*** MonEglise.net is evolving ***

It is with joy that I announce the launch of the new version of MonEglise.net.  Accessible to all, this website is one of the major tools developed by Top Chretien’s team to proclaim the Gospel on the Internet. The goal is to bring the church to  Internet users so they say, “if that’s the church, I want MY church!”

The novelty is that live services will be available on mobile phones and tablets. The team is determined to develop means that meet the needs of Internet users today.

To fit the mobile format, the length of programs has changed: they will last fourteen minutes instead of forty-five. Now you can watch the message directly while on public transportation or on a break (thanks to the video podcasts)! This new version has brought about other changes available as of Sunday, June 5 at 8 h 00 (France time). Be curious!

We know the impact that MonEglise.net has on people’s lives and hearts. Many stories, some more amazing than others, encourage us each day. Here’s an example:

Testimony of an Internet user on MonEglise.net:

“Hello, I want to share my testimony with you. For over a year I suffered terrible back pain; it was so painful that I could not remain standing longer than five minutes. Last night, I happened upon one of the sermons on MonEglise.net “How to get out of failure, ” and at the end of the girl’s testimony, I prayed with faith. I assure you that God has completely healed me, and now I no longer have back pain. Glory to God and thank you for your work … May God bless you.”

I invite you to encourage people around you who have no church or who no longer have one to visit the website. The lives of so many Internet users have been changed; it is also possible for your family, your friends, your colleagues! We know that God works through the Internet, and we want him to act on your behalf, too.

I want to sincerely thank the Top donors, without whom projects like this one would not be possible. MonEglise.net studios were installed directly on the premises that we recently acquired through donations. Let all the glory be to God who continues to inspire us and allows us to implement all these projects. I sincerely believe he blesses a hundredfold our generous donors, especially by changed lives, and that makes me happy!

I speak for the whole team by saying that you are on our hearts, and we have high hopes for the impact of this new version of MonEglise.net.

Together for changed lives,

Eric Célérier

PS: What do you think of this new project? I look forward to your feedback!

*** Hope for the Arab World! ***

Not long ago I went to my local church, called Philadelphia. As I was going in, a lady called me: “Hello, my name is Shérazade. I am Algerian. Are you Eric Celerier?” “Yes,” I replied. She said, “It’s amazing. I come to this church for the first time and when entering I prayed to the Lord saying: ‘Lord, I found the address of this church on the Internet. I do not know if it’s a good church. Allow me to meet someone I know.’ And now you’re the first person I meet when coming in. I follow you every day on MonEglise.net. I became a Christian on Top Chrétien in my country, Algeria. Jesus is my Savior, but my boyfriend persecuted me. I fled to France. I arrive in this church and I meet you first. God is so good!”

I must admit that this is one of those encounters that illuminate your service and encourage you to continue your efforts regardless of the difficulties. Thank you, Lord, for this divine connection and for all the Shérazades who seek you in countries where there is little or no religious freedom.

And I’m sure this will not have escaped your attention. Things are happening in the Arab world! An unprecedented thirst for freedom has touched several key Arab countries (see Said Oujibou’s article about it).

We know the one who gives true freedom. Jesus said to those who boasted of being the descendants of Abraham: “So if the son sets you free, you shall be free indeed. ” John 8.36

With the goal of both making Jesus, the Son of God known to Arabs, and of encouraging all those of Muslim origin who now know Jesus as their Savior, a new program will be offered to you on MonEglise.net. The name of this new program is MaCasbah.net * It is designed by Agape Mosaic, directed and produced by Agape 4 Media, and animated by Said and Fatima Oujibou, a couple whose passion for sharing the good news to Arabs is well known.

Every Friday, MonEglise.net will be transformed into MaCasbah. We want this place to be a citadel, a fortress, a friendly place for those who need to be strengthened in their faith, especially if they are Arabs. Spread the word to your friends … Make it buzz. Yes, share the hope for the Arab world! On Friday on MonEglise.net/macasbah

* MORE INFORMATION:

A live casbah every Friday night in the heart of Paris sparked the idea to benefit Internet users. We, therefore, decided to establish a new program in the continuity of MonEglise.net: Macasbah.net designed by Agape Mosaic, directed and produced by Agape Media 4. Since quality involves work, not only two hosts are behind the project, but 40 professionals including the Cedars Studio, S2sound, and Gramophone.

