After spending sixteen
years in Zundert, Dorus, Vincents father, accepted a new post in
Helvoirt, another small Brabant village.
When he left, the Zundert Protestant communitys situation improved,
it no longer was threatened and grew. It seemed to have got through the
numerous difficulties it had known ever since the end of the eighteenth
Dorus may have thought he had accomplished his mission and agreed to go
to Helvoirt, a village whose Protestant community was in greater danger
than in Zundert.