Yesterday I got a call from France with very sad news.
Paul Cave, my sister in law’s father died of a heart attack.
I had a long talk on the phone with Rachel and with her Mum Sheila, both trying to figure out why such a tragedy happened.
Paul and his wife Sheila were CLC missionaries in France for many years, opening Christian bookshops in Toulouse and in Lille. ( They then continued their service in England).
Through their ministry, they not only led a number of French people to Christ but enabled many churches to work together.
I remember working with Paul at the CLC in Lille back 1990-91. I remember the stage Paul would put up outside the shop every first week-end of September for the famous fair where 1 million people would come to; a platform where the Gospel would be sang and preached. I remember going with Paul to the annual Christian Gypsy Convention: probably the biggest in the world. We sold so many Bibles, CDs and Christian books. I remember the many Christmases in France and England with Paul and the whole family, around the tree unwrapping presents after presents.
The Church in France has lost a faithful servant, a hard working pioneer, a man of God.
Paul was 67.
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