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Make Art, Not War

During our time in Congo one day we spend time with what was supposed to be just the children’s choir. After a while, 70 or more children showed up. Amethyst writes: “When a person grows up living in a place that is at war, simple experiences become complex. Moreover, simple experiences are often lost. I [...]

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Travel stories from Asia and Africa!

In our most recent two newsletters we are sharing some stories from our journey through Myanmar, India, Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo. Read them here! To be continued, as we have one more month to go! The links: Newsletter 73 Newsletter 74

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Asia Africa journey 2015

After four years since the last visit to our friends, the children and projects in Myanmar and three to four years for those in India, we believe it is time to go back this fall. In addition, since flying back from India to Amsterdam via Uganda is relatively easy, we see this as the best [...]

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Africa 2013 – trip report

The first three weeks I have spent in DR Congo, after flying into the country from Uganda by a MAF Cessna plane. The first place was Bunia, where I preached during morning meetings and spend a few hours every evening for specific training of intercessors. I really believe that praying churches are the only thing [...]

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Itinerary Africa trip 2013

Only a month left to go…! There is more than enough that needs to be finished by then, but I’m looking forward to this good and intense journey. More than in previous years do I have a feeling that I’m about to discover things that have to do directly with my future work and possibly [...]

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Balkan 2013 – trip report

The Balkan trip last month has been good. Busy, about 8-9 hours of travelling and walking around per day, without counting meetings. But: good! Instead of giving a (boring) day by day report I’d just like to highlight a number of things that stood out to me throughout the trip. ‘its a joining of movements’ [...]

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Balkan trip – April 11-21

Just ten days till my trip to the Balkan! It has been amazing to see how this trip has come together. Funds were tight in general, but specific travel money came when it was needed. I strongly feel that what is happening in this ethnically divided region where prayer is increasing will mean much for [...]

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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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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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