Love in Action

Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter— when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? - Isaiah 58: 6-7 (NIV)

Nantes - France


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MISSION

Our vision is to put love in action in everything we do: care for the poor and lonely, reach the lost, serve the Body of Christ, and raise fearless missionaries and evangelists to go into all the world.

About Love in Action

Iris Nantes is in western France, about 50km from the Atlantic Ocean. There are over 300,000 living there including a growing refugee and asylum-seeking population. While France is official an atheist nation, our dream is to introduce them to the One who is Love. Our vision is to put love in action in everything we do: care for the poor and lonely, reach the lost, serve the Body of Christ, and raise fearless missionaries and evangelists to go into all the world.
 
This ministry started in a house situated on a property where believers live in community, in several homes that look like a small village in the middle of the city, centered around the Presence of Jesus, with the vision of impacting and serving the neighborhood.
 
Refugees and asylum seekers can come and experience family and community, through meals, tea, games, and different types of activities. We aim to create opportunities to meet, do things together, and share the Love of Jesus with our friends. Our team visits shelters every week, to bring food for the stomach and bread from Heaven. We offer skill training and language training for refugees and people without jobs: French classes, bicycle repair training, and various workshops (art, cooking, etc.) We have lodging options where French youth can come and stay for a time, get involved in the different programs, grow, seek Jesus, and leave inspired and sent somewhere else. There are many opportunities to get involved in the local church, local ministries or projects in the neighborhood. We organize mission school weekends with practical training, and mission trips/outreaches to France (refugee camps, festivals, cities). And our Mission House hosts short-term visitors. 

Thank you for praying for France, and praying for us! If you would like to visit or get involved, you are welcome to contact us at nantes@irisglobal.org.