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Elvira, a woman with vision

The temperature in Osijek has dropped about 28 degrees in the last few days. Last Friday, we sensed it coming and dove one more time into the Drava river and kissed it goodbye for the winter. Now, we are inside, long-sleeves are found again, and Elvira and I enjoyed some time together over a cup…

Door Janneke Huisman 26 september 2018 0

Here we go, but how do we call this?

Yay! We FINISHED! Last year, for Christmas, Jelle gave me a blog course by Jeff Goins. And this summer we have been working on it in the wee hours of the day. Hiding from the heat, outside, working on the blog course, inside. We learned a lot, Jelle fixed everything behind the scenes. Thank you, Jelle!…

Door admin 22 september 2018 0

A new season, a new rhythm

Here we go: September has arrived. Laurens went for the first time to the Croatian school, and we do school at home with the girls, online. We are pretty proud of Laurens, speaking three languages fluently, while we are still struggling when conversations get more complicated. Also, we are a bit impressed by the girls’…

Door admin 21 september 2018 0

Rejected at your work: how would you respond?

One of our Roma friends talks about being rejected: When I graduated I was employed at the state hospital at the intensive care unit, everything was fine until the moment (..) they found out that I was a Roma. I noticed that they began to behave differently towards me, more negativity in the sense that they…

Door admin 21 september 2018 2

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…

Door admin 2 augustus 2018 0

Spring Retreat Reflections (and an announcement!)

It is not the first time, and hopefully not the last time either, that Sheridan Voysey wrote some wise words: ” I’ve found that a small retreat is often disproportionately more powerful for attendees. I pray it’s a powerful retreat and that God meets every person in a unique and powerful way!” This was in an…

Door admin 19 juni 2018 2

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…

Door 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.…

Door 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…

Door admin 19 december 2017 0