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News about this summer!

I really would like to share some news with you!
Its about something wonderful I experienced this summer!
As many of you may well know, I am one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Apart from our weekly meetings in the local Kingdom Hall, we also have a big convention every
year! Sometimes that convention is held at Thialf Ice Stadium, sometimes at Jaarbeurs Utrecht or at other locations. This year the Jaarbeurs Complex was rented in its entirety, to facilitate all of Jehovah’s Witnesses from the Netherlands, as well as 6000 foreign guests. The result? 42.000 visitors that were presented with an encouraging and inspiring program from Friday morning till Sunday afternoon! It was wonderful to be able to take pictures with complete strangers and at the same time feel connected with them as to family.
People in traditional clothes could be seen everywhere, coming from Colombia, South Korea, Thailand, South Africa, the United States of America, Brazil, Australia and last but not least, Belgium. In short, they came from all over the world!
Three days of happy faces all around and occasional tears of happiness!! A worldwide brotherhood!
This was the absolute highlight of the year for me and I just had to share it with all of you!
I have attached a link to a 3 minute video. This is a small impression of my experience.
By the way, conventions like the one in the video, were organized around the world this year!
Dear friends,
Until the next time!

Finally an update!

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February 19th was my last blog on this site. Initially it was my intention to write once a week. Or at least once a month! Nine months have past since! Shame on me! But I would like to improve! I’m going to give it another try! First an update about myself, Regine and our move! Yes! We are going to move! At present we live in an appartment building on the 8th floor. It has a magnificent view on the Veluwe Lake.. But we are moving to an old house from 1938. The house is on the ground floor and completely adapted for my disability. Finally the sounds of birds again, the wind that rustles through the trees, falling rain and cars rushing by. Exactly what you miss when living on the 8th floor! November the 8th is the date of our move. Unfortunately the doctor prescribed complete bed rest for me. I have a few nasty little wounds plaguing me. Fortunately they are slowly getting a little bit better,…. I emphasize: slowly! Thanks for reading my blog again and see you soon! PS: There is one thing that marked the highlight of my summer! Will tell you all about it next time!

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