Archive for the ‘Kerk’ Category

December 24th, 2020 - 6:59 pm § in Kerk

Children’s songs in dozens of schools

Corrie ten Boom once said: “When the Lord closes a door, he opens a window.” It is clear that many doors were closed for the music ministry in 2020: live music was prohibited for months; our study was out of work. Traveling was prohibited; so the guesthouse remained empty. But “on [...]

October 16th, 2020 - 3:02 pm § in Kerk

A Church in the Studio…

“Since I started reading the Bible again, my inner life changed so deeply”, replies Ndongo* when I ask him at the end of 4 months of intensive discipleship if he wants to meet again in two weeks. Large gatherings and open-air concerts are still prohibited, and there is little clientele in the st[...]

June 12th, 2019 - 10:14 am § in Medisch, Kerk, Afrika

Making History

December 1, 2018 was a historic day in Senegal. After a 5-hour general members meeting during the annual conference for Christian health workers, a vote was taken for the establishment of a foundation for Christians in care. The outcome? The statutes were adopted unanimously and a board was elected![...]

July 10th, 2017 - 10:16 pm § in Kerk

Every one a leader!

Some church members peek around the corner out of curiosity to get an impression of the leadership training Jan is teaching with a colleague. The mostly well educated new believers have questions like “what’s the church”, “what dimension does Gods influence have in my life”, “and how doe[...]

July 10th, 2017 - 7:31 pm § in Kerk

A chicken farm on the roof of the church building!

Financial independence is not easily attaint for a small urban church. The idea to start a chicken farm on the roof of the church sounded a bit bizarre to me at the beginning. But with support of the internal church of Dakar and support from church members a large cage was built on the roof [&hellip[...]

July 10th, 2017 - 7:16 pm § in Medisch, Kerk

Praying for doctors and nurses

A car packed with health workers pulls over in front of the physiotherapists’ clinic. We’ re not there for a consultation or treatment. We come to pray with the staff. We are in a poor neighborhood at the outskirts of this city and our visit is a great encouragement. In January 2015 I started a [...]

April 5th, 2017 - 8:58 am § in Kerk

Ordinary Special

“Last week’s  show caused serious political upheaval between Senegal and Mauritania. The president even had to pronounce himself in order to solve it! “Bernard and I sit in the waiting room of a large Senegalese television station, preparing for the filming of the country’s largest [...]

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, […][...]

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!