Contrary to everyone’s expectation, Arie Elshout neither became a professional soccer player nor the financial administrator of the international shipping firm Van Ommeren (Rotterdam, the Netherlands). Instead, the Lord thrust him out into His vineyard, having called him to a special ministry.
Rev. Elshout’s gospel ministry would not only impact the Netherlands and North-America, but he would also be a devoted supporter of the mission work and youth ministry of the (Netherlands) Reformed Congregations.
His books about depression and/or burn-out, A Helping Hand and Overcoming Spiritual Depression have been “a word in season” to many within and outside of the denomination he served. He also played a significant role in the establishment of the Christian psychiatric hospital Bosch en Duin in the Netherlands.
However, to prepare him to minister to so many, the man Arie Elshout was led through difficult trials. This molded him to be God’s servant in speaking a word in season to needy souls.
The lives of Arie Elshout and his wife Elfriede were marked by many touching events, and even times of deep despair. Yet, in these circumstances, the Lord graciously delivered them—again and again
- 296 pages
- Nov 2019