Alan's Heart for Europe
The first step towards a vision given to Alan years ago
Frontline Missions responded to God's call by reaching out to churches in Barcelona, Spain, and Marseilles, France through friendship, prayer, and worship. Similar to Joshua and the walls of Jericho, intercession was made so that the hearts of the people would be softened and the "walls" would come down that stand between them and a saving knowledge of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Going to the high points, ports, and historic locations within these cities, language barriers were bridged through worship and the declaration of Jesus' name. Frontline Missions strives to honor and come alongside local churches, and these simple acts of obedience have cemented new relationships, knit our hearts together, brought people to Christ, sowed a lot of "Gospel Seed", and resulted in an invitation to return as the lord may lead.
Leadership Training for Pastors
Frontline Missions France Efforts
Frontline Missions team to Marseille, France in 2022. Street evangelism with Richard Sharp and our partners in France.
Frontline Stories: France
From Paragon Ministries, our partners in France.
Sunday evening we went to the beach with many from our church and the six who wanted to be baptized in water. What happened was really cool! As we gathered to hear their confession of faith in Jesus, many others gathered to listen. Even in the water, when we started baptizing the six, new followers of Jesus, crowds (mostly children) came around and watched and celebrated with us, may of them muslim or agnostics. We had great conversations sharing the Gospel with those who asked questions. One sows and one waters and God brings the growth (I Cor. 3:6-8)."
"The church in Marseille continues to grow and multiply at new levels. Pray for the building purchase, that we would be given a date to sign the church purchase documents (the process has been dragging).
Thank you Heidi for your continued partnership. We praise God for you as we continue to bring the gospel to Marseille, France, Europe and beyond!
Hugs and kisses.
Matt and Christy"
How We Started Going to France Interview with Heidi Winter Aug, 2023
“About six years ago, right after Alan died, I traveled to North Carolina to the Manna Church in Fayetteville. I had gone to someone’s house for lunch and they had someone that they knew for many years that was visiting, the wife of a missionary. She was visiting them from France. She was with us at their table. She began telling us the things that were going on in France.
While we were there I just felt in my heart, as she was talking about building a leadership training center, to train people in Marseille, France, and train them to go to other parts of France and Europe to spread the Gospel of Jesus. As she was talking I felt the whisper of the Holy Spirit in my heart saying “You need to give money toward this endeavor and that you in time will be going to see them.” And, so, He told me the amount that I needed to give was $1000 and that we would in time go see them. I came home and gave the money to them. I told her that I was supposed to invest in her. And I was really excited about that.
About a year or two later we went to France for the first time. We looked them up and I followed after what the whisper of the Holy Spirit had said to me. At that time we were going to go to Barcelona, Spain and to Marseille, France. When we were praying about going I felt led that we were to go to each city three times. This was very unusual, we had never done this before. We were supposed to go and bring a worship team and help the leaders of the churches there to “lift up the hands that hang down,” as Scripture says, to help them, encourage them, and strengthen what they were doing. We were supposed to be a support to them and go pray around different parts of their city. So we were supposed to worship and pray. And we were supposed to go to different high places, or ports because both of them are city ports. And wherever their team wants us to pray and go with them that we would support them, and worship and pray, and break down the evil things that were in those countries.
We went one time to Barcelona. Now we have gone two times to Marseille. We are supposed to go three times to each of these cities and then we can start moving north to wherever they want us to go, wherever God’s leading us to go.
We anticipate having another trip to Marseille and two more trips to Barcelona. That was a need, as these were the only American missionaries that were working with them at this time in France. And that would be with Matt and Christy Rasch. They are Americans. Their children have come back and two of their five children are in American colleges right now.
So, that’s what we are doing in France!”