Each Sunday we give guests the opportunity to contribute to our offering fund which in 2016 will be given to different projects:
Church planting in France – we are supporting the “Surfchurch” church plant at Hossegor, near Biarritz on the French southern Atlantic coast. Reaching out to both locals and the vast migrant surfing community, Surfchurch has already seen God’s help in finding a building, with the support of the local Catholic church.
Les Restos du Coeur – the local branch of a national French initiative to provide food parcels and meals to the poorest and most needy people in the community.
The Spring Harvest Holidays Grants scheme – this scheme enables people on low incomes to have a holiday at LPO. The grant pays 50% of the holiday cost and a sponsoring church or individual pays the other 50%. The scheme has benefitted unemployed people, missionaries and those on benefits – amongst others. In 2015 39 people benefited from the scheme.
Couriers taking the next step – our couriers are invited to apply for a contribution towards their development in ministry, for example at Bible school or with a mission organisation. Five of our 2015 couriers benefited from these grants.