The first edition of this book was published in December 1898. The second edition followed in February 1899. I have a very good copy of the second edition. So over 120 years this book was published. It seems that both the first and second edition each had 2000 copies. Who wrote this book? On the … Continue reading review LIFE OF BISHOP SMYTHIES
On page 259 I saw it with my own eyes. The words: “Ex Africa semper aliquid novi”. One of the forms in which this famous statement has rolled through history. But let me start at the beginning. We do not start in Central Africa but in the British university town Cambridge. The explorer and missionary … Continue reading review The HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITIES’ MISSSION TO CENTRAL AFRICA
In my mind David Livingstone is a Scotsman who travelled to the southern parts of Africa, did missionary work, started travelling and writing, sought possibilities for commerce and missionary work. Henry Morton Stanley went to look for him, I presume. After Livingstone’s death he was carried by a few of his most faithful followers to … Continue reading review LIVINGSTONE
Should I have remembered the name ‘Cupido Kakkerlak’ or ‘Cupido Cockroach’? I now know I came across his name several times when I read a book written by Ido Enklaar on the Dutch scholar and missionary Johannes Theodorus van der Kemp (1747-1811). In The Netherlands he founded a missionary society and he himself, after having … Continue reading review PRAYING MANTIS
The number of christians is still growing in Africa. Both in the urban and the rural areas. Some of the growth is due to internal forces of pastors and other beleivers who take their faith seriously and live it in their daily lives. Some of the growth is due to external forces that have come … Continue reading book for africa: prosperity ?
This is the story of a Dutchman who was trained as a fighterpilot at the F16 fighterplane and who changed the course of his life. During his training in Canada he was converted to christianity and he decided to follow a different careerpath. He joined the Missionary Aviation Fellowhip (MAF), to be a bushpilot based … Continue reading review F16 PILOOT MET EEN NIEUWE MISSIE