MaCasbah.net is a broadcast rich in programs: Since there are different ways to share one’s faith, music and dancing are featured. From Oriental to Hip Hop to break dancing by twelve artists: Yamina, Nacera, Deborah, Djam’s, Thibo, Lorenzo, Dj Smooth LS, and the group members of Saccah Crew participate. Eight speakers who went from Islam to Christianity: Said, Azadeh, Yamina, Fabienne, Djam’s, Fatima, Lorenzo, and Yannis were invited for one purpose: to share their faith.

The broadcast will be unveiled next Friday, March 18, 2011. From casbah to casbah through MonEglise.net.

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*** Let’s Share God’s Love! ***

MonEglise.net has just blown out its first candle: one year old already!

It’s time to take stock.

MonEglise.net in figures:

- 400,000 visits from 198 countries. France, Canada, Belgium, Ivory Coast, Switzerland, and Morocco, visited MonEglise.net the most.

- 50,000 people came directly  to MonEglise.net from the website ConnaitreDieu.com. (In English KnowingGod.net) That’s more than 100 people on a spiritual quest every day!

As a reminder, this is the first reason why MonEglise.net was developed – to bring the church to Internet users so that they say:  “If that’s the church, I want my church!”

But beyond numbers, which are always encouraging, what is important is that lives are changed. For example, this Internet user wrote to us recently: Thanks to “your website” I am born again. My joy is great, God bless you. God is great. He cured me of my depression. It has been one month that I no longer take antidepressants even though I took them for more than 10 years. God works miracles!

Wonderful, isn’t it? I invite you to watch this video clip for ConnaitreDieu.com! All excerpts are from recordings made for MonEglise.net.

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Why not share this video with you friends?

So Happy Birthday to MonEglise.net and may God bless all those involved in this great project: the pastors, artists, technicians, partners, donors and the Top Chrétien team.

Let’s continue to share God’s love through MonEglise.net.  It’s worth it!

What do you think? I would welcome your feedback and comments on the subject.

Eric

*** The Top Offices: Purchase Agreement has been signed! ***

I’m sure you have been following the fund-raising campaign for the purchase of the Top offices throughout the summer! Several thousand Christians were mobilized to pray and give so that the dream would become reality. If you are one of them, I want to say a big “Thank you” again on behalf of the entire Top Chrétien team and all the Internet users who benefit from this ministry.

Here’s how things went: the Monday after Pentecost Sunday, during a time of prayer, God put it on our hearts that the time had come for us to own the offices that we rent and expand the space to give the team more room to accomplish its mission: proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ through the Internet.

A few days later, though we hadn’t said anything to him, the owner contacted us and proposed that we acquire full ownership, that is, of our offices and of the other part of the house, which was more than double our workspace. After having had the property evaluated and negotiating the price, we reached an agreement. Then we approached you Top users to gather at least 300,000 Euros for the down payment to the bank. You answered the call with great generosity and encouragement. See this page, it is such a blessing!

Now, by the grace of God, we have met half the total. We believe that God will provide for what is missing. So, with great confidence in God, we signed the purchase agreement on September 16, 2010, as you can see in the video below.

TopMission, the organization, will buy the property. TopMission manages all the activities of the web portal Top Chrétien such as, TopChrétien.com, ConnaitreDieu.com, MonEglise.net, etc.. The President of the association, Nathalie Texier, was mandated by the General Assembly to carry out all the necessary steps. You see her signing the document in the video. TopMission is a recognized general interest organization, empowered to receive donations, give tax receipts, and, of course, buy offices to accomplish its objective.

Here is the agenda set at the signing: The final sale will take place November 30, 2010. Meanwhile, we have 20 days to prove that we have taken steps to seek the remaining funds from banks. Then, we have 40 days to obtain a loan agreement. That’s what the document states. However, we believe that God will provide for the full amount and we will not need a bank loan. This may sound crazy, but crazy and faith are two very similar words in the dictionary! We’re not crazy, but we have faith. How God will do it, I do not know; But, he will do it, that I know!

