A forgotten island …

As we fly into Bluefields, Nicaragua – we are greeted by a thunderstorm ….. low clouds and gusting winds.  I find myself hugged in my seat in the small Caravan watching the pilot lining himself up with the runway.

Bluefields is connected with the presence on the Nicaraguan Caribbean coast of many pirates, subjects of powers at the time […]

November 5th, 2017|Being Church, Children, Church Planting, Culture, Life Stories, Outreach, People, Training, Travels|

Leave the 99 …

Matthew 18:12 – “What do you think?  If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray and gets lost, will he not leave the 99 on the mountain and go in search of the one that is lost?”

I have always loved this Scripture and always felt like this little lost […]

August 5th, 2017|Being Church, Bibles, Children, Church Planting, Life Stories|

What Keeps You from Going?

 

If everyone is a missionary, then no one is.

If “my mission field is the ground beneath my feet,” as some have said, then why should we expend the energy or resources to go to a foreign land and learn a new language and culture? In fact, it would be a waste of resources to do […]

February 8th, 2017|Being Church, Cultural, Culture, General, My view, Outreach, Travels|

The Dead Heart of Africa ……

It’s 2’o Clock in the morning – we have long ago left the dry wind of the Sahara desert.  We are speeding through the dark of night and my GPS confirms the fact that we are in dangerous territory.  The nearly full moon lights up the Cameroon jungle far away.  The route is well known […]

January 16th, 2017|Being Church, Children, Church Planting, Leadership, Outreach, Training|

All in a days work – and a miracle! – Part 2

Kisumu, Kenya:  I’m getting use to Kisumu and its weather.  Hot and humid as most of the places I go to these days.  I’ve heard that our 20 pastors in training will be waiting for us at 06:00 am!  I woke before any chicken could announce the new day.  After a quick breakfast Herbie and I […]

April 12th, 2016|Being Church, Church Planting, Education, Life Stories, Uncategorized|

From a jail cell to a church-planter

I am struggling to finish my warm coke as the Kenya Airways captain announces that our short flight has come to an end.   The short flight from Nairobi  was a bumpy one as I find myself in Kisumu on the Rift Valley in Kenya in the Nyanza Province.  Kisumu is a Luo word that […]

April 3rd, 2016|Being Church, Church Planting, Life Stories|

Mozambique: 500 new churches

And so we continue the long road ……. another 1100 km’s to Chimoio in the heat!  Please climb in and join us …!

January 18th, 2016|Being Church, Bibles, Church Planting, Cultural, Education|

Planting churches: Mozambique

Many people ask me:  “So what on earth do you exactly do – what is Transformational Engineering.  How do you actually start a new church in an African context.  Well ….. I invite you to climb in and drive with us.  Join us as we start newly planted churches in Southern and Central Mozambique.   […]

January 15th, 2016|Being Church, Bibles, Church Planting, Culture, Education|

Dancing around burning Bibles

As the Rwanda Airways Boeing’s door opened I felt the hot air hitting me in the face.  It’s a familiar feel so close to the tropics.  I always feel at home arriving in Rwanda – I breath here for many reasons.  Mostly because I love the people (ok I love all of Africa’s people) but […]

January 11th, 2016|Being Church, Bibles|

Into the heart of Africa ….. Hotel Rwanda

The movie HOTEL RWANDA was Hollywood’s version of what happened in Rwanda during the genocide.  Although they tried to tell a horrific story …. the real truth is far more shocking in cruel.  A book saw the light a year ago ……    Their story is a bit closer to the truth and look at […]

December 2nd, 2015|Being Church, Church Planting, Culture, Education, Highlights, Team|