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Enough to read…

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Fruit market Madagascar
Our village's name is Maroamboka. It is located in the south-east of Madagascar between the coastal towns of Mananjary and
The Corona virus is spreading and everybody needs to stay at home. Working and learning at home can be a
Well, here we are. Finally back in the Netherlands. Furlough at last. Enjoying all the luxury and do things that
Eigenlijk hadden we een postje willen schrijven over alle lekkere vruchten die we hier hebben en dagelijks eten. Wat een
Car trouble is bound to happen when you travel the roads of Madagascar with all the put holes and big
About a year ago, on a Thursday morning, Jurgen was telling the bible stories to the king of Tsiombivohitra. There
We have just send our newsletter for November 2019 with the following subjects: The work in the villages Translating, and
Three times a year we travel to the capital Antananarivo. Jurgen undertook this trip every month the first year we
Our area is rich in many respects: there is an abundance of rice, fruit, coffee and sugarcane. Most people have
The motorbike is a blessing! It saves so much time in travelling. Now, Jurgen is able to visit not one
We've made some pictures around the house. What is that over there walking through the shrubs? What is growing in
Yes! Here is our newsletter. Do you want to receive it in your inbox next time? Just send us your
We (Menja and Jurgen) have been working hard the last 1.5 year! The very first story set in the Tanala
Het is 3 januari en we genieten van de kerstvakantie. Het is lang geleden dat we als gezin Tsiombivohitra hebben
NB:. This Fundraiser has finished with a good result! For those who do not know us: We are Jurgen and
On the 11th of February we are organising a meeting in which we will give a presentation of our work
August 2017 It was Friday the 9th of June in the afternoon that we said to each other: 'What a
30 May 2017 Several months have past since we moved to the place of our ministry: Maroamboka. We are blessed
24 May 2017 It was a surprise to hear from AIM-Netherlands that they were planning a visit to us. Gerla
At the time of writing we have arrived back in our new house a week ago from a trip to
A week ago Jurgen and Issa travelled to Maroamboka to pay a visit to the building site of our house.
It has been few months since our family visit to Sandrohy and the surrouding area. Many things have happened since:
We had to wait a long time, but at the end of last month we finally made our family trip
Only barely returned from our trip to Nosy Mitsio, Jurgen embarked on a survey to the east of Madagscar, to
We have just returned from a month of traveling - and what an awesome trip it was! When we met
Since this month we have a Malagasy teacher who teaches us at home several times a week. It makes a
We have lived in Tana for almost 2 months now. What is our daily life like? What is different? And
Katja ordered two Dutch books. The were shipped to Madagascar. To collect the parcel she had to travel to Analakely,
ABO (Africa Based Orientation) After an eight hours flight we arrived at 8 pm (Saturday the 10th of October) on
We have arrived! After an almost 8 hour flight we have landed in Nairobi, Kenya, on Saturday 10th in the
As we write this we have less than 5 weeks to go until we fly to Nairobi, Kenya, for a
We had to wait 4 years on his arrival, but he has finally made it: Simeon! He was born on
Our departure to Madagascar is drawing nearer. For years we have been preparing ourselves, but how? Bilinguality The language amongst
We are very happy to let you know that quite some progress has been made in finances this last month.
So ones in a while we receive questions about the children. Is it wise to take kids with you to
Op 5 februari mogen wij u wat meer vertellen over onze missie naar Madagaskar. We willen daar gaan werken onder
A new year has begun: a good moment to share with you how we are doing. As far as we
When we arrive in Antananarivo (Tana) we will become part of the Tana FOCUS team. It is the vision and
Chronological Biblestorying almost sounds like telling fairy-tales. This however, cannot be further from the truth. I (Jurgen) attended this course,
Last month has been intense for us. We got word that, on second thought, we could not join the Betroka
Next year we hope to move to the south of Madagascar to serve the Bara. The Bara are an unreached
We have waited three months, but finally we have received word: we can go and serve amongst the Bara of
From 13 till 16 April we took in an Orientation for new members of Africa Inland Mission (AIM). We have
We have a lot of contact with Africa Inland Mission (AIM) Europe's Personnel Director this month. He is looking for
We recently received word from Africa Inland Mission's office in Nottingham that a Europe Based Orientation has been planned in
On the 8th of this month we went to Nottingham for our final interview with AIM (Africa Inland Mission) regarding
Today we received the news that we can have our final interview with Africa Inland Mission (AIM) at the beginning
We are very glad to let you know that the necessary interviews in the Netherlands, concerning our application for membership
We are glad to let you know some progress has been made in our application with Africa Inland Mission (AIM).
It is almost half a year since we left England to return temporarily to the Netherlands. We had hoped to
We have been living in Den Helder for one and a half month now and have found our way back
n Thursday 22 November we arrived in Den Helder (The Netherlands), where we have lived before our move to England.
This week we received a letter of acceptance from London School of Theology. Jurgen can finally begin his second year
On the third of October we moved from West Farm Cottage in England to a little cottage in Holland. The
Time flies, especially when it is almost time to say goodbye. We have now less than two weeks ahead of
Last week Jurgen was notified that the last marks of his studies have been determined. Jurgen received an overall mark
29 August 2012 Our planned departure to Holland is drawing near. It is time to make plans regarding the education
21 August 2012 There is an important change ahead: after having lived in England for 13 months we will return
18 July 2012 On 30th June Jurgen was awarded his certificate in 'Theology and Ministry' from the Trinity School of
6 June 2012 After our return to England, half April, we have received application forms from Africa Inland Mission (AIM).
April 20th, 2012 We just spent the Easter Holiday in the Netherlands. It was good to meet with family and
March 2012 It is not only Jurgen who studies hard and makes progress, the children also work hard. Apart from
February 14, 2012 The first trimester of the academic year 2011 / 2012 has largely been spent on getting adjusted
January 28, 2012 It is now the end of January, and the second trimester in University has started 2 weeks
December 8th, 2011 Jurgen has received his grades for his first 2 essays. He is very relieved to have scored
November 13th 2011 Jurgen is now halfway through his first trimester at Trinity School of Theology. This trimester his modules
Saturday the 8th of October 2011 We are getting acquainted in Aston Eyre. We have now found our way to
After Fresher's Week in the last week of September Bible College is going to start for Jurgen on October 3rd.
After a week of unpacking boxes and preparation school has begun for the children on the 12th of September. We
After travelling for 16 hours bij car and boat we have safely arrived in Aston Eyre. We left our Dutch
After 9 years of advocacy the work is done: Katja has ended her work as a lawyer in the first
Finally our house has been sold! Although we are not receiving the money we had hoped for we are very
The date of our arrival in England is nearing rapidly. Jurgen is kept busy by the logistic puzzle involved. To
It is preparation time for the children. On the 22nd of July they will say their good bye's in their
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Our choice for homeschooling means that the responsibility for the curriculum lies with us as parents. This raises important questions
We are very glad to let everyone know that Jurgen has been admitted to the bible college. He applied to
Finally the baby has arrived! We had to wait a long time, but on Monday the 21st of February Dani
Since half May 2010 our Dutch Homefrontcommittee is complete. We are glad to have found 7 people to support us
Over the last years we have studied many many mission organisations in many many ways, amongst which: -  looking up
On Saturday 5 June 2010 Jurgen has taken the IELTS Academic test. IELTS stands for International English Language Test System.
During our trip to England in May 2010 we have purchased a method for teaching English during the Reception Year.
In the beginning of May we have spent two weeks in England to prepare ourselves further. We have had a
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