Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Nancy Speaks at Charisma Church in Paris, France

Last weekend, Nancy Alcorn was invited back to speak at the largest church in France, Charisma Church in Paris, with approximately 10,000 members. Nancy was so honored to get to visit this dynamic church again and see the growth since her last visit four years ago. She spoke on Friday night, August 14 at a women’s gathering and again on Sunday for all three of their packed-out Sunday services. Pastors Pedro and Natalie Nuno not only pastor the largest church in France, but they have also raised up leaders to help plant over 130 churches throughout the nation. They are truly impacting the people of France! As Pastor Natalie interpreted for Nancy, there was a great sense of expectancy and anticipation among the people as Nancy shared stories of freedom and transformed lives. Nancy also spoke about vision and encouraged the church in their ministry.

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Nancy was accompanied on this trip by her Executive Assistant, Cassidy Carlgren and the Fitness Manager at our Nashville Mercy home, Nandi Pryce. Nandi played soccer while she was in college at UCLA and also played for a gold medal winning USA team. When the pastor found out that Nandi had been a gold medalist and had actually played in France at the national stadium, he asked her to share her experiences with the congregation at every service because soccer is such a huge pastime in France!

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Another highlight of this trip for Nancy was reconnecting with church members that she had met in 2005. This is what she had to say about her visit:

“I was approached by a nice young man after the last service on Sunday who wanted to let me know that when I was there four years ago, that he was there as a visitor and when I gave the altar call, he came up and asked Jesus into his heart. Now, four years later, he’s serving there and living strong for the Lord. He wanted to say thank you. We were blessed beyond words by the awesome people in this great church.”

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We are excited that churches like Charisma have embraced the vision of Mercy Ministries and have committed their support. Thank you for your prayers as we continue to take the message of hope and freedom to the nations, and see God extend His mercy to hurting people all over the world.