A visit to the Belgian Bible Institute

Last week, I visited the Belgian Bible Institute in Bruxelles. They hold a prayer day every semester, and I had been invited to lead the fall semester prayer day. I had met the director and some of the students at some conferences, and it was good to get to know that Bible institute better.

I was a bit anxious about the day. I had never led a prayer day, and the goal was to pray as much as possible from 9 am to 5 pm, with a lunch break. Would people pray? Would there be long times of silence? But everyone had come to pray, and we prayed. In the end, I didn’t have to do much apart from opening the word at the beginning, and announcing a hymn from time to time. It was a good day. There were about 30 people present. The day of prayer is the most important day of the semester, and it is compulsory for full-time students to attend.

I spoke on Colossians 2:6-15 on why we must keep Christ at the centre: because he is God fully and perfectly manifested, because in Him we have new life, and because in Him we have complete forgiveness.

On the following day, I sat in some lectures and chatted with students and staff in the morning, before going to Bruxelles town centre.

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