Tuesday, May 08, 2007

France Has A New President!

I don't know if many of you have heard, but France has a new president! MSN said:

Sarkozy, a U.S.-friendly conservative and an immigrant’s son, defeated Socialist Segolene Royal by 53 percent to 47 percent with about 85 percent voter turnout Sunday.

French president-elect Nicolas Sarkozy plans to waste no time making France a friendlier place for business — and a less inviting place for criminals and would-be immigrants

The win gave Sarkozy a strong mandate for his vision of France’s future: He wants to free up labor markets, calls France’s 35-hour work week absurd and plans tougher measures on crime and immigration.

The article on the MSN page is very interesting, and looks as if Sarkozy may be a welcome change. Many say change will be hard for a country steeped in tradition, and usually things get worse before they get better. What an awesome time to enter a country and offer a security that will never change. Pray for France during this time and for those of us who will be ministering during, what could be, a historical time in French history.

1 comment:

Sue said...

I will join you in prayer for France and that the changes taking place there make it easier for you to plant churches to reach the lost for God.