*** 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.

*** Pastor Mamadou Karambiri Sends Out an Appeal ***

Pastor Mamadou Karambiri has sent out an appeal from Burkina-Faso to all French-speaking Christians. He has been Top Chrétien’s friend for many years. He has supported this ministry with his prayers, with his advice to the leadership team, and now, with this video.

His Story: Born into a very devout Muslim family in Tougan, in northwest Burkina-Faso, Pastor Mamadou Karambiri was initiated from his youth into Muslim traditions and reading Koranic verses in the city of Bobo-Dioulasso. At the age of ten, he came into contact with Christianity when he hid so that he could go to his village’s Catholic mission and read the journals about the martyrs in Uganda and other magazines about the baby Jesus. These stories made an impact upon him as a child. As it is for every good high school student, sports activities, especially handball and basketball, began to monopolize his soul. God and religion took second place in his life, and it was in this atmosphere of spiritual darkness that the Lord delighted to reveal himself to him in Toulouse, in June 1973, while he was studying econometrics in his last undergraduate year.

Lay preacher since January 1977 and Minister of the Gospel full-time since January 1990, Mamadou Karambiri was recognized and established as an apostle in January 2004, made “Knight of the National Order” by the President of Burkina-Faso in December 2005, and elevated to the rank of Doctor of Divinity in July 2007 by LOGOS Christian University of Florida. Trained as an economist, he was successively Director of Trade Promotion at the National Foreign Trade, Commercial Director of Faso Fani (the National Textile Company), and Director General of Faso Yaar (the largest distribution company in the country at the time). During his career, he has also served as Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council, Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce, and Chairman of the Board of the Airline Company “Naganagani.”

Pastor Karambiri continues to travel the world today, especially the French-speaking world, to announce the message of salvation. He preaches the Word of God at Bethel Israel Tabernacle, the Church headquarters of the International Center for Evangelism. See the website http://www.cie-mia.org

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Pastor Karambiri addresses French-speaking Christians with a solemn appeal and challenges us. After watching this video, if the Lord calls you to act, you can do so by clicking here.

I pray that thousands will rise up and respond to this appeal. And you, what will you do?