*** Things are Happening! ***

ONE PASSION …

Things are happening in Israel! Jews for Jesus, an international evangelistic organization, is ready to become our partner for the Hebrew website.

Things are also happening in Indonesia. We are testing an original evangelism approach in French via Facebook. Did you know that in Jakarta alone (capital of Indonesia) there are 17 million Facebook users? We are now in contact with an organization in the country for our first steps. Let’s pray...

Curious to see our Facebook version of ConnaitreDieu? Click on this link: http://tinyurl.com/connaitredieu Great, isn’t it? I like it!

Our "video learning platform" is ready. TopFormations is already running on it and soon we are going to use it to offer training specifically for people new to the faith like "12 Days to Discover the Bible" or "40 Days with Jesus".

Take heart, friends. The journey will be long, but our cause is wonderful.

All the Best for Jesus,

Eric Célérier
Founder, TopChrétien and ConnaitreDieu.com

*** Make a Buzz with ConnaîtreDieu.com! ***

The Top Chrétien Team is doing everything they can to get ConnaîtreDieu.com moving!

Many Internet users are on a spiritual quest and our deepest desire is to help them discover the God of love as a response to their questions. To this end, we launched a ConnaîtreDieu.com poster contest on Facebook open to all!

The principle was simple: to provide Internet users with the  ConnaîtreDieu.com logo and invite them to participate by creating their own posters for the site. The participants then saw their posters directly online on the ConnaitreDieu.com Facebook page, and had to encourage their friends to vote for their posters (number of  “like” clicks on Facebook acting as votes).

The great thing about this contest is that people who did not yet know the ConnaîtreDieu.com website voted for the posters. A “word of mouth” effect was created for the website and new people could hear about God in this way. We pray that they were touched by what they read.

The contest also helped develop ideas for highly innovative posters that the Top team can use to promote the ConnaitreDieu website and thus, ConnaitreDieu.com can touch even more lives! Finally, different Internet users could get involved with us by sharing their posters. A truly united team effort brought forth its fruit!

Gifts (DVDs, CD cards, books, caps, etc..) worth more than  500 € were offered to the five winners whose creativity we applaud. The first three posters were chosen with votes on Facebook. Then, the ConnaîtreDieu.com jury appointed its own two winners to avoid penalizing the last participants who sent in their posters shortly before the close of voting on Facebook.

A total of 156 posters were sent in, each one making its impact. You can find them by clicking here!

A big thank you to all the brave participants who invested themselves in us! In this blog, discover the achievements of the five winners of this contest, which was a first. To do again? What do you think?

We would be interested in reading your comments, ideas, suggestions. It’s always a pleasure to read them and have your feedback so we can improve and allow a greater number of people to hear about Jesus Christ!

Together for changed lives,

Eric Célérier and the Top Chrétien Team

PS : Visit “Ensemble, faisons connaître Dieu” and make a buzz with ConnaîtreDieu.com !

*** Do You Use Facebook? ***

Here is Wikipedia’s definition of Facebook: “Facebook, created by Mark Zuckerberg, is a social network website to gather together close friends or new friends. It has more than 350 million members worldwide. According to Alexa Internet, it is the second most visited website in the world. (google.com)

Most youth use Facebook today. If Facebook were a country, it would be the 4th largest country in the world! Using Facebook to share the Gospel seems indispensable to me. That’s why since November 2009, we began our “Jesus.net” fan page on Facebook. This page already has more than 10,000 fans. I would like us together to try to reach 100,000 fans! Do you agree to accept this challenge? Together, I believe that we can do it!

What is Jesus.net? It is the network name which includes the following websites: TopChretien.com, ConnaitreDieu.com, MonEglise.net, GodRev.com, … It is especially the name of Jesus that we want to make known together!

Statistics of Jesus.net Fan page on Facebook

The goal of our fan page is to make Jesus known on Facebook.  You can help us do it! How can you help?

  1. Go to the fan page at http://www.facebook.com/jesus.net and make sure that you are already a fan. If you are not one yet, become a fan right away!
  2. To the left of the page, you have the little phrase “Suggest to friends”. Click on it and invite all your friends to become fans of Jesus.net, too.
  3. Make a comment on the page. Every time that you write something, your friends will know it! So, for example, tell us why you love Jesus… Try to write something every week.

In one of my next blogs, I will tell you how we were able to get the domain name Jesus.net. Again, it’s one of those miracles for which God has the secret!

Until then, I would like to know what you think about this: do you think that it is necessary to use Facebook to announce the Gospel? Do you have any ideas on this subject? Do you have special skills relating to Facebook?

I would like to develop a Facebook application to easily share the Gospel with friends: the Father’s love letter in an individualized style. Unfortunately, no one on our team has this skill. Please pray that we find this rare pearl and if you are this rare pearl, contact me.

Together let’s move into action!