Europe on a shoestring with a Kiwi
New Zealand--Are you thirsty for adventure? Do you hanker to visit
Europe? Would you like the opportunity to see the Continent with
other Sabbath-keeping Christians?
a Church of God member from South Auckland, plans to embark on a
European tour next year.
I am really looking forward to this opportunity, I am very reluctant
to do it on my own," Mr. Koks said.
Part of Mr. Koks'
reluctance to go it alone is because of what he calls a "coordination
"I am able
to get around most environments independently, as well as do most
day-to-day tasks independently," he said. "I am an adventurous
person who has been on a number of cycle tours and outdoor-pursuit
camps. Having Christian friends who travel with me would just help
me to feel safer and more confident about dealing with the challenges
that occur when traveling."
companions" along on the tour would make the trip much more
feasible, he believes.
New Zealand the number of Church of God Sabbath-keeping Christians
is very small. I am unable to find anyone to go with from here."
Mr. Koks' plans
are still in their early stages. He's thinking the grand tour might
include the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany, the
Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, France, Spain and Switzerland.
I would love to take a tour through Turkey," he said. "I
especially would like to see the places mentioned in the apostle
None of the specifics
is set in concrete. He's open to suggestions, especially from anyone
who would like to make the trip with him.
He expects the
trip to take two to two and one-half months.
to keep accommodation and transport cost down," he said. "There
are a number of Christian hostels in Europe that we might like to
make use of."
He is thinking
of also making use of a network of public-transportation lines called
The dates are
not firm. But "touring between mid-July to mid-October may
enable us to finish with a European Feast of Tabernacles if we desire,"
If you're interested
in making the trip with Mr. Koks, he would like to hear from you.
If you live in
Europe and are willing to put up Sabbath-keeping Christians on a
journey, or could provide Mr. Koks with information about Sabbath
services in your area, he would like to hear from you too.
Write him at or 33 Cosgrave Rd., Papakura, South Auckland, New Zealand.
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