Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

August 12th, 2016 - 14:05 § in Family

The Netherlands in 2016: What’s New!?

It has been two years since we’ve spend a prolonged time in the Netherlands. It is remarkable to see how fast our country changes! What struck us the most? Swaying cars, stranges bikes and technological development.[...]

August 5th, 2014 - 19:51 § in Family

What’s new?? The Netherlands after 3 years.

In the past three years, a lot has changed in The Netherlands. A selection from the series surprises of a Dutch African: Everyone seems to have bought a new bike in the past two years; including a front carrier…  Your style is now defined by your flower basket, crate of beer or wooden boxR[...]

October 24th, 2013 - 16:57 § in Church, Family, Medical

Water is precious!

As a little boy I once went on an excursion to the water tower in Utrecht. As a reminder I received a sticker that read: “Water is precious , so go easy on the tap!” Oh, how often have I thought of that sticker in the past weeks. Water is precious![...]

August 25th, 2012 - 00:06 § in Family, Medical, News

When the rain comes…

“My wife and children could not sleep in a dry place” says Boubacar, one of the clinic’s guards. He lives in Grand Yoff, an area that was seriously flooded after the heavy rains last week. Because the clinic is slightly elevated, he was able to bring his family over to spend the night [...]

February 11th, 2012 - 09:30 § in Africa, Family, News

Traveler’s Log: To Gabon

Wow, what a trip we had! Not only a long journey, but also a very successful and breathtaking journey! Hopefully the following pictures and report give a good impression of our experiences. Last Monday morning at 3 o’clock we stood beside our bed and we left to Schiphol in the freezing cold:[...]

May 4th, 2011 - 17:48 § in Church, Family

What motivates me – Jan

I’m not very familiar with poetry, but when I read the poem Spiritual by Remco Campert, a Dutch author, a few years ago, it touched me. I don’t know how he meant it, but for me it describes how I experience the calling of God. It is a deep inner conviction. The road might be […][...]

February 2nd, 2011 - 14:04 § in Africa, Church, Family, Medical

Pictures of our trip

Hereby a selection of the pictures we took in Senegal. Our visits to the hospital in Thies, the YWAM clinic in Dakar city centre. But most of all it gives a first impression about life in Dakar. If you view the slideshow you’ll miss the explanation that comes with each picture. So the advice s[...]

January 6th, 2011 - 16:00 § in Family, Medical

What motivates me – Tabitha

“The availability of good medical care tends to vary inversely with the need for it in the population served.” This statement, made in 1971 by Dr. Julian Tudor Hart, G.P. in England, is known as the “inverse care law.” That many things in the world are unevenly distributed is an understateme[...]

Familie Kieviet in Senegal