We are looking for partners who help make our dream come true
We dream of a church that actively reaches out to the world around it.
A church that is aware God has chosen it to share the good news. A church that makes disciples.
We dream of a generation of young people who take Jesus’ mission seriously and are committed to it.
A generation that reaches out to the next. A generation that hears Jesus’ words and does them thus putting into practice what the Lord Jesus taught and lived before.
We dream that no child is alone, but each child has an Alongsider.
We dream that through these Alongsiders every child will experience the unconditional love of Jesus. We dream they embrace the Gospel and choose to live for the Lord Jesus. We dream that these children will in turn also reach out as an Alongsider to a younger brother or sister.
This is our dream. Will you dream with us?
We have prepared a brochure especially for partners
We don’t DREAM alone
With both feet on the ground, we are committed to making this dream come true. We mobilize young people and make them aware of the mission Jesus gave - to make disciples.
We equip young people who embrace the vision and want to get started. We train and help them discover how Jesus made disciples, and how we can follow His example. Once we get started, we regularly meet as the Alongsiders family, celebrating what the Lord Jesus is doing through us. We learn together, share a meal and celebrate His goodness in a relaxed setting.
We don’t dream ALONE
We need partners who help make this dream come true. Partners who pray, think along, collaborate, and make finances available. As an African proverb says: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” We want to go far.
2020 is an exciting year. I have seen for myself what happens in the lives of children when an Alongsider comes alongside. That makes all the difference!
Loneliness gives way to friendship, young people find their fulfillment in the Lord Jesus, and the church - Jesus’ bride - shines. Don’t we all want that?
In Rotterdam, the Netherlands, we started with a group of Alongsiders where six young people each chose a younger brother or sister. They now visit them faithfully. The relationships are growing and the first sounds are encouraging. During the 6 years that we have lived and worked as a family in Cambodia, we have seen that this works. That is not surprising, because it is actually very simple. It is exactly what Jesus did.
Years ago someone said to me: “Blessed is he who finds out which way God is moving and then starts going in the same direction.” We are looking for partners who want to move along on this wave of His guidance.