Someone in the Blaye area, someone we don't know, but who is apparently protestant, has passed away just in time for me to take the funeral on Wednesday before leaving for a west-African country.
The council is somewhat perturbed by the way that now the majority of the funerals we conduct are for people who are protestant, who have some kind of protestant background, but we have never ever met them. At the same time it means perhaps one funeral every two months or three months ? and it does give an opportunity to announce hope in Jesus Christ to those who are left behind. I know that often they are not really listenning in a time of grief, but our history in Blaye is linked with a funeral, after all.
As in those early days God used a funeral to bring new life in Blaye, may he do so again !