We invite you to join us… However, the stream will be Dutch spoken. All the more reason to pick up your language learning again 😉 Still, you might have some questions. Just send them to us and we’ll try to answer you during the stream (English questions receive an English answers): firstname.lastname@example.org We hope to ‘see’ you then.
On the 8th of this month we went to Nottingham for our final interview with AIM (Africa Inland Mission) regarding our application for membership. We had our interview with the Director of Personnel, his colleague and the Director of AIM Europe. The interview lasted for over 4 hours and we were able to discuss many things, including further steps.
The outcome of the interview is that the interview panel were unanimous in their decision that the Lord has prepared and called us for ministry with AIM to work among Africa’s peoples. The next step is that AIM Europe will prayerfully consider appropriate assignment options for us. We hope to hear back from them soon.
Now that the interview is over, we stay on in England for a while to enjoy some holiday time and to catch up with friends and with people in church. We are enjoying our time in England and the lovely countryside. We hope to go back to Holland with new energy to further prepare ourselves for serving the Lord in Africa.
Today we received the news that we can have our final interview with Africa Inland Mission (AIM) at the beginning of October. After this interview we will hear whether we can join AIM. The interview will be held in Nottingham, AIM Europe’s headquarters.
We ask you to pray that the interview will be fruitful. The interview will be held in front of a panel, normally consisting of the Director, the Personnel Director and his Associate, and a member of the Board of Trustees. The interview will take 2 – 3 hours at least and we are expected to give a presentation on the topic, “The needs and opportunities in Africa, and how we believe God has prepared and equipped us to respond”.
It has almost been a year since we left England. We are glad to come back for the interview, and – at least as important – to meet and greet friends and visit our church in England, the Bridgnorth Baptist Church.
We are very glad to let you know that the necessary interviews in the Netherlands, concerning our application for membership of Africa Inland Mission (AIM), have been completed. We have had several conversations with the board of AIM Netherlands and the church leaders of our church in Holland.
The outcome of the various meetings is that our Dutch church is willing to support us in our mission, and is positive about our choice for mission organisation AIM.
The above means we can now take the last step towards membership of AIM: an oral examination at AIM’s headquarters in Nottingham. After approval of the European board we hope to attain membership. We seek to have this interview soon: this or next month.