If we pay cash, we will not have to pay rent every month, and we will be able to invest more in Top Chrétien’s projects. Also, if God has already provided half the amount, why wouldn’t he provide the other half? Why limit God? It’s his work. It’s his kingdom. It’s for the salvation of souls for whom Christ died that we are buying this property! So count on him! He made water gush out of the rock, rained down manna, fed a prophet with crows … he is the same God we serve. As a friend wrote me recently: What God commands, he pays for!

Join your faith with mine and together let’s experience God’s provision. This purchase will not only be an encouragement to Top Chrétien, but for all of us, will also be further proof that our God is alive and that he owns gold and silver!

PS: If God leads you to talk about our need to those around you or to help the Top take this second step, we would be very honored. To donate, please contact:
David Broussard
Phone: 678-205-6859
FAX: 866-516-9404
givingfunds@ccfof.org

Mailing Address:
Christian Community Foundation of France
829 Stansbury Drive
Marietta, GA 30066
USA

The Christian Community Foundation of France is a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) organization, EIN #20-3098434.

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*** For one more soul… ***

The Top Chrétien Team is experiencing rather special times that I would absolutely love to share with you. Today I received this wonderful testimony by Rose Bishop: “Thank you for sending my message to the Top Chrétien members. Tell my pastor, Eric Célérier, that I have become God’s daughter. Top Chrétien has been a blessing to me. The Lord led me to your website and, as a result, I gave my life to Jesus and I found a church. This Sunday, I was baptized in Washington in the USA, where I live. Now I am officially part of God’s family! My life has been totally changed. I have no regrets for my decision. I am truly at peace and I know that heaven is my home.”

On this same day, July 19, 2010, we reached the significant statistic of two million people who had prayed to accept Jesus as Savior on the website KnowingGod.net, which exists in 16 languages! I would like for all two million of them to be just like Rose.

I believe that people like Rose are the reason why Top Chrétien and its services like MonEglise.net and KnowingGod.net exist! They are the reason why we have persevered day after day for 11 years to make Top Chétien advance. They are the reason why we want to buy our offices to make our “tent” larger and add members to our team. They are the reason why we continue to develop more and more innovative and effective tools.

Let’s go for the next “Rose” and the next million souls! To God be the Praise (in French, ADSL, à Dieu soit la louange)

Together for changed lives,

Your friend, Eric

*** How will you Respond to Pastor Claude Houde's Appeal? ***

Already more than 1000 Christians have committed themselves to support the project and more than half of the needed amount has been promised. This is truly wonderful! Some have promised 10 Euros and others, 10,000! The Bible states: “Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Cor. 9:7  Thank you to each one of these donors, for I know that much effort and sacrifice have been made, but they were made with joy! I am moved when I read the commentaries on the page Together, Let’s Buy Top Chrétien’s Offices!

More and more people understand that this is not just a real estate project. This goes much further: it’s a spiritual challenge! We want to be able to receive new team members, and thus, be able to receive more souls with the Gospel. We want to be able to develop new services on Top Chrétien.

This has been an extraordinary week! Decisions for Jesus by the thousands and, in particular, the son of one of our Top Chrétien team members who gave his life to Jesus on one of our websites, ConnaitreDieu.com! Imagine the joy of this father who found his son who was lost! This father is our treasurer and his son’s decision occurred the very same day that he wrote the letter of intention to the owner stating that we wanted to buy his property! At the same moment that our treasurer was making this very important step of faith, God saved his son. Thank you, Lord!

You see, this son is a living illustration of why we want to buy these offices: so that other sons and daughters will come back to their heavenly Father.

I would like to invite you to watch this video of Pastor Claude Houde of New Life Church in Longueuil. Thank you to him as well as to every pastor, church, or Christian who has added or would like to add his brick to the building.

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How to make a donation? Go to this page, click on donate to the right, fill in the amount, and complete the form. If you prefer to send a check, the address is indicated.

*** A Turning Point for Top Chrétien ***

Top Chrétien has experienced important events like, for example, launching the Thought for the Day, Top TV, KnowingGod.net, MonEglise.net or even this blog through which I am in direct contact with you :-)

And we are actively preparing a small revolution for the beginning of the school year with the launching of Top Music. Also in preparation is version 2 of MonEglise.net which should become accessible on French TV via FreeBox. Isn’t that great?

