Tuesday, November 15, 2005


This group site will move to a new home after experiencing some major technical problems. It will also have a new name: Oikos Online. The new URL is http://oikosonline.blogspot.com . You may visit it now for some fresh updates.

To all of you who visited this site, thank you very much! God bless.

Friday, October 28, 2005

The Joys of Harvest

Text & Photos by Monina Kaufmann

A visually appealing tractor made of squash.

"The toil is done, harvest has come."

The Jucker Kuerbis Ausstellung (Squash Exhibit) along Lake Pfaeffikon in Canton Zurich, Switzerland delighted many who came including me and my family.

The beauty and bounty of the harvest brought me thoughts of its Giver: our gracious God Who meets all our needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). As God's children, we reap joy by sowing in others' hearts the seed of His wondrous love for mankind.

Switzerland won the European Pumpkinweight
Championship with its 417.6 kilo pumpkin entry.

My son Tani enjoyed the squash exhibit
so much!

Squash cows.

An exhibit displaying squash pigs.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Love Thine Enemy

Spammers be warned.

I may be too busy to post regularly and bloghop these days, but I am making a special exception for you poor misguided souls.

In thanks for the flood of blessings The Lord has sent my way of late, I have pledged to redirect all spam in my TagBoards to THIS site.

As for the particularly nasty ones, I reserve the right to change the text to reflect messages more in line with my faith.

So keep the spam coming.

I welcome any opportunity to praise my Lord and Savior.


(Also featured in "The Prada Mama Chronicles".)

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Open Air Worship Service

The Soulnite booth with drinks and finger food to boot.

Every September, the Christliches Zentrum Buchegg (CZB) organizes an Open Air Gottesdienst (worship service) at Buerkliplatz in Zurich, Switzerland. The aim is to share the Word of God to hundreds of passers-by through powerful preachings and group dance presentations.

Last Sept. 18, CZB staged this year's Open Air Gottesdienst at the same venue with the same God-given vision. People who trooped to the city square listened to the Christian messages, watched special performances, and even sampled gastronomic treats from the various information stalls set up all over the place.

Located at Hofwiesenstrasse 141 in Zurich, CZB holds four Sunday services: 8 a.m. (German), 10 a.m. (German), 12 nn (English with German translation on stage), 6 p.m. (Spanish/Portuguese with German translation on stage). A special worship service is held every Friday at 8 p.m. for young people.

For details, interested parties may visit the following websites: www.hoffnung.ch, www.czb.ch, and www.chat4hope.ch.

A stall promoting CZB's Internet Ministry.

Information stalls feature Gospel tracts and even food treats.

The Filipino group with its booth of yummy Filipino goodies.

The booth of the youth group which meets on Friday nights.

The Thai group wows the audience with their superb dance number.