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Is there any use?

“Dad, has anything changed already after seven years?” After dinner, when we are still talking together, our youngest suddenly comes up with this question. Last Sunday we went to a baptism service with the whole family in one of the Roma churches that Hessel visits...

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We had an amazing day with dear friends!Szép húsvéti napjaink voltak barátokkal!Wij hadden een prachtige dag met vrienden!

Geplaatst door Danny Schurink op Maandag 22 april 2019

Easter

Sometimes it just suddenly is there, without anouncement: homesickness. For the tulip fields back home, for my family with Easter, for the church in Zuidlaren, for taking a stroll around the harbour in Urk....

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I just want to tell you that I love you

In Hajdúböszörmény there is a small Roma church that we go to every Tuesday, as an outreach from our church in Debrecen. Usually we go with a team of five or six people, but this time we were only with three, including Imi, our Roma neighbor. We pray and sing...

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Blessing Song

'Hessel, would you please play something on the piano, it always makes the children quiet!' The teachers at the After School Program have their hands full when the children are preparing to go home, usually they 're quite noisy. The piano in the hall brings relief,...

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Fazant

Every Wednesday and Thursday I travel to Romania to teach English in the afternoon to a number of classes in the After School Programs the Christian Gypsymission Foundation is running there. In the evenings I move on to a nearby Roma church, where I do a weekly church...

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Work project

Last month I spent a couple of days with a youth group from a Dutch  secondary school. They had come to Romania to do a work project in a  Roma community. They got there through the Christian Gypsymission  Foundation and helped fixing the church building. Next to...

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Car troubles

As you might have read in the previous blog I had an accident with the car in Romania in October last year. I crashed into a truck, and the front of the car was totally ruined. God however provided miraculously, not only in transportation home by means of a good...

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Stranded

A Dutch mission organisation invited me to take part in a missions conference in Cluj-Napoca in Romania. Together with a worker of this organisation I made the trip of about four hours. The conference was about 'ownership in development': about the relationship...

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From home to home

It was very quiet in the car that first day of our journey back to Hungary. What an intensive, but lovely time we 've had in Holland! But we did need some time to process all that. Never before did we experience Hungary and Holland so much as two totally different...

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Kálmán in Holland

In the beginning of March I had the opportunity to go to Holland for a few days because of a presentation in a church there. When I booked my ticket I thought how nice it would be to take someone from the country itself with me to a presentation like this. So I...

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Romania

In the beginning of April my American colleague had invited me to come with him to Romania for a couple of days. Hij had got into contact with a Romanian young woman, who gives training to youngsters. We could give some lessons to this group about micro enterprise....

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TOT1

One of the most effective tools of CHE (Community Health Evangelism) are the trainings we keep. These are mostly one-week sessions, where people are completely out of their every day situation, so they can focus totally on the study material. The purpose of this is...

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Praying in war time

Some time ago during a CHE-training we watched the movie 'War room' on a free evening. It 's a movie about the importance and the power of prayer. Definitly to be recommended for those who haven't seen it yet! This movie was an incentive for us as a team to start...

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