IREF was initiated in 2001 by three local congregations of the Dutch Reformed Church as a mission project amongst internationals in Delft (many of them students). Since 2011 IREF has become an official “Church Committee” which is an intermediate status towards becoming church entity in the Protestant Church in the Netherlands (PKN). The three Dutch congregations IREF started out from are:
Verse of the Day“[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”” — Luke 1:26-28 Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. Powered by BibleGateway.com.