ADVERTISING
 
Friday, November 22   Sign in or Register
 
Evangelical Focus
 
Flecha
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
FOLLOW US ON
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google +
  • Instagram
  • Soundcloud
 

Newsletter
Newsletter, sign up to receive all our News by email.
 
 

POLL
Society
Should Christians join social protests?



SEE MORE POLLS
 

 
TOP 10 MOST VIEWED



Football
 

Europa League winner Olivier Giroud supports persecuted Christians

The Chelsea striker, along with other players, sponsored an Open Doors event in London. “We have to talk about it [...] I do it to serve Jesus”, he said.

SOURCES Open Doors, Evangeliques.info AUTHOR Evangelical Focus LONDON 31 MAY 2019 18:55 h GMT+1
Giroud in the Open Doors gala. / Portes Ouvertes

French Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, supported the persecuted Christians and the NGO Open Doors at a gala event on May 19th in London.



The charity gala, organised by a partnership between French Connect, a French-language church in London, and the Plus Que Sportifs association, raised more than 11,000 euros for Open Doors and Holistic sports, a Christian chaplaincy with top athletes.



Giroud, along with several Christian players including, Lucas Moura, David Alcibiades and Paul-José M'Poku, sponsored the event.



He point out that “If I'm here, it's because I've always had a good star on my head. This star is God and his son. I am convinced that what I am doing is for one purpose, that of serving Jesus Christ”.



“It is unimaginable to see so many persecuted Christians in the world today. It's amazing to have numbers like that. We have to talk about it. There needs to be awareness”, Giroud said.



The Chelsea footballer also wrote a tweet about the event.





 





EUROPA LEAGUE AND WORLD CUP CHAMPION



Giroud won the Europa League final on Wednesday, beating Arsenal 4-1. He opened the scoring for Chelsea in the 49th minute, and ended the season as the Europa League’s top scorer with 11 goals.



Last summer, after winning the World Cup with France, he told the Daily Mail: “I’m very religious so, at that moment, I just thanked God. I was very grateful to have the opportunity to live my dream. To live every single day for me is a day blessed”.



 



“I WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT JESUS”



Giroud also recalled that he “grew up with my mother bringing me every single Sunday to church”, and “now I’m studying the Bible and I feel like I want to know more about Jesus Christ’s life”.



 



Several players sponsored the event. / Giroud twitter.



“Every time I read the words of the Holy Bible, it makes me feel grateful about everything that has happened to me,and positive”.



He has a tattoo in his right arm of the first line of Psalm 23 in Latin (Dominus regit me et nihil mihi deerit: ‘The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want’).



Chelsea have confirmed that Giroud has signed a one-year deal with the club, which will extend his stay until the end of the 2019-20 season.


 

 


0
COMMENTS

    If you want to comment, or

 



 
 
YOUR ARE AT: - - Europa League winner Olivier Giroud supports persecuted Christians
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
 
AUDIOS Audios
 
Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels

An interview with the socio-political representative of the European Evangelical Alliance about how evangelical Christians work at the heart of the European Union.

 
Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation

Are Christians called to make a difference in environmental care? What has creation care to do with "loving our neighbours"? An interview with the Global Advocacy and Influencing Director of Tearfund.

 
Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church

An interview with Lars Dahle, of the Steering Committee of the Lausanne Movement Global Consultation on Nominal Christianity held in Rome.

 
Testimony: Wildfires near Athens Testimony: Wildfires near Athens

Nico Spies, a Christian worker in Athens, gives details about the wildfires in Greece.

 
PICTURES Pictures
 
Min19: Childhood, family and the church Min19: Childhood, family and the church

The first evangelical congress on childhood and family was held in Madrid. Pictures of the event, November 1-2.

 
IFES World Assembly: ‘Messengers of Hope’ IFES World Assembly: ‘Messengers of Hope’

Students, graduates and staff of the global evangelical student movement reflected together on how the books of Luke and Acts apply to today's universities.

 
Christians at work - the missing link in fulfilling the Great Commission Christians at work - the missing link in fulfilling the Great Commission

Photos of the Lausanne Movement Global Workplace Forum, celebrated in Manila.

 
European Freedom Network Bridge 2019 conference European Freedom Network Bridge 2019 conference

Images of the fifth EFN gathering. Experts, activists, counsellors and church leaders met in Pescara, Italy.

 
VIDEO Video
 
Kanye West sings to Jesus with inmates Kanye West sings to Jesus with inmates

The hip-hop artist and his gospel choir performed ‘Jesus Is King’ songs in a Houston prison. Images of the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

 
How can we encourage believers to serve Jesus with us? How can we encourage believers to serve Jesus with us?

“It is not just pastors who do ministry. When the saints are doing the ministry too, the Body of Christ is build up and grows towards maturity in the faith”, says Greg Ogden, Chairman Global Discipleship Initiative.

 
Porn exploits victims of human trafficking Porn exploits victims of human trafficking

The European Freedom Network launches a new anti-trafficking campaign: “You have no way of knowing if the porn you are looking at is from someone who chose to be there or not”.

 

 

 
A tent of hope for Venezuelan refugees A tent of hope for Venezuelan refugees

Thousands still cross the border to Colombia every week, and many continue on foot into the interior. Christian young people have set up an aid station along the road.

 
 
Follow us on Soundcloud
Follow us on YouTube
 
 
WE RECOMMEND
 
PARTNERS
 

 
AEE
EVANGELICAL FOCUS belongs to Areópago Protestante, linked to the Spanish Evangelical Alliance (AEE). AEE is member of the European
Evangelical Alliance and World Evangelical Alliance.
 

Opinions expressed are those of their respective contributors and do not necessarily represent the views of Evangelical Focus.