Schaller Family News
"Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." Matthew 4:19
In 2010 we met a Muslim student named Adam. We were blessed to be the first Christian group he’d ever met. Do you remember him? We wrote about him in May 2010, March ’14, and June ’15. After five years of learning about Jesus within Agapé, he put his faith in Christ. That was in 2015. God has done incredible things since then.
Now he is a student-leader with Agapé in Montpellier. God gave him the vision of taking French students on mission to his hometown in a Muslim country. They are currently there! Would you please pray for Adam and this group? Pray that God would open hearts to the Good News. Pray for safety. Pray that Adam’s story would inspire his hometown friends to investigate Jesus, even if it takes five years or more! Pray that the French students would build good relationships, listen well, and take faith steps.
We are simply in awe of how God brought Adam from Islam to seeking to believer in Christ. Now he’s brave enough to take the Good News to his hometown. What a risk! And not just that; he’s spurring French believers on by “sending” them alongside himself. This is what we dream about: disciples making disciples. Praise God for his faithfulness! We can’t wait to see what He does with this trip.
We had a good problem recently. Our main evangelism website, atoi2voir.com, had so many visitors it needed to be moved to a bigger server with higher security. This site aims to reach people who have not heard much about God, and it is actually quite popular in France. It sees an average of 46,000 visitors each month, with most of them coming from online searches. These people are hungry for answers but either too bashful to ask anyone, or maybe they don’t know any believers to ask. It’s easy to turn to the internet with questions because it’s low in risk and high in information. Each page allows readers to “ask a question.” A team of French-speaking volunteers are ready to answer these questions.
This week, the site was moved to the new server. Trent has been doing this exact thing for a dozen sites over the past few months, so by now he has the process down. Hours of preparation meant that the switch happened in the blink of an eye, and the site was not interrupted. Thank you for praying for the people who visit these sites, the response team who answers questions and hopes to connect seekers to more believers, the writers and video-makers who create the sites, and the tech-support team like Trent as they regularly deal with hackers and transitions. Also, if you would like to help answer questions from the English (or French) websites, please contact us.
Thank you for your prayers and support!
Love, Trent, Tara, Lydia and Rachel