Thomas and Cobi were married in 2014. Cobi had some mission experience in India (half a year in 2010). After marriage, they went back to India and started talking about missions.
Thomas and Cobi enjoyed sharing Jesus in their surroundings but in the beginning their focus on the place of mission was quite different from each other. They were unsure whether they should stay in the Netherlands or should they go abroad.
After a couple of months they had their first conversation with OMF. It helped them with focusing on the right things. Thomas and Cobi agreed with each other as to their calling: to reach out to the lost in Asia. After a vision-trip to Thailand in 2015 they went to the UK to study at a bible college for 2 years. Before that, Thomas worked for about 7 years in the recruitment and commercial HRM sector. Cobi has a background in social work, coaching refugees and foster children.
In 2020, Thomas and Cobi and their son Timmy, moved from the language school in Lopburi to Mahasarakham. At present, they help with the ministry in the Students’ Centre and with teaching English at the Mahasarakham University.