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An update from the Mission House! by Hanske Mulder, september 23rd, 2014

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Hello everyone,

It’s Gemma! This week I’ll be updating you about life in the Mission House… biggrin read more

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Projects visiting ! by Hanske Mulder, september 15th, 2014

Hello everyone !

It is Hélène, from the new Mission House team. This week the blog is mine to tell all I want !

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Arrival and first week by Hanske Mulder, september 13th, 2014

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Hello and welcome everybody to the blog of the new mission house generation 2014/15!

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Next generation by admin, mei 18th, 2014

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This weekend the people from the new Mission House year came for an exciting taster weekend.

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King’s Day! by admin, mei 1st, 2014

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‘A truly unbelievable experience, great party and atmosphere with lots of fun, Music and people’ – Saz

‘I’ve never seen anything like it (in a good way); it was incredible’ – Hannah

‘I can’t describe it…it was the best party I ever had. I loved it…it was indescribable. If I could rewind time, I would do it’ – Daniel

‘My favourite part was Saturday morning with all the (flea)markets. I felt like all the partying in the city was a bit too crazy for me…not really my thing’ – Laure

Some answers to my question how the Mission House experienced their first King’s Day in Amsterdam. As you understand from their responses it was quite the event.

Orange everywhere (because our royal family’s name is ‘Van Oranje Nassau’ and Oranje means Orange); streets packed with people; the canals full of boats; music competing to be the loudest, the craziest, the coolest; flea markets all throughout the day; lots of food and drinks; tourists everywhere; and then us. It’s a thing in Holland.

For the first time we celebrated King’s Day this year. All my life it has been Queen’s Day. A little weird to be calling it King’s Day now and to have it on a different date as well! I had to keep reminding myself: ‘Remember, it’s all about the king!’

I think it’s safe to say that all the people in the Mission House and all their guests (of course everyone wanted to be friends with us this weekend and stay over here ;) ) had a great time at this typical Dutch holiday!

And only a week before we celebrated another major holiday: Easter. Major for Christians because the death and resurrection of Christ are the core events of our faith. It brings joy, it brings hope, it brings redemption. ‘This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.’

And then again – daily – I have to remind myself: ‘Remember, it’s all about the King!’

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Easter! by admin, mei 1st, 2014

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Hi everyone,

It’s me Daniel again! What happened to the Mission House the last week? Let’s see! Last week was really interesting because of visits of families, parents. Hannah’s parents arrived in Amsterdam last Monday and stayed until Friday. My parents and godparents also visited me, they came last Thursday and stayed ‘till this Monday. I was really happy to see and meet them, because the last time was in January when it happened, so all in all after 4 months. So, I had a Hungarian-Dutch Easter, which means with lots of Hungarian foods in The Netherlands. I didn’t really spend much time at the Mission House during the visit of my parents and godparents, because we were walking a lot in the city, had boat trips in Amsterdam as well and went by train and coach to the wonderful Keukenhof garden with full of flowers in Lisse. The weather was perfect, so we could spend a lot of time outside! On Friday, Moritz, the boyfriend of Lydia also came to visit her and stayed until Wednesday. On Sunday, we had an egg hunting game, which was full of fun! Hannah was really enthusiastic during the game. Saz and Merit were at home for Easter, but they both came back yesterday. On Tuesday all of us started to work again. It was a bit strange to get back to work after 5 days and also my visitors weren’t in Amsterdam, but at home. Yesterday evening we had our House Meeting and we could say that the team was complete again!

Doei

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Tourists! by admin, april 2nd, 2014

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Hello world out there!

 

Time to let you know what is going on in here.

So this week, the new café “Hoftuin” in our beautiful garden has finally opened! That means our garden finally turned into a tourist-paradise! Drinking coffee in a nice garden seems to be very attractive. And it is very nice here! Lots of tulips are blooming now and today they started planting the new flowerbeds. Plus the weather is so nice and warm that everybody wants to be outside. But we will learn to share and maybe tourists are not THAT bad…

We also got a new upstairs neighbour! He already fixed my tab and we are excited to get to know him better on open meal coming Thursday.

This Sunday, a part of Mission House visited the ordination-service of Sjaak in Ermelo which has been very nice and “gezellig”.

And finally, Mission House will be complete again. On Wednesday Saz will return and Lydia will come back on Sunday. We hope that they will have a nice journey and get used to community life easily.

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My Birthday! by admin, maart 17th, 2014

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It wasn’t really my birthday, but as my birthday is after the project finishes, I selected a date to celebrate my Fake Birthday, and it was last Wednesday! read more