Kristi Colas – Missionary to Groslay, France
Kristi Colas has her own prayer for France. Her prayer is that those around her would come to know of His salvation. After eight years in France, she now works with two other American missionary families in a church plant in Sarcelles in Paris’ northern suburbs. Sarcelles is one of the most multi-ethnic communities in the whole country. She serves in the church’s music and children’s ministries, special programs, evangelism, and discipleship of women. Last year, she started English clubs for neighborhood children. Several families signed up even when she advertised that Bible stories would be included to teach English. She tells, “I was delighted when several families signed up, knowing the very negative perspective that most people have about the Bible here.”
The Lord has opened doors for her to minister on a regular basis throughout France. She has also made a few short trips throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia. Because of her burden for cross-cultural missions, she eagerly encourages French churches to be more involved and interested in cross-cultural missions as well. “Most French churches see very few missionary presentations, and their missions programs are very under-developed,” she said.
Her passion for music also causes her to reach beyond France. She heads up her Ecclémusica ministry. Ecclémusica is a little group of French people that help Colas with different music and missions projects. Her passion for music has grown into a strong desire to train better music leaders, instrumentalists, and pianists through church music seminars. She uses this passion as part of her ministry to local churches where church music is not very developed.
You can view her Missionary Presentation on Vimeo.