France is the largest country in western Europe and the sixth largest economy in the world, much of it coming from tourism.  It is traditionally Catholic but Catholicism has been in decline while atheism and other religious groups have increased.  They struggle with immigration and also trying to keep their traditional French identity.  Those practicing the occults has risen dramatically, and outnumber doctors, while evangelicals are very few.

Sadly, the Bible is alien to most French people.  Less than 10% own a Bible and 80% have never even handled one.  Yet Bible sales are at an all-time high, and people are spiritually hungry.  Pray for the availability of Bibles to the French people and that they will read and understand the truth and joy that Jesus Christ brings.

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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life and hope she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study. Her stories of life, hope, and everyday faith show how we can experience real faith in our daily lives.

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