We’re glad to be able to send you the expanded Christmas issue of our magazine, RALPH. In fact, at BEM we have many reasons to be grateful at this season.
First of all, we rejoice this month as we remember the coming of Jesus Christ into the world. This December, in every BEM mission post we will be celebrating Christmas.
We want you to know that we’re grateful for your interest in BEM. Thanks to your gifts and faithful prayer support, we’re able to keep going with the work all over Belgium. We hope the stories in this issue of RALPH will both encourage and inspire you.
We’re thankful for the progress we see in our ministries. In this issue, you will discover, for example, that after 25 years of faithful ministry, Corneel and Lia Crezee have had the joy of seeing the mission post in Hoogstraten become an independent church. We’re also grateful for the development of new initiatives such as the children’s work in Gembloux or the progress in renovations at the Expressé project in Charleroi.
We hope that you will continue to support the BEM spiritually and financially. Next year will see the introduction of several changes as part of our new strategy. We want to continue to be able to proclaim the message of the Gospel in a relevant and challenging way. You’ll hear more about this in a later issue of RALPH. Once again, our heartfelt thanks for your support.
And we wish you a very joyful Christmas and a happy New Year.
May God bless you.
Kurt Maeyens and Luc Salsac