Danielle comes from Israel; she is Jewish and believes in Jesus. That He is the Messiah. She is not a confronting type. She talks carefully and doesn’t push her vision to others. But you can hear she has a strong faith. A trust on Jesus, her Saviour from who she wants to testify. This desire to share the Gospel brings her to Amsterdam, to the Shelter.
How often do we give up on people? We write them off too easily, because of people’s looks or behaviour. But that is not God’s call for us.
“I dreamed of the community the believers in the book of Acts had…”
The experience of a cleaner supervisor. Read the interview with Marijn Timmer!
Working in the Shelter is one of the best things I’ve done in my life. It taught me a lot about God; loving, serving and living with Him. It showed me very clearly what the difference is between a life without God and a life with Him and it taught me how to share this faith with people around me. Besides that, being in a community of Christians from all around the world and stirring each other up to follow God is great!
You never know who’s going to join and how many people will be there. Every day it’s a surprise. Sometimes a few staff members join. Other times the dining room is packed with staff, cleaners, and guests. Many times people have shared how they have appreciated dinner in the Shelter. Being able to sit down together, enjoy the blessing of sharing a meal, hear stories, and have fun. It’s like a family. Sharing a meal together in a family can be such a powerful act of love and here I share about some of the guests touched by this.
I was put in charge of Thanksgiving dinner at the Shelter Jordan, along with one of my American co-workers. This resulted in a lesson on the intense labour of love.
My favorite part of working here at the Shelter is getting to see God at work in the lives of people. In the Shelter, we sometimes see people surrender their hearts to God. Adam was one of those people.
Faith is dead in the state of Denmark. At least, that was what two Danish girls told me: “It seems like there is no Christianity in Denmark.”