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  • Camps Ministry

    SU camps are managed by Le Rimlishof. Each year, more than 30 camps reaching over 550 children between the ages of 3 and 18 years old are organised. Over the years, more and more families have been touched by this ministry.

    We now want to focus on the essence of our SU camps: what makes our camps SU Camps? In 2016, we worked with all our camp leaders on our SU concept of education, which had become very dated. We focused on the biblical approach to be used in our camps. The leaders worked enthusiastically on the project. Our two national SU youth ministry staff also helped the team to learn and practice new interactive ways of sharing the Gospel. The camp leaders did a very good job and came up with many excellent, original ideas. We enjoyed this preparatory work with them! For next season, we plan to increase the number of committed camp leaders, who will embody SU values and be ready to witness in camps.

  • Refugees Ministry

    Le Rimlishof accommodates about 10 refugee families, with a maximum of 40 people at any one time. They come from Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania and Sudan. We welcomed over 160 people in 2015. Each year a team of three half-time SU staff and one European volunteer work together to care for them. We are also helped by a lot of local volunteers and several regional and national organisations. Without this assistance we wouldn’t be able to continue this ministry. Thanks to all of them, we can provide the families with quality times and numerous activities such as: a cooking club, French classes, sports, distribution of food products twice a week.

    A new law on refugees was adopted in July 2015 and as a result our mission has changed. Since January 2016, we are not only responsible for the refugees from day to day (their daily life) but also for their social and administrative care. Unfortunately, the French Government didn’t increase the budget. This has represented a very big change for our team, who have had to train as ‘social workers’. Our refugee ministry now continues with new challenges, new perspectives and new adventures!

Contact Details

  • Vivre La Parole

    • Leadership

      Chairperson: Mamy-Roland Rajaoba

      Director: Bertrand Mathys

      Board Members: Martine Charlemagne, Mamy-Roland Rajaoba, Nathalie Perrot

      Board Member: Nathalie Perrot

    • Staff

      Bible Animation and Children's Ministry Training: Jean-Marc Razafindranary

      Children's Ministry Training: Anne Chahinian

      Bible Animation: Lula Derœux

      Chaplaincy: Daniel Reutenauer

      Editor-in-chief of RDV: Léa Meignien

      Administration: Riana Rychen

      Communication: Kevin Burt

      Communication: Eloïse Baslé

  • LLB Éditions

    Ligue pour la Lecture de la Bible
    51, Bd Gustave André - F-26000 Valence
    France





    • Leadership

      Chairperson: Jonathan Hanley

      Director: Steven Dixon

      Council Member: Arnaud Pottier

      Council Member: Pierre Ciclet

      Council Member: Chloé Boggetto

    • Head Office Staff

      Accountant: Mickaël Gros

      Secretary: Claire-Lise Civelli

      Publishing / Literature: Philippe Hochet

      Publishing / Literature: Joëlle Affleck

  • Centre de vacances Le Rimlishof

    3 rue du Rimlishof
    68530 Buhl
    France





    • Leadership

      Director: Alain Nussbaumer

      Chairperson: Thierry Louzy

      Treasurer: Bernard Ropp

      Treasurer: Anne-Sylvie Besse

      Treasurer: Martin Haessig

      Board of Directors: Jeremy Rudy

    • Responsables de secteur

      Coordinatrice de projets: Claire Matter

      Coordinatrice des séjours: Anne Mathys

      Responsable de la micro-crèche: Sandrine James

      Maîtresse de maison: Joséphine Agelas

      Secrétaire: Caroline Berger

      Responsable de l'accueil des familles de demandeurs d'asile: Elisabeth Fournier

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  • Population

    65,312,249

  • Religions

    Roman Catholic 83%–88%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 5%–10%, Unaffiliated 4%

  • Population under 15

    18.5%

  • Official languages

    French