Louange Côte Ouest – West Coast Praise – is a lovely conference, on the beautiful Vendee coast of western France. I’ve had the privilege of speaking at the last two, and I’m delighted that organisers, Colin and Sue Enticknap, have invited me again for the event this year, May 15-17. PDF’s of the conference brochure are attached to this post. They speak for themselves, but Colin and Sue, who have been missionaries there for (I think) 8 years, are doing a sterling job of bringing revival to a beautiful place (to look at) but a very dry place, spiritually.
They have wonderful links with a fantastic community of Charismatic Catholics, a well as bringing together the scattered charismatic Christians in the region. There have been people saved, finding faith in God, having their faith levels raised, and some lovely healings in recent years, including a man totally deaf in one ear getting his hearing. It’s a wonderfully relaxed conference, but the Presence of God is there in a powerful way, and the Holy Spirit touches everyone’s lives.
It’s fantastic to see, last year, a monk from the Catholic Community dancing wildly in the worship, his habit getting thrown all over the place as he swept across the floor in his trainers! Jean-Marie and I have become good friends ove the past couple of years or so, and his hugs are well worth going to the conference for!
If you want to go, it’s not too late: it’s pretty easy to get to, too: Flybe and Easyjet both fly to Nantes, which is within shouting distance (quite a LOUD shout, I ought to add!). Ferries to Cherbourg, Caen, and Dieppe also make it accessible if you want to drive. If you’re thinking ‘Oo-er, but these weekends are so expensive’ then let me tell you it’s 35 euros per adult, 10 euros 13-18 years old, under 13’s free!
: L’Association Louange Cote Ouest
6 Rue de la Marine
85470 Brem sur Mer
Colin and Sue Enticknap Tel 09 83 24 20 55 (office hours)