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...

Furlough

For our furlough in Holland this year we got a beautiful place in an empty house in Urk. With thanks to our HomeFrontTeam and our relatives the house has been furnished and made inhabitable. It ‘s lovely to be able to stay in one place for the whole time of our...

Febe’s ballagás

On June 15th, which is the last school day here, there are official celebrations all over Hungary, that are called ballagás. It means that on that day you say goodbye to your kindergarten, your elementary school or secondary school. Parents and grandparents are...