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1919-2019 = 100 Years Of The B.E.M.

1919-2019 = 100 years of the B.E.M.

Next year the B.E.M. will be celebrating its centenary. We want to do this in several different ways throughout the year. One of the high points will be on Saturday 11th May 2019. And who better to tell us about it than Matthias Valenta, the leader of the working group organising the day?

“What a privilege for the B.E.M. to be able to look back over 100 years of history! There are so many reasons to thank God for His blessings; so many individuals who’ve taken part in the proclamation of the Gospel in Belgium. On Saturday 11th May 2019, we’ll all come together with hearts full of thanksgiving as we look back at what the Lord has done. On that day we also want to look to the future. God still has great things in store for Belgium.”

Preparations are well under way. It promises to be a day full of blessings, a day that’s challenging, exciting and varied. So please make a note of the date of 11th May 2019 and plan to be with us if you can!

We’re going to begin our centenary celebrations with an act of remembrance at the tomb of the Nortons in Evere on December 22nd 2018, just a few days after the 100th anniversary of the arrival in Belgium of Ralph and Edith Norton on December 19th, 1918. The exact address for the commemoration is Avenue du Cimetière 159, 1140 Evere, and the ceremony will start at 10h15 am. Kees van Velzen will lead us in a short meditation and then we’ll unveil the renovated memorial stone.

Other events are in the pipeline. You’ll be hearing about them soon.

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