We meet yesterday to celebrate the Risen Christ. Hearts were heavy for the people of Sri Lanka after the terrible attacks yesterday. Yet we were also filled with gratefullness and joy for what Christ did for us
In the picture you can see ‘H’, a member of our church, himself a persecuted believer (he fled the Middle East after he came to faith). This was the first time he could safely take a photo of a table laid for celebrating the Lord’s supper!
Please continue to pray for him, that he would find favour with the authorities and be granted permanent residence in Europe. Also, please pray for us as a church that we would know how always to best help those in need.
I was blessed to be in Oostende, Belgium this weekend. I enjoyed spending time with Pastor Lawrence and his church. It is so encouraging to see the church growing. A total of 27 people came to worship and another 3 people joined us for lunch.
The church has a new worship leader, Alex from Venezuela, who is incredibly gifted! Check out the video of him singing!
This is a very mixed international church with many countries and languages represented. Today a Muslim lady came for the first time! Please pray she would accept Christ as her Saviour! I feel blessed to have taught here today!
If you are traveling to Belgium make sure to visit beautiful Oostende and meet Pastor Lawrence and his church.
Several months ago, as part of our continued outreach to the people of Táp we introduced an American church to the need in this village. Through the generosity of this church in the U.S. and the hard work of our friends Roy and Lainey Hitchman and Kathy, the village of Táp was given financial support to begin self sustainable farming. The church provided the funds and the people of Táp the labour to plant and harvest vegetables.
The vegetables have all been picked and given to those in need. A total of about four hundred kilos of corn, cabbage, cauliflower and paprika were harvested. Potatoes were also planted and about 4000 kilos were harvested! What an amazing blessing! Used well, a small gift can impact so many people. This Autumn many families (about 15ö families in total) are being blessed and fed through the generosity of Christians they never met. Please pray that this act of love will bring many to know Christ as their Saviour. As important as it is to feed and clothe the poor, we recognize that telling them about the love of Christ is the most important thing we as believers can do.