Arrived in Brussels on Thu eve and on Fri left for the GBU leaders' start of year training w/e. Although we (the IFES team) were exhausted to head straight into this, I'm very glad for it: it was great to meet the responsables (GBU group leaders - one per group) and get to know them. Pleasant surprises/answers to prayer with remembering their names, being able to follow most of the French and converse (albeit with mistakes, but they were kind considering my 'go for it whatever the blunders' policy!), and growing to love them and have a hope of being able to be used in building them up in Christ. It was also a great way to get a feel for the GBU, 'where it's at' and so on. So thank God for all these things in the w/e. And for having today off!
(This was posted belatedly.)