Review of YAMBUKU


Yambuku. Days may have passed that you did not travel to Yambuku. A small place in a hidden corner of the immense country of Congo or Zaïre. There is a small settlement of missionaries from Belgium. They started their work in 1935 and the settlement has grown since. Nuns came from Belgium and settled there … Continue reading Review of YAMBUKU

book for africa: prosperity ?


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 ?

F16 PILOOT MET EEN NIEUWE MISSIE


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 F16 PILOOT MET EEN NIEUWE MISSIE

13 things you may not know about


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

hundreds of them


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

J F Ade Ajayi obituary


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