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.
We've noticed a trend of reducing revenues for our Europe and CAMENA region in recent years. This 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.
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.
Pray for the Finance team as we're working on the year-end closing of fiscal year 2019 (which ended as per 30 September); pray for health, wisdom, sharp eyes and systems that work well, so that we'll be able to finish the work in a good way and in time.
Pray for me and others who are involved in the roll-out of the new CRM-system Studio Enterprise in Europe, that we'll be able to get a good understanding of the system soon.
Pray for the preparations of the Global Finance Team meeting which will be organized in Europe at the end of October. We're trying to make this time together a fruitful and beneficial time with good meetings, team building, encouraging impressions of the ministry in Europe and some sightseeing.