Friday was a long day for us, actually finishing with us climbing into bed at 4 AM Saturday morning. As usual we never do things by halves on these trips.
We wanted to walk towards one of the world’s most iconic landmarks which is around 8.5 km from where we were staying. We set out as usual and after a short while we were in our favourite place in Paris, Republic. The place where people go to protest and Atheism is Lord, but not on our watch. We were concerned that in the aftermath of the terrorist attack in Nice, our literature,” 4 reasons to smile “, would be seen as insensitive. That wasn’t the case, as usual the cross, a symbol of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, really upset Atheists.
One guy came over asking,” is this a joke? A parody?” They love a debate in France as long as you listen and they talk. Sadly this university graduate in Archeology said there was no historical evidence for Jesus. Wow!
another guy came over and took our side, he was a university lecturer, told the guy we had every right to be there and that he was being a fool. Meanwhile Alan prayed with a guy for healing.
There were opportunities to pray for the sick
I am no doctor, but I think this guy should have been in hospital. Prayed with him to receive healing in his leg.
We made it to the Eiffel Tower, where we recorded a message for a men’s event at the Brittania Stadium Stoke next year.
When we got back at 6pm the day was not over. we had been invited to speak at all night prayer vigil. So it was on the train to Northern Paris to the Church of the resurrection of the Nations.