EEA Newsletter February 2015

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Sometimes one wonders if Evangelicals are heard and have influence in their local situation, in their country in today’s Europe. Sometimes the tide seems to be against Evangelicals in fact against anything Christian. It seems to be against their views, their convictions and their beliefs.However, in the midst of this sometimes one is surprised when things suddenly turn out differently, actually much more positively than expected or hoped for. On 26th January the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg voted positively on a report brought forward by the Moldovan MP Valeriu Ghiletchi recommending reasonable accommodation and the Global Charter. Read more about this in this newsletter. Sometimes a brave move, some lobbying and raising interest in the right places AND prayer makes a huge difference. Sometimes we have more influence than we think. However, we should not just expect it from what seem to be the movers and shakers of this world. We are asked to turn to God first and then go about our business. Sometimes we need a reminder that: “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labour in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.” Is this our constant reality or only sometimes? May we be found practising our reliance on God and take to heart that He will build his house even in Europe where Christians feel sometimes quite overwhelmed. Influencing Europe together with you in Jesus’ name, not only sometimes but all the time because of HIS resurrection power at work. thomas signature       Thomas Bucher EEAvGeneral Secretary In this newsletter:  

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