In March, I had the awesome privilege of traveling with my pastor to the 12th European Prayer Conference in Nice, France. It was a powerful and anointed time of prayer and worship. There were people from 36 countries there; it was such a blessing to connect with believers from around the world!
It was a life-changing experience for me because I was totally immersed in the presence of God for five straight days. He reaffirmed what He has called me to do and has given me a fresh perspective regarding my purpose in the earth. I would have missed this awesome opportunity if I had not pushed past my inhibitions and fears to travel outside of the U.S. and left my husband and children home to seek more of God.
God knows exactly how to enlighten us to what He has for us, as France was the only country I ever said I would travel to. I studied French from the first grade through freshman year of college and could speak it fluently at that time. For many years, despite my fear of traveling outside the U.S., I longed to travel to France and God granted me that desire. To spend a week in prayer with people from all around the world was the best reason to go there. I was praying alongside my pastor, mentor and friend for the lives of those in Europe, the U.S. and the city of Milwaukee. As an added bonus, Nice, France sits on the French Riviera, and the great food and the multicultural people further enhanced my experience while I was there.
I am no longer fearful to travel outside of the United States and am awaiting the next opportunity God has for me on foreign soil. I know I am called to reach the nations whether it’s on my knees or face to face, and I am forever grateful for the impact Nice, France made on my life both culturally and spiritually.
“All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations shall worship before you.” Psalm 22:27