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Tom and Liz Trump

Tom serves as the assistant pastor at Eglise Emmanuel Etterbeek, a French-speaking church in central Brussels, in Belgium. As well as preaching and leading services, he heads up the children’s ministry and is involved in evangelism and training.

Brussels, the capital of Belgium, is a multicultural city of over a million people. Brussels is a predominantly French-speaking city although different languages are heard on every corner. The Etterbeek district is one of the most international districts in this international city. The headquarters of the three European Union Institutions tower over ‘old-Brussels’ streets of art-deco townhouses and hidden parks. Etterbeek has a population of around 50,000 inhabitants for which there are just two small French-speaking evangelical churches. 

Tom and Liz have been living and working in Brussels since 2013. After ten years in finance, Tom has completed theological training at the Brussels Bible Institute and is working full-time as the assistant pastor at Emmanuel Etterbeek church which they helped to plant in 2016. The French-speaking church has around 40 adults on a Sunday and sits within a church association of protestant evangelical churches in French-speaking Belgium. Tom is passionate about seeing God’s Word faithfully understood and lived out as people’s lives are transformed by the gospel of God’s grace.

Tom focuses his time on preaching and teaching in a variety of settings: to the gathered church and in a small group and one-to-one studies. He leads the children’s ministry, and is seeking ways to train the men of the church to rightly handle and teach the Bible. Tom directs one of the two InterAction Belgium summer camps. When Liz isn’t working part-time, she looks after Lucas (6) and Theo (2) and helps to run a church-based mums and toddler group. She also reads the Bible with a lady at church and spends her time getting to know people in the community and improving her French.

Please prayerfully consider supporting the Trumps financially and in prayer. You can sign up to their prayer letters and set up a regular/one-off donation on this page (above right).

Belgium

Population:

11,409,000

Evangelical Christians:

1%

Main religion:

Roman Catholic

Main Languages:

Flemish, French

Recent Prayer Letters

Thank you so much for supporting us as we serve at Emmanuel Etterbeek church. Here is an update from us with a number of things which are planned for the first half of the new year. Overall we are encouraged and in good heart.
Tom has been working at Eglise Emmanuel Etterbeek for two years now, first as a full-time intern (as part of the fourth year at the Institut Biblique de Bruxelles, IBB) and then as assistant pastor. During this time, he has also been writing his dissertations to be able graduate from Bible college and five years of work came to fruition a few weeks ago at the graduation ceremony of the IBB. 
As we enter a particularly busy part of the year, we are thankful for all the Lord has done in us and through the preaching of his word in the small corner of Brussels where we are based. We have just finished a sermon series on 1 John and are really enjoying Bible studies in 1 Samuel in small groups.
Christmas has come and gone and we are well into a new year. The parable of the prodigal son in Luke 15 has been a running theme over the last few months with Tom preaching it last Sunday and also teaching it to 50 children at our church association’s annual conference in November. God is a loving and forgiving Father, full of grace!
We’ve been preaching through Acts 8-12 at the start of this new academic year. It’s been a blessing for us to see that God is at work where his word is preached. We can be confident in the gospel message, which is for all nations, including the most excluded and unexpected people. Even in the midst of great opposition, the gospel word will progress (Acts 12:24).
We’re delighted to be writing our first official Crosslinks prayer letter to you. Although we have a fair way to go with raising support (see the last paragraph with some facts and figures!), we are thankful for the opportunity that this is giving us to trust in the Lord’s provision and to pray. This summer marks the end of Tom’s full-time theological study at the Brussels Bible Institute and the start, we hope, of full time ministry at Eglise Emmanuel Etterbeek.

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