We have lived in France since 2001, and have been in this village for 8+ years. Before we arrived here, both individuals and groups had tried to plant churches here in our area, to no avail. We think that a large problem has been the lack of long-term commitment by the planters. Local Christians have told us of churches closing for this reason, resulting in numerous protestant families and individuals with no church home. Many of these carry spiritual scars from the unfortunate experience.