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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!…

By 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’…

By admin 21 September 2018 1

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…

By 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…

By admin 2 August 2018 0

The day adventure found us…

“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” Blaise Pascal This is one of Jelle’s  favorite quotes. No wonder: He loves doing just that. So, that is how we spent our first day of holiday. The next day, though, we traveled from Szentistvan to the South of Slovakia…

By admin 18 July 2018 0

Light in two Roma villages

“This week changed my perspective on missions forever!¨ was the reply from one of our guests last week. We had a team of more than 30 people of quite a few nationalities: a lovely group of young Americans, a few Serbs, Croats, Roma, and us, the Dutch family. We did Una Bible Club in two…

By admin 13 July 2018 0

Osijek from a different perspective

Again we challenged the border police lately. This time with crossing the border with a car full of 8 women. 3 of them were having the same name: Maria Hendrika. (Marleen, Maaike en Marijke) Early June we had a special family time. I asked Maaike, (my sisters daughter) to write about it and this is…

By admin 29 June 2018 0

31 x May: a wonder-full month

31 days of love, life and happiness, except for that day that the lid of the teapot, that we have since our marriage, scattered on the floor, but well, what can I say? That is nothing when I compare it with all the precious moments that this month has given.

By admin 31 May 2018 0