For many years the nearly one million Turkish speaking people in France were completely unreached by the gospel. The Turkish-speaking people are an isolated group of people, well known for their lack of integration into the French culture and society.
Following numerous consultations with pastors of local churches in the centre as well as the south of Brittany, the team could picture a painful reality of some of their most isolated church members – Operation Lighthouse was their response.
From 26th October to 4th November, young people armed with green banana bags filled with tracts, braved the crowds on the quay sides as well as in the streets of Saint-Malo. Their goal? To share the love of Jesus with those taking part in the Route du Rhum.
“…I shared that somehow, I needed to write a blog post about this experience,” says Anja. “Why? Because the life I described to you at the beginning of this post didn’t fit my definition of what the “classic life” of a missionary looks like. Getting noodles delivered to my bedside because I was sick while visiting a foreign country seemed to fit my definition a lot better.”