Houses of Hope Ministries Int. Nieuwsbrief/newsletter juli/july 2019

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Houses of Hope Ministries Int. Nieuwsbrief/newsletter juli/july 2019

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Newsletter July 2019


Friends of Houses of Hope Ministries International.
This is our 2019 second newsletter.
We like to give you an update on the developments of the past three months.
Meanwhile Pastor Wim has recovered and has finished his rehabilitation period in June. Now he weekly frequents a sports-school to bring his condition up to standard.
He is fully occupied working out the vision and planning of the activities for the Houses of Hope Ministries Churches in Ghana. Almost daily he has contact with his pastors in the different churches in Ghana. Giving and receiving feedback is very important for the developments of the different churches and ministries in Ghana. Even more so because of the enormous geographical distance between our two churches in Accra and the other three churches in the Brong Ahafo District near the border of Ivory Coast.
Pastor Cennick and his wife share a big responsibility overseeing these five churches in Ghana in good order.
Pastor Cennick’s church in Accra-Asofan begins to materialize. The walls have been drawn up halfway. Thanks to a number of gifts we could pour the concrete floor and the stage. The next phase will be making the concrete beams that will have to be put above the windows and doors, so that we can extend the walls more. For this we need to buy cement, sand and concrete iron so that our bricklayer can put these in a mold.
Also we must make more stones to further build the walls. Step by step we see our building in AccraAsofan develop.
Pouring concrete floor of the church building in Accra-Asofan
ACCRA- ASOFAN
First service after surgery
The previous month we received a gift to buy extra plastic chairs for the church. We now have 30 pieces and we will need to buy another 100 pieces at € 7,50 each. So each time we have to take a leap in faith!
We have stopped constructing the church-building in Berekum for now. We did not get enough feedback from the pastor and the leaders. In October pastor Wim wants to evaluate the developments there, together with pastor Cennick and then see which steps will be next.
Pastor Emmanuel’s church in Sunyani sees a steady development. Through weekly Bible-studies the brothers and sisters of this church are developing more stability in their faith. We also see that they want to be involved more and more in every activity and those are good developments.

Our Drobo church has a problem. The owner of the church-building wants to establish a few shops there and has ended the tenancy. We now have to find another place within two months. We are considering buying a small lot and to build a small wooden building on it. We are praying to seek God’s direction for this.





Do you want to help build? Target: 4.000 stones at 80 euro cents.
The project “Bricks for Ghana” is now fully in progress. We are looking for donations to build our churches. We already placed the foundation of one church. Many thanks to our donors. Our focus lies on the churches of Houses of Hope kerk Accra- Asofan and the House of Hope church in Berekum and Drobo, Brong Ahafo Region.
The development of the church itself is going well. The evening-curfew, set up by the military after the riots of last year, has been cancelled. People are allowed to go in the streets again during the evening. Because of this we could re-start our church-activities again during evening-hours.
There are very few changes in pastor Paul’s church on the garbage-dump of Agbogbloshie in Accra. Church-growth is slow because we are in an area with muslems of two different, conflicting tribes. It is by the grace of God that we can bring the Gospel to this garbage-dump, being the only church there. The spiritual and material needs are incredible. We greatly respect pastor Paul who presses on, despite everything. We know that God brought us here with a purpose.
In many countries the development of mega-churches, often developed by prosperity-preachers, is seen as positive; for us it is important that we hear the voice of God and understand the calling He has given us to reach out to poor, very poor people without any perspective for the future. We are so thankful when even one person gives his life to Jesus and a change takes place.
It is especially for these people that we put up our micro-projects and we work for that, so that they will also have perspective for the future for themselves and for their families. Drops on a glowing plate, but very precious drops indeed!

To give you some idea what we could do the past four years, thanks to the grace of God and also thanks to your help:
 Planting five Houses of Hope Ministries Int. Churches in different parts of Ghana.
 Supporting a young student with a muslem background with a computer and finances so that he could finish his studies in nutrition. This year he got his certificate and he will continue his studies at one of Accra’s universities.
 Financially supporting pastor Cennick’s wife. She is a nurse, so that with a follow-up study she can get to a higher level.
 Supporting a brother from one of the churches who is a nurse to have a follow-up study to reach the level of head-nurse.
 Supporting parents with finances, who do not have enough money to have their children attend school, by paying the school-fees of the children so that they will get an education and at least one meal a day as well, which is not natural in Ghana.
 Supporting a brother with finances and a sister from one of our churches to be trained as a tailor and seamstress. They finished their education with a certificate.
 Supporting a brother with finances so that he can do a training as a welder. He just started with that. And so there are more people in our churches that we could help finish studies to have a better perspective to get a job.
 Setting up different micro-projects: A taxi-business, a hairdresser’s shop, an agricultural project, a shop, an art-gallery.
 Starting the construction of two simple church-buildings.

