We are Roy, Angela, Nathan and Luke Verrips, a Christian family living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. We are originally from South Africa, but have been living in the Middle East for more than 14 years.
We currently live in Dubai (and have 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 members of an Evangelical church where God's word is preached as primary importance, called The United Christian Church of Dubai. 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 April 2016)
Angela works from home (i.e. is a housewife) raising and homeschooling Nathan and Luke. Angela also helps lead a weekly Ladies bible study at our church on Wednesday mornings. She 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 fourteen, and loves to read and program 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 further enjoys Math, is learning to program in HTML.
Rachel was born in March 2004 with CMV (i.e. Cytomegalo Virus) – She had chronic hepitites 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 nine 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 see Luke jumping or swinging an imaginary sward as he moves along, full of joy and utterly fearless (aside from a fear of being alone) - He'll also be the loudest one in the room, even if it's just regular conversation. (Yes, thank you for asking, we have had his hearing tested)
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.