|Maria Istoc, France|
Maria Istoc serves in the ministry of Avenue du Maine Church in downtown Paris. She has focused her ministry on reaching out to university students and professors. Initial contacts were made through an advanced course in French study at the university. Maria is assisting the church in developing ways to connect with their neighbors to have an effective Christian witness, leading Bible studies and personal one-on-one mentoring. Her giftedness in evangelism, her solid theological training, and her ability to teach makes her a great asset to this growing church.