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February 4, 2012

Farewell for Victor de Jong

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Today our Dutch congregation had a farewell party for Victor de Jong, who is moving to the USA later this month. Read more…»»

December 22, 2010

Stan’s boundless enthusiasm!

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Stan Braumuller visited a TV station in Paramaribo to check on airtime availability for the "Beyond Today" telecast. Read more…»»

December 3, 2010

Stan Braumuller meets former prime minister

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Stan Braumuller and his wife Barbara are in Suriname on behalf of UCG-Holland. Yesterday they met former Suriname prime minister Wim Udenhout. Read more…»»

March 28, 2010

Baptism in Suriname

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Our small United Church of God group in Suriname grew a little larger today with a baptism in the afternoon prior to this evening’s Passover service. Read more…»»

February 20, 2010

New elder in the Netherlands

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After about an eight year drought, UCG-Holland has a new elder. Read more…»»

February 4, 2010

Music Program in Suriname

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Our members in Suriname are expanding their assistance program for underpriveleged children to include music instruction. Read more…»»

February 2, 2009

Trip to Suriname, Day 6

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There was a lot to do today before our drive to the airport around 4:00 p.m. Read more…»»

January 31, 2009

Trip to Suriname, Day 5

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We had a Sabbath service in Paramaribo with 17 adults and about 25 children in attendance. Read more…»»

January 30, 2009

Trip to Suriname, Day 4

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Today we visited the meeting hall in Paramaribo. It was also a special day for Claid and Marcia Dalfour. Read more…»»

January 29, 2009

Trip to Suriname, Day 3

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Today we spent the entire day counseling and answering questions about the Bible and the United Church of God. Read more…»»

January 28, 2009

Trip to Suriname, Day 2

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Today’s post title could also read: "The trip that almost wasn’t!" Read more…»»

January 27, 2009

Trip to Suriname, Day 1

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After a train delay of some two hours, I made it to the Netherlands for tomorrow’s flight to Suriname. Read more…»»

August 23, 2008

A visitor from Belgium

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We had a special visitor at this weekend’s activity in the Netherlands for young adults. Read more…»»

May 4, 2008

Typesetting Dutch

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Not being fluent in Dutch makes typesetting a Dutch booklet a bit of a challenge. But with help from members in the Netherlands, we get the job done. Read more…»»

April 24, 2008

This was no cinch (Zinch)!

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It apparently took some time to verify the votes, but Kayleen Hannaway, who attends the Salem, Oregon UCG congregation, has been declared the winner of the Zinch "Sweet Diggity Dawg" scholarship competition, netting her a $20,000 scholarship for her studies at Vanderbilt University. Read more…»»

January 24, 2008

Dutch Spokesmen Club

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Last night we had another session of our Dutch Spokesmen Club. Read more…»»

November 4, 2007

"European Union" welcomes new member!

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The European Union welcomed its new member yesterday. Not the EU in Brussels – the one in the UK. Read more…»»

September 14, 2007

Trumpets in Venlo

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This year we again had a combined service for the Feast of Trumpets in Venlo, the Netherlands. Read more…»»

September 6, 2007

"Spokesperson" Club

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We used to call it "Spokesman" Club, but that would not be appropriate for our speaker’s club in the Netherlands. Read more…»»

May 5, 2007

Dutch Spokesman Club

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We recently had another session of our Dutch Spokesman Club, which was started by our Dutch members themselves. Read more…»»

January 13, 2007

An "oldie but a goodie"

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"Practice makes perfect" is one saying that applies to a leadership training program in the Netherlands. Read more…»»

December 21, 2006

Growth in the Netherlands

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I am happy to report some growth in the Netherlands! Read more…»»

September 24, 2006

Trumpets in Venlo

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The Dutch city of Venlo, just on the Dutch side of the border with Germany, was the location for yesterday’s combined service on the Feast of Trumpets. Read more…»»

June 23, 2006

Getting into Dutch (editorially, at least)

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When I was a kid, "getting into Dutch" meant getting into trouble. Today, "getting into Dutch" means a lot of work, as we help produce literature in Dutch, an effort spanning 2 continents and 3 countries. Read more…»»

April 5, 2006

"European Union" (2)

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The "European Union" has made progress – at least the EU I reported on earlier. Read more…»»

January 18, 2006

A "European Union"

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What do you call a relationship between two young adults from countries within the EU? Read more…»»

May 7, 2005

My easy Sabbath

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I had my easy Sabbath today. I spoke in the Netherlands in the morning and in Germany in the afternoon. It was "easy" because I did not have to make an overnight trip. Read more…»»

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