Allways in conversation
There are several volunteers at the Bijbelkiosk in Amsterdam. They experience special things.
Kees was at the door. I saw it happen. Kees walked to him and asked what was wrong. “I had to cry when I read the words behind the kiosk: Why do I live?” said the man. Kees invited him in to talk. He tells with passion about the Gospel and prays with him.
Kees loved to stimulate people a little bit. When he talked to somebody from Israel he would say: “This book is written by an Israelite, have you read it?” Or something like that. There was always a conversation!
Kees was a source of inspiration for me. He told me that his father worked in de Bijbelkiosk before WWII. Unfortunately the eyes of Kees became so bad that he couldn’t see anything anymore. In the end he decided to stop with his work in the kiosk.
The very fit 92 year old Oscar, who comes to the kiosk for a long time, considers this as a meeting place he has nowhere else. He often encourages us and is an enthusiastic witness himself.
Lately there are two young guys who visit the kiosk with questions. They know each other from their student association. Mart, whose parents have drifted away from faith, has recently become a believer. He remembered the testimony of his grandma when she terminally ill. Because Mart told this to his friend Tim, Tim also became a believer.
Throughout the years a lot of people have found Jesus. We always look forward when we read about these testimonials in our logbook. The names of the men and women are written in there and also in the ‘book of live’.