large number of victims in the Nîmes region, a team from Hope and Joy Montpellier came to Nîmes to present their work to the city’s pastoral ministry, with a view to collaborate with local churches. Several felt called to response, and in June 2016 the first street ministry began and the Nimes association was created in January 2017. Since then, they have started day and night outings and developed activities in and around the city of Avignon and Nîmes.

In Nîmes there are 16 volunteers, and 50 in total counting the 3 branches in Nîmes-Avignon, Montpellier, and Béziers -Narbonne. 

The teams of these 3 branches travel together the roads of the surrounding areas in converted vehicles, meeting around 250 people across key sites. They organize times of worship in the vicinity of these sites, and provide young women in prostitution situations with small gifts, cards with verses, bracelets of various colors with words of encouragement, drinks, and distribute dozens of Bibles in Spanish, Romanian, French and Italian. Most importantly, they offer them emotional support during these times as needed as well as through programmed services at certain times of the year.

Volunteers from the 3 branches of Hope and Joy also intervene in 5 brothels every 6 weeks on the Spanish border, serving 300 people with a greater potential for outreach, where chaplaincy services are provided.

This dedicated team of volunteers needs financial support to be able to continue to finance their ministry outings, especially on the Spanish border, and extend these activities by additional outings to other sites.

Will you prayerfully consider partnering with them through your generosity?

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Project Website:

https://www.hopeandjoy.fr/

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Project Address:

1035 route de Nîmes 30350 Lédignan

Project Region:

Occitanie

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