We’ve been back in the USA almost 7 weeks now and it has been busy – as it should be! We’ve enjoyed the chance to meet with so many of our friends and ministry partners as well as make some new ones. You all are a huge blessing to us!Read More
Today, Rebecca and I were “blessed in” to our role as elders in our local church, Sjaloom Heerhugowaard. It’s truly a privilege to work among the people of Sjaloom and together to expect great things from the Lord and His ChurchRead More
Our new video that documents that last 3 years of life and ministry in the Netherlands is now LIVE! It was a joy to partner with MDG Media to make this project a reality. We hope you enjoy celebrating with us what has been accomplished for the cause of the gospel in the Netherlands. And we hope that you will continue to stand with us as we work and expect God to do even greater things, here in the North of Holland.Read More
A few months back we told you about the street fight that broke out just outside The Gate with 150 youth and how our own Gate staff stepped in and kept it from escalating. We recently received a video of the incident and wanted to share that with you.Read More
The first time he said it, I won’t lie, I cried a little.
We were just pulling back into our city after a long trip when from the back seat we hear a sigh of relief from our 5-year old son as he says,
“We’re back in our place!”
Rebecca and I looked at one another and knew exactly what the other one was thinking: “it was worth it.”Read More
Bleached-blonde hair. Dark eye shadow. Leather jacket. And a pacifier in her mouth. That’s right – a baby pacifying device (neon-green to be exact) was in her mouth and, to be honest, I was confused. But I welcomed them and we all talked with each other.Read More
Four months ago we sat down with the leadership of our church and unpacked a vision to reach the 2,000+ students right outside the church doors. This past weekend was the Grand Opening of The Gate Heerhugowaard, a youth center for the youth of Heerhugowaard. What an incredible weekend!Read More
We have a little story to tell you. At the end of it we hope you see two things very clearly. First, that many times brokenness is the beginning of great things in the Kingdom of God. Second, that we are at the beginning of a great move here in Holland.Read More
So, as I’ve said before, the kind of move that we made exactly 2 months ago today has the tendency to throw off your rhythm of life. Now, don’t worry, we’re getting it back 🙂 but that’s not what I want to tell you about today.
When life finds its rhythm again, so does your heart. And when that happens the world slows down just enough for you to notice the people and the needs all around you.Read More
We’re Here! Most days its still very hard to believe. What a crazy 12 days its been since we arrived. Let me give you the rundown on what the transition has been like thus far.Read More