P.S. Did you read nr.126, about the fact that miracles still happen?
Nr.127 ended with: “Besides that, we had a third “home” problem. Was “home” Belgium, or Ontario where our home church and many friends were, or the West where our girls were born and where Marina’s family lived……………?” (See richardandmarina.net).
We had left “home” in Belgium for the time being and were now “home” in Ontario where we spent time fellowshipping in our home church and speaking in other churches and visiting friends. After some time we started driving towards “home” in Western Canada, stopping in at different cities, such as Sault Ste Marie, Thunderbay and Winnipeg to speak in churches, and from there to Gouldtown, Saskatchewan, to Marina’s parents. We stayed with them for some time and then travelled to Regina, Moose Jaw, and Saskatoon for meetings and visiting friends and relatives. From there to Glaslyn, north of North Battleford where Marina’s oldest brother lived and where we had some wonderful Vacation Bible Schools in the past. We left there to go to the province of Alberta where I spoke in churches in Edmonton, Red Deer and Calgary and also visited relatives and friends.
You may wonder and ask, was it really necessary to visit all these churches and people both in Ontario as well as out West? The answer is, oh yes! Don’t forget, these are the folk that prayed for us regularly and from time to time supported us financially. We have never had a salary, but have trusted the Lord to provide for us, and He has, using different people and churches. Some gave regularly, others only once or several times a year. For them it was wonderful to hear that their prayers had been answered and there dollars been put to good use. And even though it was a busy and tiring time, it was such a joy to meet these folk. Without them we could not have done God’s work in Belgium, it was real team work. They were overjoyed on hearing what the Lord was doing there, and we were so happy to tell stories of lives totally changed through the Word of God. Time and again we quoted Paul’s words to the Romans, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation.” And how true this is, the gospel of Christ is the most powerful means to change not only the sinful hearts of men but also society. They were encouraged and so were we. All praise to God!
So far, ’76 had been an eventful year, but there was more to come…………! (Go to Musings).