We believe that the best way to understand our relationship with the Father is through the "idea of a story." He is telling a story through humanity, countries, cultures, regions, cities, neighborhoods, families and individuals.
We, at YWAM Bridges of Life, have been invited into the story of a people who have been in this region for centuries. It is the story of the Huguenots, or the French Protestants.
Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort is a very unique town with a very unique history of faithfulness, compassion, determination, tenacity, boldness, and fearlessness. Just after the Protestant Reformation our city quickly became 98% Protestant. Over the centuries they hid and protected the Jews. They inspired and encouraged peaceful resistance in the face of persecution. And they refused to flee, back down or deny their faith when confronted with a martyr's death.
We believe that the roots of this spiritual passion will once again be fanned into flames as revival fires are ignited.
HIGH SCHOOL BUS MINISTRY
The ministry of l’Espace Lycéen functions out of a repurposed bus near a high school (“lycée”) in the town of Saint-Christol-lès-Alès. The first part of the ministry involves distributing flyers to students and inviting them to come to the space. Many of the high school students desire to practise the English language, so it is easy to begin conversations with them and have opportunities to share testimonies.
God has given us an amazing centuries-old Château as our base. We are developing some of the land as an organic garden and hope to add chickens in the future. Let us know if you would like to sow into the land, literally!
Every Thursday night, we have a time of worship that is open to the public. We love it when our friends from the village and near by cities are able to join us as we glorify our Father in Heaven.
La Celle is a large community for those in difficulty (homeless, immigrants, etc.) located about 25 minutes from Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort. When able, we send students and teams to minister to the children and adults through games, face-painting, Bible puppet shows and more.