Field of Service: France
Mission Organization: MSC Canada
Ministry: Brad & Catherine Dickson have been serving in France for nearly 40 years. Brad is from Saskatchewan and Catherine is French. They have been involved primarily in Church planting and leadership training. They have participated in four Church plants and are currently considering launching out into a fifth project. At this point in their ministry, they focus particularly on training and encouraging younger French leaders. To accomplish this, they spend hours in discipleship and mentoring with a view to multiplication. Brad also teaches in a Bible School and in a Church planters training programme they helped to found. They also have a love for foreign students whom they help with integration into a new culture and to whom they present the Gospel.
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Praise & Prayer:
Dear brothers and sisters at Bethel Bible Chapel,
We praise God for His grace in providing for our needs so faithfully, and for the generosity His people. Thank you for your gift last month. These reminders of God’s faithfulness help us practically but also encourage us in our work, remembering that the Lord is with us.
Service for the Lord is full of ups and downs. Some weeks we are very encouraged, others, we wonder if our service is making any impact. For example, a man who was reading the Bible very eagerly with us and whom we thought close to conversion has started showing signs of disinterest by forgetting or putting off appointments we have made to meet together.
On the other hand, the free French classes Catherine has started for ladies seem to be going well. They are attended mostly by Chinese, but there are also Koreans and recently a Russian woman. Catherine explains a point of interest about French Culture, gives a little grammar lesson, then has them read a portion of the Bible. It is encouraging to see that they come back each week and ask for more.
Please pray that the Holy Spirit will work, opening people's eyes to understand the Gospel and see their sin and their need of Christ. Please pray for us, that we would serve faithfully and diligently.
We also pray for your witness where God has placed you.
Joyfully in Christ,
Brad and Catherine Dickson