About us

We’re a family of six – quite the blessing and quite some work. Maria and Herbert (mom and dad), with Marthe, Eskil, Krister and Bente.

August 17th, 1995, two days after our marriage, we moved to Norway. Living in another culture tells you a lot about your own, and about yourself. Similarities help relating; differences help understanding.
Even if cultures have so many similarities, as the Norwegian and Dutch have (yes, we’re originally from the Netherlands). We lived in Sweden in 1998, travelled to the Caribbean with Operation Mobilisation in 2008, and to Hawaii with YWAM, with outreach to Palau.

We live in a small town called Ålgård, on the south west coast of Norway, where there are more sheep than people, but both are friendly.