Posted by: Jack | May 1, 2009

Visitors from the USA

Jack and Pat anxiously awaited the arrival of Dale and Avril Fries, BMW’s new Area Director (AD) Europe and his wife. They arrived at ETF in Leuven (Belgium) where Jack was already teaching on the apostle Paul and slipped into the back of the class-room. After class, we had dinner together and visited together while walking around beautiful downtown Leuven. The next day, we went to our home in Maastricht.

For Dale and Avril, it was the first time to our part of Europe. As new AD, they were getting better acquainted with us and some of our colleagues. They have 20 years of experience in church planting in South Africa and Scotland (where they now live), and they are burdened to coach fellow missionaries in their vision, strategy and teamwork. We had a number of good and sometimes intense conversations about our ministry at ETF and with the baptist church in Maastricht. They encouraged us to sharpen our focus and goals. Pray for wisdom for the Fries’ in their new leadership role, and wisdom for use to grow in effectiveness through their ministry.

Dale and Avril on the bicycle with Jack and Pat, a Dutch experience

Dale and Avril on the bicycle with Pat and Jack, a real Dutch experience!

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