Nunspeet Church Market
On the 6th of April I had the privilege of attending the charity market organized by the Reformed Church of Nunspeet, Netherlands. This event is organized annually with the scope of supporting a good cause or charity. This year’s income was given to help the Dutch Diaconea and the Bonus Pastor Foundation. A lot of time and effort was put into organizing this by the leaders and friends of Bonus Pastor Netherlands. Harry van der Stege, Jan Jongerius, Ans és Adri Visscher, Gerrie and Bert Raap, Cor Kiers and many others made efforts for the event to be a success, for this we are very grateful and thankful.
The items sold at the market included books, children’s toys, creative handworks, and other items that were donated by individuals to support these two foundations. Hand-made items created by the residents of the Ozd Therapy Centre were also on sale: leather phone cases, postcards, flower holders, key rings, etc. which were mainly the results of the handcraft workshop led by Ans and Gerrie. Visitors had the opportunity to have a snack in the church’s parking lot with hamburgers and sausage, but also tea, coffee, juice and cakes on the menu. The children were not forgotten by the organizers, they had a blow-up jumping castle in the parking lot where they could get rid of their extra energy, but also they had separate activates inside: face-painting and different games.
I was given the opportunity to speak during the Sunday morning meeting so I could personally express my thanks to the church for their donation and their faithful support of the Bonus Pastor Foundation which goes many years back. I read from Luke 15:4 (Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?) and expressed how thankful we are that through their prayers and donations they became our partners in finding these lost “sheep”.
Thank you our friends from Holland for your genuine love, may God bless you richly!
Endre Erdő, director