Steef and Tineke lived in South Africa with their four children for 8 years. In 2006 they came back as a family, but Steef kept on traveling to teach his courses on mission awareness throughout Africa. Now that the children are all out of the house and having families of their own, they have decided to work in missions together again.

On this website you can read about their adventures, news when traveling as a blog, and Steef's articles on Bible based missiology. 

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Newsletter no. 56 September 2017

Newsletter no. 56 September 2017

Dear friends,

We are so grateful with all your prayers and support! Thank you so much. Here you find an update on where we are and what we do.


Today is the 22nd of September; yesterday was our eldest daughter’s birthday. Happy birthday, girl! We’ve missed it again because of all the travelling. May the Lord reward you for supporting us in going and loving us in spite of all our travels… ;-)


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Article 2019-10 Back to Jerusalem & On to Rome

Chapter 59: Back to Jerusalem & On to Rome


Paul established multi-cultural missionary teams with which he traveled. His example to them was:  preaching the Word and performing miracles. He was an example in attitude, ministry, suffering and compassion. He preferred suffering over safety, because suffering guarantees fruit. Even an imprisoned Paul was able to minister freely and effectively. He remained untouched by the corruption of those in authority.

Scripture reference

He [Paul] was accompanied by Sopater … from Berea, Aristarchus and Secundus from Thessalonica, Gaius from Derbe, Timothy also, and Tychicus and Trophimus from the province of Asia. These men … waited for us at Troas (Acts 20:4,5)

The story

After sending his letter to Rome, Paul and his team left for Troas on their way to Jerusalem. For Paul that would be his last visit to the city. He had started his life’s missionary journey on leaving the city for Damascus, to persecute Christians – but never did so because the Lord ‘arrested him’ for His own cause. Now Paul returned to Jerusalem, after taking the gospel to the uttermost parts of the earth that were reachable for him. In Jerusalem a new, different era would start for him. Most of his remaining years there would no longer be freedom to travel, evangelize, plant churches, and train new workers. Now came the time for prisons, waiting, praying and writing more letters. Let’s follow Paul on the remainder of his trip.

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