MTW team started work in Marseille in the early 1980s. Initial stages of the work included revitalizing two older churches. During the 1990s the team planted a new church on the Northeast side of Marseille in the suburb of Plan de Cuques. Since then, one additional church was begun in 1996 on the south side of the city in the community called "the King of Spain." This second work was organized in 2006 and is moving toward maturity. Typically it takes 15 to 20 years for a new church plant to reach maturity in France. This is rocky soil for the gospel; but our God can do the impossible, such as transform our hearts of stone to hearts of flesh (Ezekiel 11).
The Cobbs are instilling a vision for church planting in Europe.
Nelly is a native of France, currently serving in Marseille.
The Wessels have served with Mission to The World since 1979, ministering in France.
Across Europe missionaries are watching the Spirit move with a rapidly accelerating pace as God opens door after door.SEE MORE
An aging Frenchman never accepted the notion that he should retire. He preferred talking with his neighbors about God’s love.SEE MORE
Europe is the new “dark continent.” Churches are being turned into bars and museums. But does that mean the European Church is without hope?SEE MORE
Pray for two women, Monika and Andrea, who have recently come to faith against the odds in a hard-to-reach, largely atheistic European city.
Pray for Monika, that God would continue to heal her, give her a new purpose, and protect her life from physical harm, and for Andrea, that she would grow deep roots of faith and be a witness to those like her—unlikely subjects—of the reality of the grace of God.
Pray for the declining Church in Europe. Many see Europe as post-Christian and without hope. But we know that Christ will build His church.
Pray for our church-planting efforts in France. Pray for the believers there to boldly share their faith with others.
Give thanks to God for a movement of the Spirit spreading across Europe opening doors that have been long-shut.