Yes, We’re Still in Holland

November 24, 2008

Six days ago officially marked the longest time we have yet spent at once in Holland–and it may finally be sinking in that we’re not on a short term mission trip this time.  Over the past couple of days there have been a number of times where Kate or I extricate ourselves from some task, only to be confronted by the realization that, “Hey, we’re in Holland right now!”  

Its amazing what a transition it has been and continues to be moving here.  This week we’re hoping to get just a little more in to life here as we set up meetings with the youth and others in the church.  Slowly we’re becoming better friends with Stan and Marnie (the pastor and his wife), Tom and Zilka (our hosts).  It may not seem like a big deal, but its really been helping us to see Holland as home as we begin to know and be known in this new place. 

I can only watch with anticipation as the seeds of friendship planted so long ago begin to sprout and take root, with only God knows what end waiting in store for us.  For now, as we slowly make our way in this brave new world, we’ll keep on marveling at the faithfulness of God to make this mission possible as we are daily caught at unawares by the reality that we’re still in Holland.


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