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May God bless you with Foolishness

A Franciscan blessing: May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart. Amen. May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that you may work for justice, freedom and peace. May God bless you with [...]

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Viva Assessment New Grace Mission

For several years the Jena family from Rayagada have spent every day helping the 34 children living with them. The works is being done by family members and some others. It’s amazing how much effort these people show, day in day out! No off days, no holidays, no financial benefits as would have been the [...]

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Forerunner evenings 2013

During our first meeting in 2013 we’ve prayed to God for his guidance, but have also looked forward. Ever since Forerunner started in 2009 a core group has been supporting the projects. Many of these people have been supporting Johan’s work for years, while others have joined afresh. We’ve met many of these during the [...]

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Africa travels: Myrrh Seed Journey 2013

There have been many developments in the past one-and-a-half year regarding Africa. Last year I had the strong impression I wouldn’t visit India or Myanmar in 2013, but Africa again. It turns out to be so. I expect to travel to South Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi and DR Congo this summer for about a month. [...]

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Finishing boarding building Myanmar

In May and June, David Lawma and many church members worked very hard in order to finish the building in Taungoo that will be used as rooms to rent for students. They were able to finish the foundation, the construction, the roof and the walls, but because of lack of the last 10% of the [...]

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First building Bethel House of Prayer (Myanmar)

In April we wrote about how David Lawma and other believers in Taungoo wanted to build a house of prayer at a piece of land that David’s grandmother owns. Together they have collected money and build a simple bamboo building in which about twenty people can gather. In the meantime they have already had many [...]

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Update Andhra Pradesh (India)

With a sponsored projector, Sagar showed a movie in his church in Kavali about William Carey. A lot of people came to watch the movie, and Sagar has the impression that the church members are more and more aware of the importance of missionary work. It is his desire that this grows more in the [...]

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India 2012: stories from the journey

Early July we left for India with a team of six people, later completed with a seventh friend from India. After a weekend stay with friends in Chennai we spent a few days in Tirupati and Tirumala, an enormous temple site with an immense spiritual influence on India and other countries. We organised prayer walks [...]

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Summer travels 2012 – India, East Africa, IHOP-KC

Year two of my studies has just been completed with some nice grades! And that means that traveling season has started! I am so thankful for how my exams turned out. The past month I had an unusual focus, at times I would study most of a 9-10 hour day at the university. That’s not [...]

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Itinerary team trip to India

Our preparations for the India trip have advanced significantly! All tickets have been booked, we’ve got a clear schedule, request for visa have been sent and we’ve had three team meetings so far. Of course, there’s still a lot to handle including many practical issues, but things are looking fine. There’ll be six of us [...]

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