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|

Chad – Part 2: A Bible in the desert

The echoes for the morning prayer still rings in our ears when more than 70 pastors surreptitiously gathers in a quiet gathering close to one of the many mosques surrounding us.  The men and women gathering makes up the core of our church-planters in the Republic of Chad.  With a country dominated by Muslims planting […]

February 6th, 2017|Bibles, Church Planting|

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|

When God gives you Angola in a day! PART 1

 

It’s been 12 days at the Angolan Embassy – that’s my passport.  I was nowhere close to be allowed into Angola – a county that I have been trying to visit for more than 20 years.  The visa application was a nightmare.    It was that fine line between – is God opening a door or […]

February 14th, 2016|Church Planting, Highlights, Leadership, Training, Travels|

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|

For a woman to plant churches ……. not familiar territory!

Here is the story of Fatima – a women pastor in the rural part of Rwanda.

Fatima, Rwanda – Pastor and church planter

I am living in rural Rwanda.  My husband was a pastor in our Independent Church in the village.  He died a while ago and left me with 4 children.  Due to our membership and […]

December 3rd, 2015|Church Planting, Life Stories, Women|