Family weekend

My parents celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary this Friday. (It is actually our wedding day as well – 28 years later). The De Boer clan gathered for a nice weekend in Diever, former home of the Oracle of Diever (now Oracle of Heeze) Hans Wiegel. Nice place, but very rainy, so we had to be indoor most of the time. That was no punishment, as … Lees verder Family weekend


A tribute to Sofie and Reynaldo. They don’t know eachother (who knows, in the future :-)) but they already share a life story. Sofie comes from South-Africa and Reynaldo from the Philippines, but both will grow up as Dutch kids. At least I know they are litterally adopted in loving families, and I pray they will be blessed and be a blessing. Lees verder Worldchildren

JoelNews interview

Today JoelNews published an interview with us. For all Dutch readers: here it is. Mark de Boer over leiderschap nieuwe-stijl Wie scherp op de bal wil spelen, moet blijven vernieuwen. Voor Agapè Europa betekende dit het afgelopen jaar een wisseling in leiderschap in 7 van de 14 landen, met een verjonging van gemiddeld 15 jaar. In Nederland treden per 1 januari begin-dertigers Mark en Mira … Lees verder JoelNews interview

Pig Latin

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Building better senders

International work continues, even after returning to Holland yesterday. Today, together with some of our leaders, I met up with Myles Wilson, author of ‘Funding the Family Business‘ and widely known crack in the area of raising personal support. We were all impressed by his way of working, the strong biblical context he puts it in and his creativity in the practise of raising support. … Lees verder Building better senders

The Dutch do it again

The Dutch have lived up to their image of direct and blunt communicators once again. During the Sunday afternoon-sessions, the feeling grew that something was missing – let’s call it the God-factor. We were asked to discuss several topics in small groups with regard to building movements amongst students in cities, and some of the issues focussed on rather negative issues. So, when asked to … Lees verder The Dutch do it again

First session: Think supernaturally

Javier started the sessions with one of Bill Bright’s legacies: how to think and live supernaturally. It is part of the Agape ‘DNA’, and still very accurate today. Bill Bright would say: it is time for a revolution of godly thoughts and great plans. Supernatural thinking is imagining, planning, and doing things for God that would be impossible to accomplish by merely human effort. The … Lees verder First session: Think supernaturally