Nr.63 ended with: “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out….., and he went, not knowing where he was going.” He took one step at a time, and so did we. It was exciting, to say the least…….!”
My family came to get us from the airport close to Amsterdam and took us to the farm of an aunt and uncle in eastern Holland where we stayed one week. Amazingly, there were three small bikes there for our girls. Even though I had been born in Holland, it all felt strange for me, and even more for Marina and the girls. They were starting to learn the language and we had many laughs with that. Praying in Dutch also seemed strange, but the Lord heard us anyway! 🙂
We then traveled to our apartment in a town south of Amsterdam and lived there for about 6 months. Besides ministering in the small church, we also continued with a children’s Bible club. One morning Marina woke up with a terrible swollen knee and could not walk. I had lost my voice after having had three couples in our home from Friday night until Sunday night, having Bible studies with them and continually talking, with little sleep. The next day we had Bible club, but Marina couldn’t walk and I couldn’t talk, so with my good legs I carried Marina to the club, and she, with her good voice and in simple Dutch taught the children, and playing her accordion and singing with them. We had a great time!
A niece invited me back to her parent’s farm in eastern Holland, where we had stayed before and we held a youth weekend there. I held three Bible studies a day, which was far too much for the youth and so, the next time we did things differently.
In August the family I had stayed with while holding special meetings in Edmonton, Alberta, Herb and Lillian Schindelka and their four children, arrived in Holland on their way to Belgium. We picked them up at the airport and drove them to Antwerp in Belgium. Lillian was from Belgium originally. After they had settled in, we visited them a number of times praying and talking together and slowly we started to sense God’s leading……..! (Go to Musings)