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About Me: 

I am an Administrative Elder at Faith CRC Holland My wife Germaine and I are advocates for education and counsel people from Africa seeking higher education. We have five children and fifteen grandchildren. I am 67 years old. Continuously we praise God for granting us peace and good will towards people.

Our FishingwithoutPoles? Projects in Africa include : Buikwe Full Gospel Ministries Poultry Farmers Groups in Buikwe Uganda

Interests: 

 African Art Book collecting Learning more about God and Grace History of the Reformation Living the Gospel of Jesus Christ in daily life Encouraging people to live in Christ and be positive, Advising African church based entrepreneures in good business practice, collaboration and self reliance.

Member of the Diasporan Group of the All Africa Conference of Churches.

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2015 A Time and Chance to Listen and Be Heard

I pray that Black and Reformed Members and Churches use The Network as a Forum to discuss issues, needs and concerns.
Black & Reformed
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What are the advantages/benefits of Elder calls and homebound communion?

I attended several funerals recently of seniors who had been leaders and path setters in their churches and communities. Reflecting on all the people in my life who are now with God in Glory, I realise that listening and hearing their life experiences help form my future role as an 'aging' elder. At 35 (I'm 66 now) I was advised by a wise elder to participate in homebound communion. Before and after communion I listened to seniors share their life-experiences in Christ and how they faced their soon to be short futures. From that 30 plus years ago start I now can understand HOW God's Grace...
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How do churches grow in everchallenging environments ?

This questions is vital to the survival of all congregations, not just predominantly Black Reformed congregations. Open honest discussion concerning all congregations who have Black/African American/African National members is needed. And after open honest discussion substantive action is required to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ with all members.
Black & Reformed