Amsterdam

Specific prayer points

  • Safe travels from Amsterdam. Harry and Wendy are visiting our church in Gent, Belgium and then they will head to Switzerland. Andre and myself will head to Berlin for the weekend where we will spend time with Mark and Ruth (who lead the campus in Berlin) and stay with Richard (a student we met during our mission trip in April). We will also visit the Every Nation church on Saturday and then visit Richard's church on Sunday.
  • Pray for Harry and Wendy and their trip as they trust for key appointments and good moments with the different leaders they will be spending time with.
  • Pray for our trip to Berlin. I am really expectant for our time with Richard and to hear what God has done in his life these past couple of months. We have been doing Skype and Whatsapp calls in between and the evidence of the work of the Holy Spirit is just remarkable!

Latest Updates

Thursday 9 November

Our last day in Amsterdam and in the Netherlands. During the morning we had a very specific time with Sheranne and Froukje dpeaking about campus ministry and what the next steps for them would be on c...

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Wednesday 8 November

This was our last day doing discipleship training and we focussed on the practicals of how to do a small group. Some of the things we discussed was the importance of having a group commitment, a solid...

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Tuesday 07 November

On Tuesday morning we gathered together for training at Nino's house in Haarlem. We continued speaking on different evangelism styles, approaches and creative ways to get invilved in your community an...

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Monday 6 November

On Monday we started with evangelism training at the VU (Vrije Universiteit) where Sheranne and Froukje study. They have the best student caffeterie I have come across so far! The aim of our training ...

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Sunday 5 November

On Sunday we had a very full, but very special day. We started with having a gathering in the upper room (the living room of Emile and Wilmarie's house which is on the top floor of their building). Th...

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Saturday 4 November

Saturday was spent primarily as a tourism day. The morning we visited a market in Haarlem which really is one of the coolest places to buy fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, bread and off course chees...

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Friday 3 November

On arrival in Amsterdam it took us a couple of minutes just to figure out the ticketing system and the best travel routes. The public transport in Amsterdam (and throughout the whole of the Netherland...

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The Amsterdam story

Amsterdam came onto our radar a little unplanned. Froukje Eikelboom who is a theology student in Amsterdam did an internship at the University of Pretoria (TUKS). There she met some of the team from Every Nation, got connected to church, became part of a discipleship group and learned about making disciples and campus ministry. From there she heard about our mission to Berlin in April 2017 which she joined and asked if we could visit her campus in Amsterdam after our trip to Berlin. 

We did and we also got to meet some other students who were also very keen to learn more about discipleship and how to reach their campuses with the Gospel of Jesus. Fast forward a couple of months and we are now exploring the possibilities of a church plant along with the students and two couples who moved to Amsterdam from our Every Nation church in Pretoria.

That, in short, is the Amsterdam story.

This video was taken during our last trip to Amsterdam where we spent time with Sheranne and Froukje on campus doing a bit of Godtest training and sharing the heart and vision on discipleship!

Next year Sheranne will be visiting us in South Africa for a time to learn more about Every Nation, discipleship and campus ministry!

We have a support group on Whatsapp specifically for the Amsterdam scout mission. If you would like to be added to this group please click on this link via your phone to be taken directly to the group.

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