With the President of Suriname Chan Santokhi and his spiritual advisor
Light in the darkness
To begin with, a hopeful message, heard in the European Parliament in Brussels: “Silent night, holy night, Son of God, love's pure light, Radiant beams from Thy holy face, With the dawn of redeeming grace, Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth”. It was a bright spot for me in a world where I encounter a lot of darkness. If you read the articles later in this newsletter, that darkness will get a face. However, Jesus says, “I am the light of the world: he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
On behalf of CCI, I would like to thank you very much for your support over the past year, in whatever form it took. It is encouraging to see that it is increasingly recognized that the tide of forces that go against God's Word must be turned.
A lot of work was done in the past quarter. Peter Smith attended the Third Committee at the UN in New York. Our employee in Africa and the undersigned were mainly committed to the EU-ACP treaty. At the time of writing, the trip to Trinidad & Tobago and Suriname has just been completed. There too we were allowed to warn at a high level about the dangers of the treaty. In addition, CCI was represented in numerous network meetings where it was given a platform to voice its support for life, family, freedom (of religion and education) and sovereignty.
A personal interview recently appeared in the GezinsGids (Family Magazine) that gives a good idea of our work and the motivations behind it. An interview also appeared in the RD with the title: Government must immediately stop sexual indoctrination.
We wish you a Blessed Christmas and a very prosperous and hopeful 2024!
On behalf of the CCI team,
Henk Jan van Schothorst
Director Christian Council International