God is a God of new beginnings. Each year, He gives us a new opportunity to start a new account and a new direction of reflecting on our paths. We realize that we have not been walking fully in God's plans. This has been very true for me this year. It has been a year of new beginnings, and it is not necessarily because I planned things that way or wanted to restructure my trajectory. Rather, it's because of the circumstances I found myself in last June.
Meditating on the year that just ended, many things happened where I clearly could see the mighty hand of God in every moment:
- Apart from the tragic loss of my husband that forever marked my life and ministry, the Google application that records travel history informed me that in the year 2021, I traveled the equivalent of 1.3 times around the world!
- I was arranging papers concerning the death of my husband in four different countries and in four different languages.
- I rented and started living in my apartment by myself overcoming all kinds of fears and struggles in my soul.
- What I am most thankful to God for, is that I was able to return to the mission field and be fully involved in the ministry. To God be the Glory!
I could not be more amazed to see how the Lord has been so good to me all this time, as well as to see the faithfulness and constant support of all of you during these battles that I have gone through. I want to thank you for the offerings and special messages received during Christmas time and this New Year season.
On December 17, together with a group of people from the church, we traveled to Paris to bring back the furniture that was stored there for 32 months, closing the beautiful but difficult chapter of the ministry in Paris. A mixture of feelings filled my heart as I walked through those streets again and saw those souls that need to be reached with the gospel of salvation. Let us not forget to keep praying for France. I was also able to see with joy one of the disciples that we were able to impact during our time in France and see how his life is walking hand to hand with God. To God be the Glory!
In the love of Christ,
Your missionary in Belgium