"...since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us..." Hebrews 12:1-2 (ESV)
Hi! We're Joel & Samantha Bouwers! Who we are is relatively simple: we are children of the Most-High God, seeking to live like Jesus. We believe this calls us to give back to our community in big and small ways. Right now, this means we are volunteering with the Reformed Church in America's Global Mission Office to tell stories of how Christ is at work in lives all over this big, beautiful planet.
This project will take us to Nicaragua, Brazil, South Africa, Israel/Palestine, and more! Please read our inagural blog post to learn more.
We've called this blog "Cloud Connecting" in reference to the passage from Hebrews, above. A big part of what we hope to do with the videos made and stories told as part of this project is to connect the saints -- the cloud of witness -- to each other. We desire that the Kingdom would grow here on Earth as the Body of Christ connects in deeper, more meaningful ways.