Leslie and Elizabeth Message
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Leslie and Elizabeth have been serving the Lord with the Belgian Evangelical Mission (now renamed as ViaNova) for some 40 years. During that time Leslie has held various positions within the Mission and its associated churches.
Leslie and Elizabeth have lived in Mechelen for the majority of that time and until just recently, Leslie was the Pastor of the Hamme Evangelical Centre.
The Flemish Council of the Belgian Evangelical Mission recently decided it was no longer financially viable to keep the Church building in Hamme operable. So the Hamme church closed and the members dispersed among other churches in the area.
Leslie and Elizabeth have become members of the Evangelical Church in St. Niklaas. Leslie is responsible for the Hamme part of the congregation, together with serving as Chaplin at Antwerp prison and having an itinerant ministry in Belgium and the Netherlands.