We are originally from South Africa, but before moving to the US in 2016 we spent about 15 years living as a family in the Middle East. Dubai in the United Arab Emirates was home for most of our time in the gulf, but we also lived for a year in Abu Dhabi, and two years in Doha, Qatar.
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 Saviour is Gentle and Lowly in heart. (Matthew 11:29)
Yours in Him
The Verrips Family
(Updated December 2022)
Angela works from home (i.e. is a housewife) caring for Roy, Nathan and Luke. Angela further strives to make our home a "safe haven", so enjoys also being a sales consultant for Norwex, North America. To relax Angela enjoys to knit and crochet. 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's Norwex consultant site and social network links are below:
Nathan is twenty one, and loves the Gray Havens Music, Lord of The Rings lore, Grond and playing board games. Nathan is currently a student at College of DuPage and on his path into a career of optometry/ophthalmology.He also has a part time position working as an Opthalmic Technician at Palmetto Eye & Laser Center. Nathan further keeps busy editing and updating a number of 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 sixteen years old and loves spending time with people, especially when they can talk through serious things like game theory and strategy (and sometimes just silly things too). Like his brother, Nathan, Luke loves strategy games, board games and role-playing games: The two of them are in various clubs and online groups and leagues, and Luke is also actively developing a mythical world called Drakomere.
There are some interesting uploads on his YouTube channel (under the handle SkilfulArcher) linked below.
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 Christians Believe".
If you have any questions, feel free to email us.