Mons | Belgium

Mons, Belgium

Mons is a French speaking city in southern Belgium. It is small for a city, working class, and rather quaint. The people are very friendly and open. It is not a very popular tourist destination, but it does have the dubious distinction of being the location of both the first and last shots of World War 1.

[Check out this testimony from Mons in our February 2023 newsletter! Did a Muslim women actually ask us to plant a church here?]

The food is fine in Mons. While there, I would recommend a Belgian waffle and a bottle of cherry/apple juice. Very tasty!

As I said, the people of Mons are very open and friendly. We have had many opportunities to visit with and even witness for Christ during our visits here. One day as I was walking in a small park, the Lord seemed to draw my attention to a person walking behind me. As he approached, I realized that he only had one arm. I began to talk to him and mentioned God’s love for Him. He told me that he was schizophrenic and that he had gotten drunk, had a motorcycle accident, and lost his arm. There was no way that God loved him. I assured him that God truly, deeply loved him and gave him a gospel tract on God’s love. I will never forget how he walked away clutching that tract and holding it up, demonstrating its value to him. I long to reunite with Him on earth or in heaven.

Of all the places I travel, it seems that this one is the most ready for a church plant. We believe the work will go forward here soon! Let us know if you want to be a part!

  • Mons derives from the Latin root word “Montes” meaning “mountain.”
  • Population of about 96,000 people.
  • Main religion is Roman Catholic, which comprises about 60% of the population of Belgium.
  • About 31% are non religious, and the rest are Muslim, Protestant, and Jewish faith.