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Sat
29
Nov '14

Househunters International

When we prepared to go to The Netherlands several years ago, we went around to many churches to gain prayer and financial support.  Inevitably, someone would ask me if I had seen the show How It’s Made.  There was an episode where they showed how wooden shoes are made. During this past year, I often […]

Mon
28
Jul '14

The First of Many Lasts

It’s hard to believe that in approximately 8 weeks, we’ll have another member of the family.  We’re getting to the point where I’m not allowed to travel very much because of the pregnancy.   Because of that, my part of itineration is winding down.  This past weekend, we did some children’s services for a church […]

Fri
11
Oct '13

The Time of Year I Love (in Texas)

Finally, it is here!  The temperatures have dropped just a bit, and I’m not complaining about the heat anymore.  We usually keep our thermostat much warmer than most people here in America: 78 F.  About 4 or 5 days ago, I decided that we could do without the air conditioning all together.  A few nights […]

Sun
30
Jun '13

Happy Campers

Last Sunday night, we started speaking at North Texas district camps.  It went Sunday night through Wednesday morning.  We had around 600 campers.  Wednesday night started a second camp that ran through Saturday morning.  That camp had about 900 campers.  With two services per day, it was pretty busy.  It was busy, but a lot […]

Thu
6
Jun '13

Checking Things off My List

I’m pretty sure that I’ve said it before, but I’m a list maker.  When we were preparing to pack everything up in The Netherlands and move out of our house, I had a huge list.  I was so happy to check those things off.  When we got back to the US, I made another list. […]

Wed
27
Mar '13

One Door Closes, Another Opens

Have you ever had a to-do list that keeps growing?  We’re definitely in that moment in life. Honestly, I like making lists, and I like crossing things off my list even more.  When we leave for America in May for a year, we are going to put our things into storage, so you can imagine […]

Fri
26
Oct '12

We Made It Official

On Sunday, iChurch Hoofddorp had it’s official first service.  We met at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Hoofddorp.  We are so blessed to have such great support from ICL (International Church Leiden).  Not only do they support us monthly, they also are sending people to help us.  We’ve got people helping out with greeting and […]

Wed
17
Oct '12

Can You Really Get Sick of the Smell of Cookies?

When we began meeting about starting iChurch Hoofddorp, we wanted to be a church that did nice things for people.  It’s such a novel idea for a church to do something for people without a hidden agenda.  Sad, right?  So, I had the idea to pass out homemade cookies to people.  I’ve found that Dutch […]

Tue
4
Sep '12

The Dust Has Settled

Following a move that seemed like it would never happen, we hit the ground running.  On Tuesday and Wednesday (31 July and 1 August), we moved into our house.  I first need to say a huge thank you to the people who helped us move.  We had big, heavy furniture to get out of a […]

Mon
14
May '12

“Would you like a homemade cookie?”

I said these words so many times that I think I’ll be saying them in my sleep.  With the help of some friends, Sarah & Rebekah Taylor, we had 250 homemade cookies ready to pass out in Hoofddorp. We got a permit from the city to be able to pass them out.  The process was […]