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Life from the Father

Since September last year Alette and I have joined the house of prayer in Amersfoort. It has been so good to be back in a place of consistent prayer! It feels like my heart is receiving lots of living water again and now, after a period of soaking the dryness, has come back to life! [...]

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Hope

Soon it will be three years since I moved back to the Netherlands to study. I remember how I felt excited. One reason was that after more than a decade my Father had revived this old dream to study economics and business. But another  reason why I felt excited was that I hoped that this [...]

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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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Echo or voice

This is a story of imperfection. Or rather, a story of perfecting what is yet imperfect. Of a bumpy road that leads to a golden sky. These past 1,5 years I felt I had not much to say that was worth writing about, apart from factual updates on the many (exciting) things that were happening. [...]

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A Fall in Holland

The leaves are falling from the trees after some very pleasant Sunny weeks. It’s great to come back from Asia to such a nice and unusual warm climate. It was such a blessing to help me readjust to living here in the Netherlands. The first week was hard, after one day I was already wondering [...]

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Journeying through Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia and Thailand

So that was it. One day in Singapore, four days in Malaysia, five days in Cambodia and ten days in Thailand. The transition from the previous 1,5 month of ministry in Myanmar and India was rather big and took a little time, but I was surprised how well this packed schedule went. I felt God [...]

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Giving: a life that was changed

Children’s faces smile at me on the pictures that my Indian friends send me. It brings perspective back in my thoughts. The past year has been extra challenging at times in regards to finances. Recently I came  to a low point where I was wallowing in self-pity and doubts if I was still on the [...]

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Antici-waiting

Dream as if everything is possible. Oh, the things that I then see in front of me! But the path towards it sometimes looks a bit different. These months we are making many plans with the project team. The more we see what is possible and needed for the people in India and Myanmar that [...]

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Welcome to my renewed website!

It is almost seven years ago that this site came to existence. That means the lay out is of very high age, if calculated in dog years, so it’s time for retirement. We made some unsuccessful attempts in the past years for a new version, but this time we really were able to finish it! [...]

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