At the beginning of the 19th Century, a revival broke out in the Protestant Church in French-speaking Switzerland; this led to the creation of many independent Churches. The Evangelical Alliance was founded in 1847 in Geneva and played an important role in this revival. However the Evangelical Alliance went through ups and downs. In 1983 a group of pastors created the Fédération Romande d'Églises et Œuvres Évangéliques (FREOE) (Switzerland’s French-speaking Federation for Evangelical Churches and Missions) to encourage unity among the Evangelical movement and ensure good media coverage and links with political authorities. The Evangelical Alliance and the FREOE were pursuing the same goals so they decided to merge in 2006. This merger was welcomed with great enthusiasm, and it felt like God’s timing.
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