*** A Dream becomes Reality! ***

Eric and Paul Goulet in Paris

“If God put a dream in your heart, write it down, keep it like a treasure … persevere oh oh persevere …” Olivier Cheuwa’s song tells us. For me, this song was an encouragement to persevere. I even made it my cell phone ring to remind me to never give up.

In 2009, Muriel and I were on a trip to Israel with our friends from Las Vegas, Paul and Denise Goulet. We were helping them discover this country that we love so much.

We were in Jerusalem in the hotel swimming pool, and there we began to dream together about Biblical training online for Christians and new believers. We even imagined a series of courses, lasting long enough to  produce a real change in lives!

We were so enthusiastic that we literally stayed in the pool for hours and we came out with very wrinkled skin. It was a little like as if we had just invented the iPad for Biblical training! A new tool that would make way for the transformation of thousands of people’s lives through the Holy Spirit’s action.

Then, we saw God begin to open doors. He put outstanding teachers in our path. John Maxwell gave his permission for  “leadership” training in French, which was filmed last month in Las Vegas.

Our team developed the application after months of research and improvements. It is called TopFormations, and it is actually being tested with the course called “40 Days to Revolutionize Your Finances”. I think a revolution is beginning!

Eric Célérier

*** Imagine! ***

Oh no, that’s not a photo of my boat. But, when I saw the name -IMAGINE- on this nice speedboat during a stay in Corsica, I couldn’t keep myself from taking a picture for you. :-)

IMAGINE is also the beginning of the statement which sums up the dream of Jesus.net (a network of international partners whose goal is evangelism through the Internet). Here it is: “Imagine a world with every single person having free access to the Gospel, knowing God, growing in Jesus, and sharing faith easily…” This is what we want to do through this tremendous network, Jesus.net. Share the Gospel with everyone and everywhere.

IMAGINE is also a vision for the future. I want to imagine, by faith, everything that God is going to do. I already imagine Indonesia, the largest Muslim country in the world, reached by the Gospel. Did you know that in Jakarta alone (capital of Indonesia) there are 17 million Facebook users? Would you join me in prayer for this country?

IMAGINE is just a simple word allowing us to dream and to see what God can do through ordinary people like you and me. When I started Top Chrétien in 1999, I think I was far from imagining all that it has become today. Would I have imagined such developments? Such encouragement? Such an impact in the lives of Internet users of whom you are perhaps a part? Here are some testimonies to illustrate my point.

“My brother decided to return to church after many messages received via PassLeMot. Thank you Lord.”

“A cousin who isn’t a Christian thanks me because PassLeMot does him a lot of good and reminds him not to forget God.”

“I was an atheist and my life changed on this website. It’s too immense, and there is no word on earth to describe it.”

“Thanks to the Top I have the feeling of really being part of a big family.”

“I knew a young Christian through your website, oh so helpful. He gave me a Bible in Arabic and he put me on the way of the Lord Jesus. Since then, I never cease to grow in faith and obedience (despite difficult conditions) because I was born and live in Algeria.”

“Thanks to your messages, my life changes from day to day.”

“Top Chrétien is a revolutionary tool that allows us to receive and share.”

So keep moving forward and IMAGINE what God will do. ”The sky’s the limit” as the saying goes. And I think that’s what God wants for the Top and for each one of us …

Thank you for being a part of this dream of God. I imagine you like Aaron and Hur holding up Moses’ arms on the mountain while Joshua and the people of God were fighting in the valley. Thank you for holding up our two arms, our vision and our passion, while our team is in the battle.

Together, IMAGINE what God will do with us in 2012! And let him use us as he sees fit. What do you think? Do you have stories to share?

Together for changed lives,

Eric