In 2020, we experienced the first disturbance in our daily work. Corona brought a lot of people in isolation and with a lot of physical as well as mental problems, who requested our attention and help.
With providing help to the needy, we did not get to do much writing, beyond answering many letters.
Then again, the summer of 2021 brought a flood of water over eastern Belgium causing so much damage that we went for months with several brothers and sisters there to help clean up the mess.
But not only Belgians demanded our attention. There was a large influx of war refugees first from Syria and then from Ukraine, who needed shelter and counselling.
Besides practical assistance, a lot of things came our way administratively, as a lot of people had questions about what was going on and whether these might be portents of things to worry about or a run-up to World War III.
Answering the many letters and people contacting us on social media kept us from publishing further articles on WordPress.
The news from Google that they were going to change their sites gave us other worries. Because our sites were too old and overloaded or voluminous, they could not be automatically transferred to the new sites form. We were therefore forced to redesign our websites, which in turn required a lot of work. That manual changeover and new layout provision, therefore, required a lot of time, which then kept us from publishing on this WordPress platform.
When we finally got around to publishing the sites “Belgian Biblestudents -Belgische Bijbelstudenten” and “Biblestudents – Bijbelstudenten“, other work came to demand our attention.
After several months of silence on this site, we now hope to get back on track to continue our regular publication of excerpts from the Bible.
After a year of the war in Ukraine, we still provide shelter and guidance to Ukrainians, but still, see the opportunity to pick up the thread and post articles here again from now on.
Hopefully, we may find our former readers back here and may hopefully appeal to new readers as well.
- Looking at 2021 in a nutshell
- Expecting the E.U. to stand in solidarity with the people of Afghanistan
- Afghanistan – A full-scale humanitarian crisis
- After ten years of horror still no solution and peace for Syria
- What 2022 brought to us and looking forward to 2023
- Restrictions in Russia because of sanctions from the West for peace mission in Ukraine.
- In Moldova, Ukrainian Jewish refugees anxiously wait out the war in synagogues and Jewish centers
- Christians on the Left Statement on Ukraine April 2022
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