Today, the challenge before us isn’t programming a new section, but it’s buying our offices. To sum it up, we rent space too small for our team in a large house, and we have the opportunity to buy the entire house and, as the Bible says, extend the borders of our tent.

The Monday after Pentecost Sunday, several Top Chrétien leaders and my friend from Quebec, Pastor Paul Goulet, were praying in my office. During this time of prayer, God clearly indicated to us that we should buy our offices. However, at that time, they were not for sale. The following week, we got a phone call from the owner announcing that he was going to sell them while up to that time he had preferred that we leave! What an incredible turnaround!

So, since that morning, I have been praying for this situation and asking God: What do we do? One morning, my daily Bible reading brought me to 1 Kings 7 when God tells Elijah to go to a widow’s house to be given something to eat. He tells him, “I have ordered a widow to give you something to eat.” However, when Elijah asks the widow for something to eat, she is surprised because she didn’t know about it…In fact, God had already ordered it in the heavenly realms, but it still had to happen on the earth. To feed Elijah, God was going to use a simple widow for whom virtually nothing remained to eat and who was just waiting for her son and herself to die. However, God had another plan for this woman, and through her generosity, he was going to bless her and her son! God will even make her a promise. ‘For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says, “The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the Lord gives rain on the land.”‘ And later on, God even raises her son from the dead through the prophet that she had fed! What blessings flowed from her obedience!

This is how God showed me that he had ordered the purchase of our offices, and that he had even chosen Internet users to give for this purchase, even if they didn’t know about it yet! Maybe you are like this woman, surprised by this request, but if God wants to use you, he has even planned to bless you through your generosity, and to accomplish his word through you. I believe it with all my heart!

So, we are launching an information campaign for this project. For many years, we have chosen to be discreet in our requests for donations. Besides, 2 out of 3 Top Chrétien Internet users think that we do not make our financial needs known often enough (survey taken by 22,000 Internet users). We know how much money is a touchy subject in our French-speaking countries, and we do not want to hurt people’s sensitivity! However, it is also important that we make our needs known when we have them. And right now we have a very concrete and urgent need. For thirty days, Top Chrétien is going to very actively make this need known through the campaign: Together, Let’s Buy the Top Chrétien Offices! Of course, we are counting on God and our faith is in him. Nevertheless, we also believe that God wants to use each one of us to meet this need.

You can be part of the on-line campaign. Just click on this link

Together, Let’s Buy the Top Chrétien Offices

Thanks in advance for your prayers, your encouragement, your thoughts, and your generosity.

*** Are you a blessing? ***

I received this testimony from a young Swiss woman via Facebook. It really encouraged me, especially the post script, and I wanted to share it with you because it illustrates what the Holy Spirit does behind the computer screens.

I am a 17 year-old Swiss student. I have known Top Chretien for quite some time, and I regularly read the Thoughts for the Day and the messages for leaders. I have also been watching the MonEglise.net programs for several months. I truly wanted to thank you. I have always loved worship and that’s what drew me to MonEglise.net. I have tremendous experiences, and every week I can hardly wait until the next broadcast.

I don’t always listen to the preaching, but when I do, I find the teachings to be of good quality and well-adapted. I truly believe that God can do great things through your work and the work of your team, regardless what certain people may say. The Internet is an excellent means of evangelism, but also simply a means of getting together, and I find that you make magnificent use of it! We also clearly see your passion for God, and that, that’s fantastic. :-D

I would sincerely like to encourage you to continue all the work that you do, in spite of the difficulties, and, especially, in keeping simplicity. That’s all, I don’t know if one day you will read this message, but I really wanted to encourage you and to thank you! Finally, and briefly, my goal was to particularly encourage you for MonEglise.net, even if the other things are also great!

PS I know that God loves watching you :-) and seeing the impact that this has on us, it’s fantastic. :-D

I didn’t know this young student, but when I shared this testimony with my Swiss friends, they told me that they knew her very well and that she had a very difficult health issue. I would also like us to pray for her and tell her how much we appreciate her whole heart for the Lord and her spirit of encouragement. Go ahead, young woman, God is going to move in your life, he is already doing it, because you are a blessing!

Why not imitate this young woman, and develop a spirit of encouragement by telling those who bless us how much we appreciate what they do for us? It’s good to be blessed, but it’s even better to be a blessing! There is more joy in giving than in receiving…