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|

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|

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|

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|

Follow the journey …

I seem to keep on saying it constantly ……. ‘time is flying’!   The last three months seemed to have disappeared somewhere.  I struggle to keep track through the distances travelled and even the wonderful people that crossed our paths the last few months.  After extensive training programs we received 50 amazing transformational agents from […]

August 14th, 2015|Children, Cultural, Culture, Education, Orphans, Outreach, Visitors, Volunteers|

Purpose of any journey: Make friends

Journeys are wonderful things!   They are always filled with the prospect of experiencing the unexpected.  A journey for me means a lot of things.  As a wise ‘someone’ once said:  “Business before pleasure unless pleasure is your business!”  My work and business are pure pleasure.

WHAT MAKES US TICK – as we work!

To be at […]

May 12th, 2015|Being Church, Children, Church Planting, Culture|

The African Church – fastest growing church ever: Part 2

Jesus loves his church. He died for it, prays for it, lives for it and is going to return for it – for AFRICA too.

But let’s be honest: It’s not easy to love the church. It’s easy to love Jesus. Loving His bride is another story.  And in Africa that is no different … in […]

March 30th, 2015|Being Church, Church Planting, Cultural, Culture|

Why I love the Church – Part 1

Dietrich Bonhoeffer once preached a sermon and was quoted by saying that for Protestants the word ‘church’ has the sound of something infinitely commonplace, more or less indifferent and superfluous, that does not make their heart beat faster;  something with which a sense of boredom is so often associated.  Let’s be honest:  there is too much truth […]

March 23rd, 2015|Being Church, Church Planting, Cultural, Culture|

Hunting Bibles on the streets of Kampala, Uganda! – Part 1

  Once a country ruled by the fierce  and fearful dictator Idi Amin Dada – now a bustling country open for all!   Amin’s rule     was characterized by human rights abuses, political repression, ethnic persecution, extrajudicial killings, nepotism,     corruption, and gross economic mismanagement. The number of people killed as a result of his […]

February 9th, 2015|Being Church, Bibles, Culture, Outreach|

A place where everyone helps!

No it’s not paradise.  It’s not even a hidden civilization!  A Mozambique school ……  is a happy place. It’s a place where every time when I arrive the more than 280 children makes me feel like their president. And I like that.  It’s a place where they jump all over me and want to hold […]

June 21st, 2014|Children, Culture, My view, Schools|