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Steef and Tineke lived in South Africa with their four children for 8 years. In 2006 they came back as a family, but Steef kept on traveling to teach his courses on mission awareness throughout Africa. Now that the children are all out of the house and having families of their own, they have decided to work in missions together again.

On this website you can read about their adventures, news when traveling as a blog, and Steef's articles on Bible based missiology. 

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Steef's Introduction to Missions course can now be watched online when you click at the following link: www.quantasa.co.za/wer4m/ 
Book texts are also available as free downloads in the following 6 languages:
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Kirundi and Kiswahili

Newsletter August 2021

Newsletter August 2021

Newsletter Steef and Tineke van 't Slot


Dear friends,
It’s been a while since we sent a newsletter. The reason was the covid outbreak in March 2020. On 1 March that year I returned from my last trip and after that I couldn’t leave anymore because all flights were cancelled. Just before I was about to leave again in Jan. 2021 my pcr test turned out positive, so I had to stay at home. Fortunately I never got sick.
On June 11th I could travel again without problems.

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Article 2021-10 Partners & Predators

Chapter 68: Partners & Predators

Introduction

Missional ministry is no business for ‘lone rangers’: several contributors must cooperate to make missions possible. John’s partner-model includes facilitators, senders and sent ones. Jesus’ missionary model includes ‘church’, training and sending. Partnerships should not lead to financial dependence on foreigners.
Sometimes, mission-loving churches have mission-hating members or pastors. On occasion outside help is needed to sort such matters out.

Scripture reference

To … Gaius … It gave me great joy to have some brothers come and tell about your faithfulness … in what you are doing for the brothers, even though they are strangers to you. They have told … about your love. You will do well to send them on their way … It was for the sake of the Name that they went out … We ought therefore to show hospitality to such men so that we may work together for the truth (3 John :1,3-8)

The Story

John’s church sent missionaries, people who went out to preach the gospel in other areas. When traveling, they visited Gaius and his church. So the missionaries maintained contact and relationships between their churches. News was exchanged among them: Gaius and his church became informed about what went on in John’s church in Ephesus, and vice versa. When the missionaries came back, they reported to John that Gaius led a healthy spiritual life, and that his church members had been very helpful to them. And so we see three groups who depended on each other’s help:
Firstly, the church in Ephesus, the sending body who took spiritual and material responsibility for the missionaries, the second group, the sent ones. They were the voice of the church in Ephesus, preaching the gospel where the church could not go. The third body was Gaius’ church, who helped the missionaries with hospitality and supplies. They were a facilitating partner, which made sure that the gospel could reach farther away.

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