Our family is headed to France this summer to serve at [iccp], our home church for 5 years! The calling God put on our hearts for France is still alive and well and we are beyond thrilled to be taking two teams (23 people) to serve with us this summer. It is a privilege for us to get to include friends and supporters on this journey, and we'd like to invite you, as well! In addition to those joining us physically, we need you to join us in prayer and to financially partner with us to make this trip happen. Each person on our trip is responsible to raise $2,500. That goes for Olivia, Lexi and me too.
To Give online: http://christianassociates.org/who/our-staff/teal-and-megan-rapp
To say we are excited is a massive understatement. This is an incredible opportunity for us for many reasons. We are thrilled to be able to work alongside the staff at [iccp] and serve the 100+ kids that will attend the Aixtraordinary Journey camp during July. For most of these kids, this is the ONLY time in their lives they will hear the good news of Jesus. Startling news for a country that is defined as "Christian". But the numbers compiled by Operation World tell a different story. Did you know that...
* Less than 1% of French people are evangelical Christians
* The Church in Africa is growing 50 times faster, and the Church in Asia is growing 43 times faster than the Church in Europe
*Europe is an economic, political, and ideological powerhouse
Many families in the UK and France do not have physical needs, they have "just enough." But, almost all of these families just need Jesus. According to Operation World, Europe has the lowest percentage of Christ Followers pursuing Jesus in the world. Even Asia, where the predominant religion is Islam, has a higher percentage of believers than Europe.
North America 26.8%
Latin America 16.7%
In the next few weeks, you'll be hearing from Olivia and Lexi about what this opportunity means to them! Until then, I'll leave you with a little preview of what camp prep week looks like!
[iccp] camp prep...http://youtu.be/W8Hlm9Abj9U