Why? April 30 is QUEEN’S DAY in the Netherlands. And this year it was a very special day. Queen Beatrix announced in January that she would abdicate the throne in favor of her son Prince Willem Alexander. So, since yesterday around 10.10 am The Netherlands has a king!!!
At Matoke Inn I did put some balloons (that were kind of orange colored) up and I asked one of the staff members, Barbara, to make orange ‘tompouces’. She did a wonderful job and they were delicious. And at suppertime we had porkchops and for desert lemon meringue pie.
News from Congo
Last week shootings restarted, and Ingbokolo emptied of people. However, the school exams of secondary schools are taking place this week and the two centers in Adi and Ingbokolo were maintained. Students from schools further north came to Ingbokolo. Schools are functioning. The children from Bethsaida are fine and still in Ingbokolo as well. Military reinforcements (FRDC) came to the area and at least two clashes have taken place with some people killed.
Please continue to pray for peace in the area. Thank you.