Archive for September, 2016

Another way for you to make a difference…

Our in country director, Bintu, is always on the lookout for ways to improve the education of children, youth and adults in Bukavu, DR Congo. When she visited our home in Holland last year, we took her on a tour of the first-class international school our sons attend. Most of the decor in the school is student art blown up on huge canvases or framed originals. An idea was born.

An American artist friend here heard about our education center and asked, “What about art supplies? Could you use those?”

“Yes!” A generous gift of two stacks of stretched canvases went into my suitcase my next Congo visit, and now you can see some of the results. Small but delightful, these pieces are featured at our center to tell the world how proud we are of our students, the team that supports them, and how a little goes a long way.

Here are some of the pieces:

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Do you have an interest you would like to share with our students in Bukavu?  February is the next mission trip, and my suitcases are standing ready to receive your post. We find ways to use most everything.

Even better, come with us on this or a future trip to share your talents directly with your choice of students, children, youth or adults.

Contact me through our website ( to help.



1 Peter 4:10  As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.