Archive for October, 2016

October 31st, 2016 - 12:09 pm § in Kerk, Afrika

On sin, sacrifice and friendship

As my eyes follow the blood streaming into the drain, I realize how high the price is that has to be paid for sin. Evil can not last forever; sin leads to death. We celebrate the feast of the sacrifice with our Senegalese friends in a village far from Dakar. The sheep we bought yesterday, […][...]

October 31st, 2016 - 12:08 pm § in Medisch

Discovering a measles outbreak!

“Your clinic has discovered the measles outbreak and thanks to you we can prevent it getting out of hand!” It’s no small compliment that I get from Mrs. Mbeye while we are together on the way to a house visit. Mrs. Mbeye is the government responsible for the vaccination program in the nort[...]

October 31st, 2016 - 12:08 pm § in Africa

A businessman as development worker

“Blessed is the day we met for the first time!” One would not expect that these words are spoken at the end of a seminar on finance. This participant is impressed with the program and he is sure it is going to help his company to the next stage. “Supporting the middle class is an […][...]

October 26th, 2016 - 9:02 am § in Medical

An unusual week for the paediatrics consultation

Finally: the paediatrician consultation has moved to the new building! We are extremely thankful for all the donations, prayer and support in the period of construction and preparation. This new space was very much needed and even before it was equipped an decorated we started using it last week. A [...]

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