We held our first sustainable mission trip this year to Paris, France to conduct a Biblical Entrepreneurship II class and support our partner Pastor Gabriel Oleko in the development of the Biblical Entrepreneurship program in France. Joining me on this trip was Melodie Cochran, Certified Biblical Entrepreneurship teacher from Los Angeles California, with her friend Jennifer Thompson. We trained seven people in the Practices of Biblical Entrepreneurship Course (BE II) who are preparing to become the BE Certified Teachers in France. Among those trained were Pastor Gabriel and his wife, a university professor, an entrepreneur, and three mid-level executives from three different corporations in France.
The trip also included ministering in two Sunday services at one the largest churches in France. We will be returning to Paris in February and May of 2015 to conduct a Planning a Kingdom Business course (BE III) and the business plan competition and graduation. The Biblical Entrepreneurship program in France is being funded in part by Elevation Financial Group and contributions from our donors. Pastor Gabriel has launched an organization called New Horizon, or Nouveau Horizon in French, that will serve as the facilitator of the Biblical Entrepreneurship classes and other training and support services for Christian entrepreneurs and leaders in France, other French speaking European countries and African Countries. His vision is to train and support 5,000 entrepreneurs and leaders in the next five years.
For more information about other upcoming sustainable mission trips or how to support our international programs visit our Web site or contact Katie Kavehrad. Our next sustainable mission trip will be to Madagascar, Kenya and Rwanda from May 22nd to June 11th.