|Sam’s Baptism (Click for more pictures)|
This summer has been wet all over for us! But in a good way. Sam was baptised in the river Ourthe at our recent church’s away weekend in the Ardenne. Over the weeks leading up to the weekend Sam became more and more sure that this was what he wanted to do. He took the plunge with three other kids and one adult, all of whom we have seen grow in faith during their time at the Link. It was a wonderful moment and Sam has demonstrated following the baptism that he is serious in his decision to follow Christ; and we can see it in the small but important choices he makes!
Shortly after Sam passed another landmark as he finished his last day at primary school! This year has been a fantastic one for Sam, he had a great teacher, and overall it was a wonderful way to leave his primary education. He is still very excited about his new school, St Johns. Ellie finished the year well, also, receiving good marks and a glowing report from her teachers. Luc and Josh: we were pleased they were not thrown out of their nursery by the end of term!
Although some things go quiet in Brussels during the summer (very quiet) the YWAM team have been busy taking young people on outreach and working in Brussels in summer clubs and other outreaches. It has been fabulous to hear stories already of people meeting Jesus and lives being changed.
One of the biggest changes on the way for Kevin in his work is that he is going to be passing over the leadership of Brussels to his current leadership team, who will work as a team replacing him in this role. This will happen in September. Kevin has been working towards this all year and we are both thrilled that it will become a reality. This will free Kevin to focus on his National Role, (which means he will be studying Dutch) and also exploring ways to plant French and Dutch speaking churches in Belgium. Both of us will have the opportunity to work together more in the Autumn which we are excited about. For now we don’t have crystal clear schedules in place. Kevin has a lot of work to do to transfer all his knowledge of his job to others and train them for September. And of course we are eagerly awaiting our summer holiday! So watch this space for more info soon!
Kevin and Nicki, Sam, Ellie, Luc and Josh.