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
I read this book “The Poisonwood Bible” many years ago, long before I started this blog. This book made an impression. Looking at the family that was torn apart. Looking at the result of getting off course from the start. I have not read anything else by Kingsolver since, but thta is maybe due to … Continue reading 13 things you may not know about
There were books. Hundreds of them. Put in cardboard boxes. Sorted in a way. Read by someone, old, young. Maybe some books were discarded unread. I searched my way around the boxes. And I ended up with five books to add to my collection. I will pile them next to my easy chair. Sometimes a … Continue reading hundreds of them
I have only one of his books on my shelves. A book surrounded by other books on Nigerian history, or to be more to the point: Nigerian Churchhistory. It was published in 1965 and I bought it 22 years later on the other side of the continent. He wrote about “Christian Missions in Nigeria … Continue reading J F Ade Ajayi obituary