On the move
The Pavilion in which we worship on Sundays has been an incredible tool for the last two years. Unfortunately, we have discovered that our church won’t be able to worship there any longer because the building does not
meet adequate standards of fire safety. Our goal is to rent worship venues somewhere else starting from September.
We would love to keep on using the Pavilion as a headquarter for our community activities and offices, but it is not possible for us to manage the Pavilion on our own and someone else would have to oversee and support a new project of ministry center in the building.
Please pray For God’s guidance and providence as we look for practical solutions in terms of
Two people got baptized last February and it was a great celebration. They wanted their baptism to occur outdoor and finding an appropriate place in our urban context happened to be challenging. But the abbey next to our church’s street (La Cambre Abbey) has a nice pond in its park and it provided a nice even if epic context for the baptisms.
For Emma and Marc who got baptized. May the Lord strengthen them and help them bear much fruits for His
Church Planters News
✦ Olivier and Esther have witnessed a strong increase in evangelistic opportunities in their neighborhood South of Brussels during the last six months and have had a growing sense that the Lord is calling them to focus on making disciples in their own town. We are rejoicing to see this new work’s opportunities. 2017 will be a year of transition for them as they will officially leave their responsibilities as church planters of Eglise protestante de la Cambre in December 2017. Please pray for God’s guidance and providence in terms of financial support during this transition. Pray for Esther who is applying for a number of positions as a research fellow.
✦ It is a pretty intense but very good semester for Matthieu and Christella. Their family has grown with the arrival of their second child, Ismaël, on the 10th of January, a month earlier than expected and three days after having moved into a new apartment. Christella is well on her way to validate the remaining credits of her first year of the master degree in Law at the University of Brussels. Between family, studies and church planting, Matthieu and Christella are kept busy but very grateful to God for the many blessings this semester is bringing. Pray that the Lord will increase their passion and give them much strength for the ministry at Eglise protestante de la Cambre.
Praying for Evangelism
Many people around us are interested in the things of the faith, but four of them currently stand out as they are actively exploring the Gospel.
Please pray for
✦ Anne, teacher in secondary school, who is struggling to raise her kids on her own and is trying to put the pieces of a spiritual puzzle together. Pray that our church community might be supporting her and witnessing powerfully.
✦ Alessandro, a young Muslim man living next to the church building. Matthieu is regularly discussing with him about the reliability of the Gospel’s accounts and the Quran. Pray that God might open his heart to His true Word.
✦ Frédéric, a young engineer who reads the bible regularly with Olivier and Esther and earnestly desires to know God. Pray that God will give him a real and lively faith in Jesus.
✦ John, working as a doorman for a casino, recently said that he believes for the first time in his life that there is a God. In his words, he now wants “to know who is this sir, Jesus”. He is reading Luke’s Gospel with Matthieu and is involved with one of our missional communities. Pray that he might receive the Word and be saved.
If you would like to visit us one day, just let us know! We would be delighted to welcome you, take you
on a tour of our beautiful city and show you our ministry context.
Phone: +32 477 85 09 17
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