We are Roy, Angela, Nathan and Luke Verrips, a Christian family living in Naperville, Illinois for about 3 years now. We are originally from South Africa, but spent almost 15 years living as a family in the Middle East.
We moved from Dubai towards then end of 2016, where we lived for most of our time in the gulf, but in between a few moves within Dubai, we have also lived a year in Abu Dhabi, and two years in Doha, Qatar. We are a bible believing Christian family who strive to put God at the center of our household.
We are currently members of New Covenant Church Naperville. We pray and trust that God will continue to strengthen us in His mercy and grace, and that we may be a blessing to those He brings across our path.
Our God is a gracious and merciful God!
Yours in Him
The Verrips Family
(Updated October 2019)
Angela works from home (i.e. is a housewife) raising and homeschooling Nathan and Luke. She also helps out as Administrative Assistant for three days a week at our church. Angela is an excellent cook and her oven baked macaroni and cheese is legendary. She also enjoys baking cookies and other treats, so come hungry! Angela can be reached on the social network links below:
Nathan is eighteen, and loves board games, reading and programing things. He is level headed and will often pause before answering a question you may ask him - we have discovered this is because he likes to prepare the best answer before sharing. The best answer could however also be the wittiest or weirdest one you may expect though, so use that pause to prepare yourself. :) He is currently enjoying a "gap year" after gratuating high school a few months ago. He is keeping busy by helping out our church, and also editing and updating a number of church or Christian websites linked below:
Rachel was born in March 2004 with CMV (i.e. Cytomegalo Virus) – She had chronic hepatitides and severe jaundice from birth that eventually lead to complete liver failure, and she went to be with our Lord in November 2004.
Her constant smile touched everyone it fell upon and we are honoured that God shared her with us and made her part of our family, even for such a short time.
Luke is thirteen years old, loves life and is adamant on living it to the full. In one word, everything in Luke's life is "Superlative." You'll often hear Luke coming as he announces himself in song: He particularly loves singing broad-way classics like songs from Les Misérables, Newsies and Phantom of the Opera. Luke hopes to start participating in youth stage/theater productions soon. He used to stream a bit and save his endeavors to YouTube as linked below, but school and theater are keeping him a too busy these days.
We are a Christian (Evangelical/Reformed/Protestant) family who believe the Bible to be God's true word. The below 7-minute video is a brief summary and explaination of "What a Christian is" and "What it is Christian's Believe".
If you have any questions, feel free to email us.