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Jaap and Linda Bezemer
Ecuador

Jaap and Linda Bezemer, with Corne, Helen, Arianne, Jacoline, Richard and Erik, live in the Kichwa community of Sacha Runa on the outskirts of Shell. Jaap works as an International Health and Tropical Medicine specialist with Fundación Misión Cristiana de Salud (Christian Mission Health Foundation). Currently, he is researching the parasite leishmania, which is particularly prevalent in the jungle. Jaap and Linda are both involved in the church Diospa Ñanpi. Jaap is one of the leaders and preaches weekly. Linda leads the youth group and teaches in the Sunday School. The family travels regularly to jungle communities to provide healthcare and strengthen the local churches.

CHURCH: GEREFORMEERDE GEMEENTE RILLANDBATH, NETHERLANDS