Spread the Word II – finishing Genesis

Remember the one-year-bible-reading-program from our church? Today we will finish the book of Genesis. As we already read the entire book of Job, this means we are at 1/33 of the bible books, and at 1/12 of the time.Anyway. I developed the habit of listening to the Bible while driving. Last Saturday I listened to […]

New week, new chances

It’s monday morning again… a new week ahead, with many things to work on. This week we hope to finalize the Strategic Plan and Budget 2007. It is the first time in a number of years that we have one integrated strategic plan and a budget handed in on time to Agape Europe! The version […]

Stormy weather

Yes, the thunderstorm last Thursday hit us as it did many other places. Unfortunately, the fence in our backyard did not survive. Encouraged by my dear wife, I did some repair work, so the fence is up since Saturday and still going strong.Near the office a large branch hit a colleague’s car, and later an […]

Durftedromen.nl New Years Drink

Went to the Durftedromen.nl New Year reception in Utrecht. Durftedromen.nl is a network for Young Professionals started by Albert and Marloes, a former Athletes in Action couple. Their aim is to create a network of like-minded people by organising monthly events, providing coaching, training and so on. I met some nice people. Interestingly, most of […]

Water hero

Rosa is taking swimming lessons since two weeks. She enjoys it very much. When Mira took her for the first time, she started showing off her under water skills to the teacher. This time, she made friends with Anna and showed her dad how well she could swim. And indeed, she has made progress already. […]

It’s official now

Last Thursday Mira and I were commissioned as the National Directors for Agapè The Netherlands in a ceremony held for that purpose. It was a very special time. When I have some pictures and more time I’ll report more.

Another White House

Visited Ellel Ministries‘ new center in Baak today with Peter Freeke. An amazing place, both the center itself and its surroundings. It still belongs to the Focolare Movement of the Catholic Church, but from August it will belong to Ellel. Peter showed me around the place (which took about an hour) and we talked about […]

YouTube news

Added some new videos on YouTube, like this one:

Spread the Word

We started an exciting project in church: Spread the Word! In 2007, we are going to read the entire Bible in one year with the whole congregation. The fun part is that it will be in chronological order, which means we just started in Genesis this week but tomorrow we’ll jump to Job, because he […]

New Year’s Day in the forest

Happy Newyear and Gods blessing for 2007 to all of you!We celebrated New Year’s Eve with the two of us – the first time in many years without others. We got Rosa and Sara out of bed at 12 o’clock to watch the fireworks, and they enjoyed it, but it took a while.After midnight some […]