Houses of Hope Ministries International | P.O.Box 2012, 8203 AA, Lelystad, the Netherlands www.hoh-ministries-int.com | info@hoh-ministries-int.com | KvK 32159002 Donations and gifts: Rabobank: IBAN: NL66 RABO 0153 4276 47
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Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of theFather, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost Matthew 28 : 19

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Re: Houses of Hope Ministries Int. Nieuwsbrief/newsletter juli/july 2019

Berichtdoor Ton » Wo Okt 09, 2019 3:12 pm

Houses of Hope Ministries Int. Nieuwsbrief/newsletter oktober 2019


In deze nieuwsbrief leest u de stand van zaken en de ontwikkelingen van het 3e kwartaal van 2019. Mooi om te zien dat het standvastig Bidden en vertrouwen hebben in God wordt beloond. Met vertrouwen in Geloof stappen we steeds weer uit en opent Hij steeds weer deuren die voor ons gesloten lijken!


Gods zegen,
Wouter Gaillard
secretaris van Houses of Hope Ministries International

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Nieuwsbrief oktober 2019

Vrienden van Houses of Hope Ministries International.
Dit is de derde nieuwsbrief van dit jaar.
Wij willen u graag op de hoogte stellen van de ontwikkelingen van de laatste drie maanden.
Juli en augustus waren relatief rustige maanden; Pastor Wim heeft een aantal
spreekbeurten in een Nederlandse kerken kunnen vervullen tijdens zijn
revalidatie en na zijn revalidatie periode.
Op 21 september jl. is Richard Ofori, de directeur van St. Houses of Hope
Ministries Int. Ghana/ NGO/ ANBI organisatie, in Nederland aangekomen voor
overleg. Richard is verantwoordelijk voor het opstarten van de micro-projecten
en begeleiden van de verschillende projecten en het financiële beheer.
In de eerste week van zijn verblijf hebben wij overleg gehad met St. De Betuwe Wereldwijd in
Gorinchem. Deze stichting, met wie wij samenwerken, is een hulporganisatie die containers verstuurt
met hulpgoederen naar o.a. Ghana en andere Afrikaanse landen. Wij helpen hen met het inklaren
van hun containers in Ghana en zij helpen ons met machines en andere gereedschappen voor onze
micro-projecten.
De laatste tijd hebben wij ons gefocust op hoe het staat met de ontwikkeling van de verschillende
opgezette micro-projecten in Ghana. Daarom heeft Richard in de weken voor zijn vertrek naar
Nederland alle projecten bezocht en gesproken met iedereen die betrokken is bij een micro-project.
En het verslag wat hij over de verschillende projecten aan ons heeft gegeven is zeer bemoedigend.

De meeste projecten bevinden zich nog in de opbouwfase, met uitzondering van het taxibedrijf. Het
is bemoedigend om te horen dat verschillende mensen stap voor stap meer inkomsten genereren en
in staat zijn om voor zichzelf een wat beter bestaan op te bouwen dan voorheen.

Er is geld om eten te kopen, om de kinderen naar school te laten gaan en om de huur te betalen. Het
eerst micro-project wat wij anderhalf jaar geleden hebben opgestart is het taxi- bedrijfje. Door
middel van de opbrengsten van dit taxibedrijfje hebben wij, in anderhalf jaar tijd, 9000,00 Ghanese
dollar, dat is ongeveer 1500,00 euro kunnen investeren..

Hierdoor hebben wij vier andere micro-projecten op kunnen te zetten en naaimachines,
lasapparatuur, keukenspullen en andere apparatuur aan kunnen schaffen om deze projecten van
start te kunnen laten gaan.

Wij zijn zo dankbaar dat we dit nu deels kunnen realisaren met eigen middelen en door middel van
giften en donaties welke wij van u ontvangen. Zonder uw giften en donaties zijn we nog niet capabel
om zelfstandig functioneren in Ghana maar het is wel de visie die wij voor de toekomst hebben.

