For the Art Bible Child Foundation (ABC) 2015 was a year of transition. We tuned financial and organizational matters and worked out ideas for new activities and expanding the network. There were two formal board meetings in addition to many informal contacts and cooperations with the ABC volunteers.
A temporary website with information needed for the status of Public Benefit Organization (ANBI) provided the opportunity to develop a full new website, in Dutch as well as in English, to inform the public at large about the work of ABC. An agreement with Kees de Kort enables the use of illustrations.
A cooperative agreement with the Netherlands Dutch Reformed Church in Wageningen provides both limited financial support as well as supervision of ABC’s financial management. A Biblestudy group in this congregation gives both spiritual and practical support to ABC.
ABC has been able to move the working stock of Bible booklets to another location that was offered to reduce substantially the financial burden for ABC. As a result ABC has balanced budgets for both 2015 and 2016.
ABC renewed contacts with several organizations for Christian support and mission. The foundation for the support of foreign Christians (Stichting tot Steun aan Buitenlandse Christenen) bought a number of booklets for distribution in Hungary and Romania. ABC started a new project in cooperation with Operation Mobilisation for distribution of a large amount of booklets in Africa en Latin America through the OM ship Logos Hope. With Edukans we sought possibilities for cooperation. The existing cooperation with the Pocket Testament League (ZakBijbelBond-Gospel for Guests) was continued on a limited scale.