Samir Salibi with wife Joanna, sons Maxim and Liam.
By Carl Stagner
The Church of God in Paris, France, is relatively new. It wasn’t until 1989 that the Church of God came to Paris, and not by way of the Church of God in the United States and Canada. The Church of God in Lebanon planted the Church of God in Paris. So when the refugee crisis of 2015 resulted in more than a million Middle Eastern refugees arriving in Europe, the Church of God in Paris was uniquely qualified to respond. Samir Salibi, leader of the Church of God ministry in Paris known as @home, was once an immigrant, himself, also from Lebanon. As you might imagine, the Church of God is especially looking forward to what God has placed on his heart for Convention 2019 & General Assembly. Continue reading
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An early member of the church presenting a gift of a photo of the first congregation in Abidjan.
By Carl Stagner
Twenty years ago, the picture of the Church of God in Côte d’Ivoire looked nothing like it does today. Roughly twenty-five individuals, mostly English-speaking immigrant Christians from other African countries outside of French-speaking Côte d’Ivoire, composed the new fellowship. Near the end of November 2017, the Church of God in Côte d’Ivoire celebrated its twentieth anniversary, and the incredible kingdom gains that have taken place approximately twenty-five pastors—and two thousand believers—later. Missionaries Larry and LeAnn Sellers have been there since the beginning and were present at the anniversary. To mark the occasion, we offer the Church of God beyond Côte d’Ivoire a brief look back at how God has been at work over the past two decades in this West African nation, as well as a glimpse of where the ministry is headed. Continue reading
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Par Larry Sellers
Nous sommes heureux de recevoir plusieurs délégués francophones pour ce Rassemblement Mondial pour la première fois tenu ici à Anderson. Ils viennent de plusieurs pays, tel que la France, la Côte d’Ivoire, le Burkina Faso, le Burundi, l’Haïti, le Liban, le Canada et aussi les États-Unis. Pour cette occasion, nous avons proposé plusieurs éléments pour faciliter leur séjour parmi nous. On compte parmi ces choses, les suivants: Continue reading