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I also want to be a missionary! Those were my sister’s words when she came in our nice dwelling for three weeks during our furlough. The neigbors of my other sister went on vacation and during that time we could stay in their house. It was a lovely place to be...
Verhuizing

Verhuizing

Those were quite some hours waiting at the office, but now it ’s official: we have moved! We have our new address cards, new car papers and a parking card, so we can park the car at our new address. We are living in the city again, and of course we need to get...
Ukraine

Ukraine

Last week we went to the Hungarian-Ukrainian border with the CHE team. There are five border crossings there, and every day huge numbers of refugees arrive there to flee the war. We went to all five places to check and see how we can help and what the needs are. Some...
Gratitude in the snow

Gratitude in the snow

1 Thessalonians 5, 16-18: “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus”. Snow again? This morning I was startled when everything was completely white again. It ’s a great sight, but the last...

Sweet 15?

Hessel’s eyes keep resting upon our 15 year old daughter, after he has told about what he experienced today, and he sighs: ‘What a huge difference it makes where you are being born’. We are sitting at the table together for our evening meal and Hessel has told about...
Borders and connection

Borders and connection

Two years ago I wrote a blog about our conference in Albania and what I had learned there. Last year this conference could not be held, but this year we could have one – albeit with all kinds of tests. At first, the conference was going to be in Hungary, but at...