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Summerjobs for the girls

Marijke and Judith both found lovely opportunities for summer jobs in the Netherlands. It was their first time flying together. Jelle brought the girls to the Budapest airport, and Jelle’s dad received them in Eindhoven (NL). Judith worked at a blueberry farm, and Marijke worked with granddad at the Free University of Amsterdam. It was…

By admin 2 August 2018 0

The Chosen One

Ouch, was what I thought when I hit the ground with a sudden thump after they removed me from my roots. Strong hands dragged me into a car and took me to a cold, gray parking lot, where I saw many of my friends. Only a few nights passed before a car stopped in front of…

By admin 25 December 2017 0

Vanda, one year in our family

“Am I not even able to look after a dog?”  For a long time, I felt ashamed about what happened to us just a few weeks after we adopted Vanda from the local shelter, but now, I am ready to share her story. I am glad that we all made it through her first year.…

By admin 22 December 2017 0

Grandma’s crochet

When I was fifteen years old, my grandma gave me this lovely handmade bookmark. It travels with me always because it is in my Bible. I got the idea to make another one, but that did not work out very well. I am not at her skill level. So, I decided to make a different…

By admin 19 December 2017 0

Romaconference Osijek, Nov. 2017

Last week, Jelle and I attended a conference about Christianity among the Roma. We met a mixed group of people from all kinds of backgrounds: Pentecostal and Baptist, Roman Catholic and Reformed, people from Slovakia, Bulgaria, and even from the UK. Most were pastors, some teachers and sociologists, but all working with Roma people. Some…

By admin 6 December 2017 0

7 priceless gifts on Thanksgiving Day

In this week of American Thanksgiving, I will change the challenge. Lately, there has been a 7-day challenge floating around Facebook to post photos seven days in a row—no explanations, just pictures. It was a nice challenge. Many people shared beautiful shots and were challenged to see beauty. But, the challenge was too hard for…

By admin 25 November 2017 0

First editon: Kaskada Magazine!

We are excited to share with you the first edition of Kaskada magazine! It is a magazine about the people and projects within Roma Bible Union. Just grab a big mug with your favorite drink, sit down and enjoy! Reading the stories, watching the pictures and videoclips. Please share with as many people as possible;-)…

By admin 14 November 2017 0

A ten-year journey

It is ten years ago these weeks that we moved to Horsley’s Green in England. “You start a journey in faith” is what Sjaak van Kleef told us during the WoW (Windows on Wycliffe) course. I wondered: Do I want that? Am I able to do that? It was scary. We had three little kids,…

By admin 4 November 2017 4

Pear picking

On the day that Jelle brought me to Bor a few weeks ago, around 30 people from our home village came together for the pear harvest. The owner had promised to give a certain amount of money for each square bushel. This faithful, hardworking group of people managed to get 42 of these bushels. This…

By admin 13 October 2017 0