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Bor, day 2: Dreamjob

“You look like a real Bible smuggler, Jelle!” Nina said when he unpacked the books out of all corners of the car. He had spread them everywhere: under the chairs and in between our food and clothes just to please the border police. We do not live in communistic times anymore, but the shipping of…

By admin 11 September 2017 0

Bor, day 1: Safely arrived

  4 people, 1 car, 1 border, 480 km, 7 hours in the car, 62 Bibles Safely arrived! We saw the landscape changing; just after the white city of Belgrade, it is turning into more hills. A bit later, we see tiny farmlands: just a few goats or sheep and shepherds, a few square meters…

By admin 10 September 2017 0

After 9 p.m. talk: Laura's story

“Can I join you?” Jenn asked as she dropped by at our little table in the corridor. “Of course!” I replied, wiping off the tears from my cheeks. “But, give me just one minute. I have to finish reading this story.” Jenn is the sort of person who cares, and because of that, she doesn’t…

By admin 1 September 2017 5

Coffee conversation

“Are you bored yet?” He asked gently. “On the contrary,” I thought! Here are a few questions that we talked about during our coffee break. I hope they inspire you as well: Where do you come from? Where are your roots? What are you thinking about? Who is shaping your thinking? Which three books have…

By admin 30 August 2017 6

Breakfast talk

How did you guys actually end up in Croatia? Rod looked warmly at us while he asked this question. We sat at the breakfast table while we ate our German bread with some hot tea. And, by the way, where is it exactly?. Now, the second question is an easy one: In the far East…

By admin 28 August 2017 0

Glamping

“The soul of a human travels on horseback.” That is what my friend Petra says often.   The rain is pouring down to the wooden edge of our glamp. The little thing has just enough space for two mattresses on a wooden frame, and at the end of the bed, can we just fit our…

By admin 23 August 2017 2

A Dazzling Day

We are halfway through a journey across Europe and planning to attend the International Teams Conference in Swabish Gmund. We picked up Judith at her camp in Severin na Kupi, stayed a few days at a camp side in Slovenia, and travelled on to the Netherlands for a funeral and a few other things; here…

By admin 13 August 2017 0

A house burned down and a newborn

Roma life can be very tough. This is what Andrijana, the daughter of our Roma pastor, wrote three weeks ago: “Yesterday, my mom’s sister in Serbia lost her house in a fire. She has five children and the sixth needs to be born this month. So, they do not know where to live anymore, and…

By admin 5 August 2017 1

Thanks to the Teacher(s)

We have a rather unusual schooling situation here. The education for our children has created the hardest bump on the road to making the decision to move to Osijek. But, as we look back on this last year, 2016- 2017 we see that something remarkable has unfolded. When I wrote a post about homeschooling fun…

By admin 27 July 2017 0