The office of Derek Prince Ministries France was created in November 1995. Soon thereafter, in January 1996, the first book was published: ‘Blessing or Curse, you can choose!’. This book remains the all time bestseller, with currently over 30,000 copies sold. Now, October 2012, more than 100 titles have been published, with close to 550,000 copies in print.
However, in over 17 years of existence, DPM has gained much respect from many denominations, ministries and churches. The Bible Correspondence Course has over 280 students, with over 80 having actually finished the Course. Tit bits of Derek’s teaching are found all over the Internet on various websites, and the ‘Laying the Foundation’ video course has its own channel on Topchretien, the biggest and most important Christian website in France, with over 1,000,000 hits per month.
Also, over 200,000 books have been sent to 20 French speaking African nations (and also to Haiti). Many of those books have been sent free of charge, to Bible schools and ministries. For many, if not,most of them, these books often represent the only teaching material they can lay their hands on.
Derek Prince, having been a missionary in Africa himself, and having served in various African nations, was particularly pleased that God allowed the ‘Ocean’ of DPM to flow in this continent as, well.
The main challenge remains financial. Most of the people do not realize that France is an immense mission field, with only less than 0.5 % of the population ‘born again’ Christian.
We thank everyone for their prayers, which we covet, and all the financial support! France is a great nation, with much to offer. We pray that the Church, with the help of Derek Prince’s teaching, will realize its potential, and take its place, in society, and in the heavenlies!