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Quiet by admin, februari 25th, 2014

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Hello everybody,
This is a quiet period in Mission House,no special events at the moment. We are lucky with the weather and I particulary enjoy walking in Amsterman under sun shinning. This city still surprise me. I have just discovered an other floor I nerver saw before in the Rijksmuseum. I use to spend a lot of time in museums here. Our place is so close from every important cultural point of the city including the handsome librairy next the central station where we spented our last family time. So, everithing fine !
Kind regards,
Laure De Man

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Midterm evaluation training by admin, februari 11th, 2014

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Hello out there!

A part of Mission House went to the Midterm training last week. This training is like the On Arrival training part of EVS program. For Daniel, Hannah, Laure and me it took place in the big city Den Haag. read more

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Holidays and Travelling by admin, februari 9th, 2014

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Hello all! On the first of March we at mission house officially reached our half way point! Only 5 months left! In the last 5 months everyone has been home and travelled around the Netherlands. Some have been to Arnhem, Apeldoorn, Groningen, Rotterdam or Den Haag. They all have their own special traits as a city and it is great fun going to visit. Some have even visited outside the Netherlands (other than going home), to Germany or France. Now is a great time to do this as we are closer than we would be otherwise and it can be a lot cheaper! Many of us have plans to keep travelling in the next 5 months as well, it is great to see new surroundings when we get too used to this city.
Hope you all are doing well, we are all enjoying ourselves and look forward to the upcoming months of work and exploring the Netherlands!
Bye for now!
Hannah

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The middle of January at Mission House by admin, januari 29th, 2014

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Hello! It’s me Daniel again!

So, last week everybody started to work again. The second part of the week was really busy. On Thursday, we had our first Open Meal in 2014. We had delicious food cooked by Neelke. On Friday and Saturday, we didn’t go working, because we had a training led by Kees, the coordinator of De Glind. On the training Heike, Spyros from OZ 100 and Damian from De Glind also took part in. Saturday morning, we had a special breakfast together. The girls made really delicious food for breakfast and decorated the dining room, because we celebrated my birthday that day. After the perfect breakfast, the training continued at 10 o’clock. It finished at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. After that we had a couple of hours break and in the evening, we went to an Italian restaurant. The girls really surprised me! We continued celebrating my birthday there! I got my birthday present which was an Ajax flag! Amazing! All of us had very delicious foods for dinner. On Sunday, we had all day rest. My blog report lasts from 8th of January until 15th of January.

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Happy new year! by admin, januari 7th, 2014

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Hopefully it’ll be a really good and blessed year: 2014!

Everyone has returned ‘home’ and the Mission House is complete again. That is, we are missing Jurate. She decided to leave, because she felt like the program of the Mission House wasn’t the right thing for her. She had some plans to start a tour company in Vilnius, so if you ever go there, she will be the person to contact! J

The holidays have been good. Most people went to their home countries and celebrated Christmas there. It’s that time of year you just want to be with your family and friends. It is also that time of year when we remember that Jesus LEFT his Father and came to this earth to be one of us. God who became man. What a story..

For New Year’s most people were back at the Mission House. We invited some others over and had a party at the house. Around 12am we went outside to see the fireworks and wish everyone a happy new year. Amsterdam gets pretty crazy when it comes to fireworks! Quite the experience for most non-Dutchies J

Some of our guests were brave enough to go to Zandvoort for the ‘Nieuwjaarsduik’, a plunge in the North Sea! None of the volunteers or myself made it, too cold, too early J

And now work has started again. New year, new chances, but we also need some time to get used to it again. After a time away and three months of doing the same, it can get hard or slightly boring. Prayers for that –energy and motivation- would be appreciated!

We have 6 months left and we hope that it’ll be 6 really good months together!

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Christmas by admin, december 29th, 2013

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Christmas

Hello everybody
This is Laure and I’m leaving tonight for… CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY ! What an event : a week (or more) far from mission house. For some of us it is the first travel back to home. So the week was a bit special because everybody was leaving on different times. Last days of work, last house meeting… Already an half year gone ! But we’ll meet again for New Years and happy birthday to Daniel (27 December) !

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Sinterklaas by admin, december 15th, 2013

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Hejj people out there. Yeah you! It is again my turn to tell you what is going on in the Mission house :) read more

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Are we looking for you? by Hanske Mulder, december 7th, 2013

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Vacancy: Project Leader Mission House Amsterdam

0.6 fte / 22 hours per week

As Project Leader of the Mission House you will encounter a high degree of variety in the performance of your duties. You will be responsible for managing your own time and work patterns within agreed parameters. You can expect a supportive and collegial working environment.

For further information, check the rest of our website or contact Paul van Oosten: p.vanoosten@diaconie.org

Send your application by 20th January 2014 to info@diaconie.org

Interviews will be held 4th February 2014

The job description can be found here

 

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Best week by admin, december 1st, 2013

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Hey, hallo, hoi to all of you who are still reading our blog or just started!

I had an exciting week because, you maybe red it in Jurate’s blog: my boyfriend Tobias came here on Tuesday to spend his holyday with me.

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