We hear beautiful stories of the big things God does in Asia and Africa. However, God is not only a God of miracles far out but also of those close by. My desire is that more and more Christians in Europe will discover what God wants to do through them. I believe that in that case also nearby big things will happen and human lives will be changed and saved.
In everyday life Claudia leads two enterprises in furniture industry, a family business.
Claudia is married to Christiaan and mother to four boys. They live in Goor and are active in their church, especially youth work has her heart.
"I got involved with ECM when I was a teenager in Austria. My grandma was a missionary in Carinthia and a Dutch family we know (Eimert and Annette Fikse) moved to Austria to work there as missionaries also.
In Austria for 2 years my husband and I worked together with the Fikse family and Jacqueline Stolk in the summer for 2 weeks on a campsite in a Christian animation team. Another link with ECM and there are more.
A few years ago Eimert Fikse invited me to join the Council of ECM Nederland.
It is not always easy but yes it is great to be involved in the work of ECM as a council member. To get to know wonderful people and to be part of Gods work in Europe (from close by)."
From 2014 on Claudia is also a member of the International Council of ECM (ECMI