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Oostende and Diksmuide

I had the pleasure of being with the leaders of both the Diksmuide and Oostende Free Methodist churches of Belgium this weekend. I was able to introduce them to Dr. Stephen and Linda Emanuele, who are considering missions. 
The church leaders and members were as always very welcoming and it was a joy to worship with them. I thoroughly enjoyed all the fellowship and good food! It was also great to make new contacts and I pray we will be able to partner with new friends to reach more and more for Christ. Please continue to pray for these churches and Pastor Jackie in Diksmuide and Pastor Lawrence in Oostende.

Encouraged!

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.

Teaching in Belgium

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Group discussion in Oostende

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Basket full of love

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Pastor Jackie and his wife Ching

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Pastor Lawrence and his translator Denisse

Myself and Katica had a great long weekend in Belgium. I taught at the Free Methodist churches in both Oostende and Diksmunde. Teaching on the subject of healthy churches was very well received!!! All the sessions were well attended and we had some dynamic discussion!

I love their idea of a basket full of love. Here church members can put food products etc into the basket and those in need can take
out whatever they want.

These folks were so welcoming and friendly! With excellent fellowship and meals after each session, Katica and I were blessed to have spent the weekend with them! Please continue in prayer for Pastors Jackie and Lawrence and the members of their congregations.

Belgium visit

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This past weekend I had the pleasure of visiting two churches in Belgium. The photos above are from a Free Methodist Church that meets in Brussels. The congregation which is led by Pastor Simeon is made up of Africans who now call Brussels home.

I was able to meet with church leaders, preach and plan for the future with them. Please pray for this group of believers as they reach out to their local community. They have a very dynamic youth group that meets after worship on Sunday mornings!

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On Saturday I traveled to Oostende where I spent time with a Free Methodist group which is made of Africans, Belgians and Latinos. Please pray for Pastors Jackie and Lawrence as they give leadership to this group.