France Student Mission Trip
We invite you to join us for a Student Discovery trip to France from July 14-24, 2023, which will include a stop in three cities that have some of the largest Jewish populations in France, a country where there is a great need for the gospel and Bible-believing churches.
Tentative Cost: $2995.00 including airfare, lodging, meals, local transport, and admission to certain sites. Cost is subject to adjustment depending on prevailing airfare and lodging rates.
Our team will gather in Hixson, Tennessee on July 11 for two days of training and preparation on July 12 and 13, prior to departure. Transportation from Hixson to Atlanta will be provided.
A BRIEF ITINERARY
July 14 – Departure for France from Atlanta.
Day 1 – Saturday, July 15 – Arrive in Paris at Charles de Gaulle International Airport. Meet our host, IBJM Missionary Didier Silberstein, for transport to the Bible Institute at Villebon, where we will have a good meal, rest, and spend our first night.
Day 2 – Sunday, July 16 – Church service at the Baptist Church in Paris with Pastor Emmanuel Bozzi, followed by a fellowship meal. Afternoon visit to some of the best sights in Paris (Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and the banks of the Seine River). Evening meal at the Institute at Villebon.
Day 3 – Monday, July 17 – All day in Paris, with missionary Philippe Pluchon, evangelistic outreach in the heart of the Jewish quarter of Le Marais and lunch on the streets. Walking visit of Place des Vosges, Museum of the Shoah, Notre Dame de Paris, finishing with a tour of Reformation (Protestant) Paris, led by Pasteur Bozzi. Evening meal and night at the Institute of Villebon.
Day 4 – Tuesday, July 18 – Leave by van for Larodde in Auvergne, central France. Picnic on the way, with afternoon arrival and visit of Mt. Dore to see the Bible Exposition. Meal, camp meeting, and night in the chalets at Camp Rainbow in Larodde.
Day 5 – Wednesday, July 19 – Breakfast at Larodde. Evangelistic outreach at Mt. Dore Bible Expo, with lunch followed by an evangelistic meeting in the late afternoon. Evening meal and night in the chalets at Larodde.
Day 6 – Thursday, July 20 – Breakfast at Camp Rainbow, then evangelistic outreach either at Bible Expo or with the church plant in Aubusson, distribution of tracts. Evening meal and night at Larodde.
Day 7 – Friday, July 21 – Departure by van to Marseille, with picnic en route. Arrive and settle into the Silberstein apartment or hotel in the afternoon. After a short rest, a quick tour of the old city, old port, and Museum of the Deportation (1943), followed by evening meal.
Day 8 – Saturday, July 22 – Morning evangelistic outreach in the Jewish quarter of the Rond-Point de Prado, followed by lunch and a driving tour of the seaside and Notre Dame de la Garde overlooking the city. Evening meeting with testimonies at the Baptist Church of Marseille. Pizzas before bedtime.
Day 9 – Sunday, July 23 – Church services at the Baptist Church of Marseille, followed by a fellowship meal. Speed train (TGV) to Paris, Charles de Gaulle. Stay at an airport hotel.
Day 10 – Monday, July 24 – Air departure for the USA
At the end of your stay, you will have had an extensive visit to France, the third-largest Jewish mission field in the world. You will have visited two of the six cities with the largest Jewish population in the country, and you will have also experienced evangelistic outreach in a rural region with French churches in each place and at a Christian camp.
Ask the Lord to touch your heart for Jewish missions – maybe even in this very needy country where true believers are few, and where good, Bible-believing churches are rare.
Ministry Trip Application
IBJM was founded in 1949 by Dr. Jacob Gartenhaus. Brought up in an Orthodox Jewish home in Austria, he moved to New York City in his early twenties where he trusted Jesus as Messiah and Savior after reading Isaiah 53.
Persecuted and beaten by friends and forsaken by his family, the young Gartenhaus was led by God to become an ambassador to his own people, establishing the IBJM ministry.
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Ministry Partner: Shepherd's Bethel
Shepherd's Bethel provides missionary lodging, up to three years for those on deputation, one year for those on furlough, and their units are also available for short stays of just one night up to several weeks for missionaries who are traveling. Contact Director Michael Weiss at (812) 936-9648. Consult their website, shepherdsbethel.org, for additional details.