Just need to write something. It´s been a while. What can I say. God´s been good. All kinds of experiences in the last few months. The strangest being a TV teenage swap program we took part in. Er.. my 15 year old daughter! Many have asked us how we ended op taking part in it. Well, a company responsible for filming the swaps contacted our teenage choir manager, with a view to having 3 kids from a christian family background. Though we are a gospel choir, we had always been open to all kids. So it wasn´t to be assumed that all the teens came from a Christian home. We informed the group, and a few volunteered but all but one gradually pettered off with an excuse or the other and guess what, that was my daughter!
Then it all started: The emails and telephone calls, all kinds of arrangements. The first visit to the house for the pre-screening. It became obvious that my daughter, follows me into the world of the busy life! some activity or more every day of the week! The teenager to swap with here will have a lot on her hands. Eventually, it took place and My daughter ended up in a city 2 hours away and her counterpart showed up in our house, same age 15 But a mother of and almost 1 year old child!!! No spoilers, but it was quite an experience. The 4 days of filming will be squeezed into 25 minutes of fast paced TV watching sometime in September or October. Was I scared for my child. Actually no, and I encouraged my dear wife so. We´ve invested 15 years of teaching, correcting, praying for, trying our best to live by example, getting them into the book of books – da Bible. It´s time to sit back and see how they cope, and I am proud of her and thank God for the experience. (The teenage swap .. Puberruil is on the dutch national TV, produced by the KRO network)
This weekend I´ll be in London at a programme called Home Coming, it´s quite unique, a sort of an alumni meeting. It´s a meeting to fellowship for loads of us who have moved on in the last 15 odd years to another country like me or even to other churches, but can come together and remember some good foundations and share the love of Christ. I am always of one stroong opinion; no matter what church you end up with, if you do have that relationship with Jesus, we will all meet in the One heaven. Heaven´s got no segments, quarters, boroughs, china towns et.c We´ve got to learn to live with one another! If you´ve got a problem there, then you have some time to start practicing here on Earth!