Nr.62 ended with: “I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places.” And the Lord did give us many, many precious souls in Belgium, “treasures of darkness”, who came into the Light……!” (See richardandmarina.net)
On Sunday, June 6, a number of families drove with us to the Toronto airport to see us off, which was a great encouragement and blessing. We were stepping out in faith, trusting God to guide us and to meet our every need, and we can testify that He has truly been faithful in providing during the 38 years that we were in Belgium. It already started before we left. Marina’s old accordion was worn out and there was no use taking it along. About a week before we left, we received a phone call from Toronto. A missionary couple was on their way back to South America, but the dear brother had a stroke which made them stay in Canada. They had a beautiful new accordion, but he was not able to play it anymore. They gave it to us, a gift from God. And how it was used in Belgium, as there were no other musical instruments at that time and so Marina would play it at all meetings.
So we saw God being real in knowing our needs and at the right time providing for us. Who says believing in God and serving Him is boring? It is the most exciting life to live, even though it is not always easy. We not only saw God providing but also changing the hearts and lives of hundreds and hundreds of people all over Belgium and Europe, as I spoke at many conferences in at least 12 different European countries and saw God at work again and again!
We were now on our way to Holland, but had Belgium on our hearts; however, we were just letting the Lord lead us step by step. The Lord impressed the words of Hebr.11:8 on our hearts, “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out….., and he went, not knowing where he was going.” He took one step at a time, and so did we. It was exciting, to say the least…….! (Go to Musings)