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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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Life after Rome

With finishing my last exams at LUISS university my year in Rome has ended. I feel blessed that I could return to Holland with excellent results. It’s been a year centered around the theme of “learning perseverance”. Although it often felt as “sowing in tears” there’s now also the joy of “reaping in joy”, both in [...]

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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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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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Highlighted: pastor Samuel Kolaka

We’d like to share more about Pastor Samuel Kolaka. You have already received some information about him through the previous newsletter / prayer calendar. Pastor Samuel is a minister of a Kuvi tribe community in the hills of Orissa. He’s a father of five and also an important leader who among other things supervises communities [...]

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Life in Rome

Life in Rome continues to go its own sweet sunny way. Although I live in this beautiful city it doesn’t mean that I visit tourist attractions daily. But it has turned out to be a period during which my prayer life is growing. Reading my Bible, listening to God, interceding, et cetera, it is great [...]

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Newsletter 51

Newsletter 51 has just been released, with more information on our latest prayer initiative.

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