Tijmen van Steeg joined the European Finance team in 2013. After having worked for a Dutch Christian Humanitarian aid organization in Thailand as Finance Manager for three years, Tijmen felt the desire to serve in spreading the Gospel in one way or another, not knowing yet what would fit best. This search brought him in touch with TWR Europe and CAMENA. The vacancy they had seemed to be God’s answer to his desire, because it fitted perfectly with Tijmen´s experience and educational background. Equally important was the fact that it would be possible to work in the Netherlands from the Barneveld office, which enables the family to stay in the Netherlands.
Since January 2015, Tijmen has taken on the role of Finance Director for TWR Europe and CAMENA. With a team of four people he is responsible for good stewardship of the financial resources God entrusts to TWR Europe. Ria focuses her attention on caring for Tijs, Emma, Thom and Daan and supporting Tijmen.
Praise the Lord for all technical possiblities (radio, internet, apps) we have to share the Gospel and pray that we'll be able to reach many people by these means.
The reducing revenue that we've been receiving in our European region in recent years means that difficult decisions need to be made; please pray for wisdom in this process. Please also pray for the efforts to find new sources of income.
Pray for our Europe and CAMENA Finance team as we've seen staff changes in 2014, 2015 and 2017, which meant we lost several experienced staff due to retirement/moving. We're grateful for the motivated colleagues and for the new insights that the new colleagues bring into the team. At the same time there's a lot for them to learn. Please also pray for wisdom for me as I work on building a strong team for the future.
Praise the Lord for everyone who has been faithfully supporting us since joining TWR. Pray that the Lord will help and guide us in our efforts to expand our team of supporters.