Only 1% of the French population is evangelical Christian. Doug and Krista Livie serve a region of France where there are 1,500,000 people and 50 evangelical churches, or approximately one church per 30,000 people. In other areas of France, there is as few as one per 100,000 people. In partnership with the National Council of Evangelical Churches in France, the Livies are working towards the goal of at least one church for every 10,000 people.
Doug and Krista minister in the outskirts of Paris, France, in the community of l’Oree de la Brie. France has been their home for over 20 years, and they are currently working in a church plant in Chevry-Cossigny. Doug is pastor of the church as well as field leader for the missionaries with WorldVenture in France. Doug is also a leader in the regional French church association. Krista works within the church leading children’s and women’s ministries.
Both Doug and Krista are active in their community, participating in sports clubs, teaching English, and community gardening. Their local relationships are important to them both personally and as part of their ministry.
They have five children: Isabelle and Anika in university, Emilie in French high school, and Zachary and Joshua in French middle school.
How you can pray:
1. Pray for the Livie family’s French friends and neighbours to know Jesus as their Savior.
2. Pray for the protection of their marriage and family, that they may daily honor the Lord in everything.
3. Pray for the development of leaders within the Livie’s church plant.