The adventures of Mark & Mira in America (1)

Wow, that was quite a trip. Travelling 46 hours and 20.000 km in 6 days, from 12 C to 32 C, by plane, rental car, taxi and golf cart… But it was fun. We travelled from Amsterdam to Atlanta to meet with a couple that are interested in our ministry. They have a fantastic place […]

Even more adventures

Okay, one or two more stories from the States. The conference theme was ‘Proclaiming the mystery’ (derived from Colossians 3), and to add some fun to it there was a mystery to be solved, somewhat like the game Clue. Mira had the privilege to play Hercule Poirot and present the solution of the mystery, which […]

The adventures of Mark & Mira in America (3)

At 1.30 pm the second episode started: travelling to Phoenix. And guess what: long before rush hour, we hit a jam because of a traffic accident, downtown Atlanta… so we ended up running through the hallways in the airport, hitting a 2-kilometer long line for Security, running back, looking for another entrance, and then Mira […]

The adventures of Mark & Mira in America (2)

The United States are a nice country. Really, I like it. The only thing is: you have to be ve-e-e-ry patient to get in… It took us ages to leave the airport: first of all we had to get through Immigration – about 50 minutes waiting time. When we got through, we took the luggage […]

Rotterdam, Atlanta, Phoenix

Currently making preparations for another trip: next Wednesday Mira and I will fly to Atlanta, and the next day to Phoenix, to meet with potential supporters for Agapè, and especially the Rotterdam developments. I think it’s safe to say this is a unique opportunity, as many of the people we’ll meet have a heart for […]

Changed layout

Mmm, that went fast… a new skin for the site. Some minor issues with the video page and the subtitle, but altogether this looks like a neat design.

Discovering Jesus

This picture (click to enlarge) says it all: Things are not always what they look It takes time, effort, concentration to see things for what they are Even then it is no guarantee that you have gotten hold of it Discovering Jesus requires a paradigm shift He had long hair and a beard (That was […]

Wanted: winners

We’re back from the Agapè staff conference at De Bron in Dalfsen. We had a great time with a lot of good input by Jan den Ouden, Bram Krol and others, talks, and a very positive atmosphere. We made some slight changes to the regular program that made it a little more relaxed than most […]

Moving, doing

It’s Monday morning, and I’m sitting at my desk, staring at the screen. As is often the case, I need some time (& coffee) to get started after the weekend – nothing seems to come out of my hands yet. Ironically, yesterday I spoke at the Christengemeente Amsterdam about stepping out and moving forward, and […]