Bibles for Migrant Churches in Dutch Cities

“Our aim is for everyone to be able to read the Bible in the language of their heart. Because that is how people get to know God and Jesus better,” said BSNF CEO Rieuwerd Buitenwerf as he presented two Bibles to migrant pastor Jevon Kok last Sunday in Rotterdam.

Kok responded by bursting into song, “We shall travel together, my Bible and I.” Jevon Kok is the pastor of Christ Embassy Church and comes from Curaçao. He was presented with some copies of Bijbel+ and a NBV21. The Bible plays a central role in this community, with many members of Antillean, Curaçaoan and Surinam descent. The gift of these Bibles enables the pastor to grant a Bible to interested people. 

From The Hague to Rotterdam to Amsterdam

Next Sunday, August 28, Amsterdam will follow. Then the BSNF will visit the Church of Pentecost, a Ghanaian church, Kempering 58 (Garage), 1104 KG Amsterdam, during a service which is publicly accessible, and which starts at 10.30 am. 

On July 10th, the Bible Society for the Netherlands and Flanders made a similar visit to The Hague. Pastor Jean Marie of the Eglise Evangélique de La Haye was presented with Bijbel+ and a Bible in contemporary French.

From Bibles to Bible Basics

The presentation of Bibles in Rotterdam, The Hague and Amsterdam is part of a BSNF pilot project for Bible distribution to migrant churches. The project leader is Samuel Ekpo, “Pastors are happy to find that they can obtain Bibles from us in Dutch or other languages. And that we have a Sunday School method in English: Bible Basics.” Ekpo is the BSNF’s liaison officer for migrant and international churches.

If your church also needs Bibles, you can contact Samuel Ekpo:

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