Calvinists returning to Calvin’s birthplace

After 23 years of church planting in Senlis, France Dan and Margaret Kuehl moved in November of 2011 to the city of Noyon, France.  Noyon is about 40 miles north and a little east of Senlis.  A lay couple, Denis and Rebecca Cognet moved to Noyon 4 years ago to be a light in a community without a Gospel witness.  

Even though Noyon is the birthplace of John Calvin, there is no Protestant church of any denomination there!  Denis and Rebecca went right to work putting literature in mailboxes and began a Thursday evening prayer meeting.  It was not easy because Denis still works in Paris and it is a 3 hour round trip each day.  They prayed that God would send along a pastor to help.  

Through different circumstances God led the Kuehls to Noyon.  Three families have already joined.  Dan and Margaret team teach an evangelistic Bible study and Dan teaches another one himself.  In March, Margaret began a women's Bible study.  It is a small beginning, with only 4 ladies coming, 3 are already believers and the 4th was invited by one of the Christians.  Dan's meetings with the mayor of Noyon and the archpriest each went well. They both welcomed the Kuehls to Noyon. 

In August a nice meeting hall was found in a local hotel. Services began on September 23rd.  

 

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