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Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head (Matthew 8.20)

Our Lord traveled through the whole land and sometimes slept out in the open, but we have always had a house to welcome us. We remain infinitely thankful to Manu and her sons as well as Clement and Charlotte for their door open. What a joy to benefit from their hospitality and generosity: so many hours of baby-sitting, such edifying discussions and the lending of their cars. The Lord has blessed us with even deeper friendships!

SO we are back home since December, 12th. A few days before Christmas as we had hoped. Our God gave us families, friends and a congregation who stood up for us and helped us... without them we would not be able to invite you today to rejoice with us. Let us thank the Lord together for He never forsakes his children and uses each occasion to draw us near to Him.

Practically speaking, there is of course a lot left to do. Even if they took longer than expected, we hired contractors "only" for the outside. We need to arrange the inside, as previously planned (but with a delay of many months). For now we live on the ground floor, in the three rooms we had before our "exile" and this is sufficient for our little family. There were many material damages because of the renovation work which we had to remedy as quicly as possible and our house is even better now than before!

Church


Until now we have always started our newsletter with the BEM and Yann's studies. However our lives are much more organized around the church plant Pleroma. Therefore it seems natural to write first about this topic.

Our church retreat took place on December, 7th and many propositions for the future came out. Yann goes on with his responsibilities as an elder. Two new members joined us and we prepare their baptism in the next months. How beautiful to see the Lord at work! Eunice now shares the worship leadership with Claire who joined our congregation last September. This allows a diversity in the choice of songs and new instruments. Our Christmas party on December, 15th gathered 45 persons in Clement and Charlotte's living room. What a headache to find enough seats, organize the room and prepare games, songs and a message so that nobody felt kept off. We did not see new people, but many of our non-Christian contacts came.

Our weeks are organized not only according to Sunday services and Thursday's Bible studies/prayer meetings, but also to the weekly updates* of the website, the search for new ressources, the preparation and teaching of the Word, pastoral care and contacts (with members or people who visit our congregation), "marketing" (information material, invitations, ...). In short, church plant is clearly a main factor in our daily life.

* Stay up to date by subscribing to the Pleroblog in the column on the right.
 

Eunice at the BEM


The new flyers are a hit. The headquarters of the BEM has decided to go on in editing them in four languages (French, Dutch, German and English). It was asked to the PR department (Ciara, Jannes and Eunice) to update the layout of the BEM newsletter and the BEM stand according to the new template.

As planned, Eunice wrote on our blog a short report about the first edition of the BEM Area on Convention Day. Go have a look and send us your remarks (by commenting directly on the blog or by sending us an e-mail).

Holidays are over and it is time to step back into the BEM routine. We are currently working on the February issue of the newsletter. Eunice will still be involved in the publication of the April issue, then Ciara will be in charge for a few months. Eunice's maternity leave starts in April and ends up in July; she will be back at work in August.

Yann at ETF


This past semester, Yann had chosen less courses so he could work in our house and better focus on his studies in the second half of the academic year. Unfortunately, we faced many delays and urgent works have to take place before April. Therefore we had to once again adapt the year program and that shook us a bit. But we know that our God watches over us and we trust in Him.

Yann is currently in exam session. Please pray that God gives him all the competences he needs to succeed. Pray also for the organization of our family life - it is not always easy to focus on papers, essays and studies as a father and full-time missionary.

Loïs & Klippan


Our little clown Loïs is almost 18 months. She adapted well to each situation we faced during our "exile" and developped a great complicity with many members of our congregation. She feels naturally at home now that we are back.

Klippan, our surprise for April, continues his/her journey to us and is more than halfway through. The pregnancy goes smooth, which was a real blessing in those past months of relative chaos. Loïs loves to cuddle with her Maman, but who knows if she is aware of what her tummy holds? Anyway we rejoice of seeing her a big sister.

Please pray for a good preparation of the arrival of our new baby. We would like to ask you to support us in prayer as we are looking for a car. Since September 2012 we do not have any vehicle and because we live 10 minutes far from the bus and train station, we have been using (and enjoying) public transports a lot. With two very young children, we think it wise to adapt and buy a secondhand family car before the birth of the baby. This car will also be a great tool in our ministry as there are always people to pick up at the station. Your prayers are much appreciated. :)

We wish you an excellent year in 2014!


Peace be to the brothers, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with love incorruptible.
Yann, Eunice
Loïs & Klippan
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