Mission Bite #80: The practicality of beloved community

"The doorbell rang one morning before any of us were quite dressed. Monika and Damian, our young Polish friends, stood on the doorstep. On this icy morning, their daily commute in bumper-to-bumper traffic had resulted in a domino-effect auto accident. Their Dutch boss had given them the rest of the day off to sort things out. They came by for prayer, moral support, and help in navigating Dutch accident reports and insurance systems. Keith ended up phoning the insurance company for them and going along to several garages. These are simple, practical things which we know -- from personal experience as strangers in a strange land-all internationals need and appreciate. It is through these connections and simple actions that we are able to cultivate beloved community in the Netherlands."

- Keith Holmes and Mary van Rheenen, CBF field personnel in the Netherlands