Sam has just graduated from university and has a job secured for January. He’s using the time in between to serve on short-term mission in Belgium.
Sam is serving alongside Crosslinks mission partners Steve and Dawn Orange at the Protestant Evangelical Church of Woluwe in Brussels for four months. He is taking part in Sunday services, student bible studies, youth and children’s work, admin and other practical tasks. He is also studying one day a week at the Belgian Bible Institute and taking French classes.
This is a great opportunity for Sam not just to serve the church family in Brussels, but also to grow in his faith and get a taste of gospel ministry overseas. Sam is in the process of raising £4,000. This includes transport, accommodation, food, tuition fees, Crosslinks orientation and insurance.
Wow. I can’t believe that I’ve already been in Belgium a month; time has truly flown by. Thank you so much for all of your prayers!
The first couple of weeks were quite relaxed, as it was the tail end of the summer break so the usual weekly groups had not yet commenced. This was a real blessing as I found my feet in Brussels.
Then things began in earnest. In addition to all of the regular activities, there have been loads of things happening at the weekends. Firstly it was ‘La Rébellution’, a weekend conference for young people on how to live life to the full, for which I was drumming. On Friday we had a full-day practice, then Saturday was the conference. A couple of weekends ago was the 100th anniversary for the Brussels Bible Institute (or IBB, Institute Biblique de Bruxelles). There was a concert by a Christian band called Yatel, which we took the youth of Woluwe Church along to. Then on Saturday there was a full-day conference, which was absolutely brilliant. Finally on Sunday was the diploma ceremony, for which I was playing the Cajon.
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