The new year has started!

What a year 2022 has been!2022: The year in which we were still dealing with covid and in which we were rocked by the war in Ukraine. A war that has already claimed so many victims and where families were brutally torn apart. It brought about a flood of refugees, and...

End of the year is nearby …

Since October, I have been teaching English to my neighbor, who is also my landlady. It is fun to do and also gives me the opportunity to work on my Latvian. A number of women from the church have expressed an interest in learning English as well, so who knows …. Hans...

Mission of Hope Latvia

From 13th to 21th of August, about 100 people from various countries went to Karsava for an outreach. Karsava is 7 kilometres from the Russian border and has about 1900 inhabitants. Together with friends I shared a flat, only 700 metres away from the border and...

Ill

Because of my health problems (a bad cold) for five weeks, June has been a rather quiet month. Most people are still cautious, because, well, C-19 …Didn’t expect it, but after feeling finally good for a week: yes, I also tested positive for the virus. How nice...

Reunion

After not seeing each other for more than six years, Inese came to visit together with her Dutch boyfriend. It was a special reunion and also very moving. Inese wanted to thank me for all the support and love she received from me during the years I lived in Smiltene....

High tea!

Wow, again the High tea, organised by the Let’s go team ladies, was a great succes! Some raindrops didn’t stopped the women who were adding this event for having a good time together. Extra this time was the fact I was there too: through a zoom connection....