Kerkgebouwen.
De bouw van onze kerkgebouwen hebben wij de afgelopen maanden even stil moeten leggen. Er is
geen geld genoeg in kas om de muren van het stenen kerkgebouw in Accra- Asofan te voltooien. Ook
de bouw van het houten kerkgebouw in Berekum, Brong Ahafo Region hebben we even moeten
stoppen om dezelfde redenen. Vanwege de open-hart operatie van pastor Wim en de revalidatie
daarna waren we niet in staat nieuwe acties op te zetten en uit te werken. We willen heel graag
beide simpele kerkgebouwen voltooien op de middellange termijn.


Help je ook mee bouwen?
Doel: 4.000 stenen á 80 cent.
De actie “Bouwstenen voor Ghana” is in volle gang. We zoeken
donateurs die stenen willen kopen voor de bouw van onze kerken.
Wij hebben het fundament van één kerk kunnen leggen met de
donaties die wij ontvangen hebben. Het gaat om de kerken Houses
of Hope kerk Accra- Asofan en de House of Hope kerk in Berekum
en Drobo, Brong Ahafo Region


In Drobo, Brong Ahafo Region hebben we het gebouwtje wat we huren om onze kerkdiensten te
houden in overleg met de eigenaar toch nog een jaar langer kunnen huren. Hij had ons eerder laten
weten dat het gebouwtje zelf wilde gaan gebruiken. Dat geeft ons ieder geval wat meer tijd om naar
een ander gebouw uit te kijken.
Kerken
De activiteiten van onze vijf kerken in Ghana gaan gewoon door; de gebruikelijke bidstonden en
Bijbelstudies door de week en op zondagmorgen de erediensten. Ook de evangelisatie is hier een
onderdeel van. We zien hierdoor een groei in de verschillende kerken. Tijdens onze
bestuursvergadering in Nederland hebben wij nog eens benadrukt hoe belangrijk de training van
onze lokale pastors en hun leiders is. Heel veel kerken in Ghana interpreteren en brengen het
Evangelie als prosperity- evangelie. Het Evangelie wordt door hen gebruikt als business. De
voorgangers worden schatrijk en de mensen blijven arm ondanks al mooie beloften. Wel, u kunt zich
voorstellen dat we liever geen leraren uit deze kerken aantrekken om onze mensen te onderwijzen.
Wij hebben degelijke christelijke leiders nodig, die bereid zijn op eigen kosten, voor een aantal
dagen, een inzet willen doen op het zendingsveld om onze leiders te trainen. Om een Griek met de
Grieken te zijn zoals Paulus dat aangeeft in zijn brieven. Inmiddels hebben wij een aantal mensen
benaderd om ons te komen helpen en we staan open om in gesprek te gaan met andere
voorgangers/ leiders.

Op 7 oktober 2019 tot 20 november gaat “Mission Ghana 2019” van start en vliegen pastor Wim
Odendaal en Directeur Richard Ofori terug naar Ghana. Een drukke periode van urenlange reizen,
spreekbeurten, onderwijs, projecten bezoeken en vergaderen breekt dan aan. Op 1 en 2 november
hebben het jaarlijkse Leader Seminar met alle voorgangers en leiders van de Houses of Hope
Ministries Int. Kerken in Ghana te Berekum.

Al met al een enerverende tijd. Wij vragen, in alle vrijmoedigheid, om ons te blijven ondersteunen
financieel en ons te gedenken in uw gebeden omdat het de eerste grote reis is na de zware
hartoperatie en revalidatie van pastor Wim in februari 2019.
In Christus met u verbonden,
Pastors Wim and Sonja Odendaal
Dienstknechten van de Here, onze God.
Founders van Houses of Hope Ministries International,
Suriname, Baltimore, USA & Ghana.

Houses of Hope Ministries International | Postbus 2012, 8203 AA- Lelystad, Nederland
www.hoh-ministries-int.com | info@hoh-ministries-int.com | KvK 32159002
Donaties en giften: Rabobank: IBAN: NL66 RABO 0153 4276 47
PayPal: info@hoh-ministries-int.com



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Newsletter October 2019

Friends of Houses of Hope Ministries Int.
This is the third newsletter of this year.
We would like to inform you of the developments of the past three months.
The months of July and August were relatively quiet. Pastor Wim has been able
to do a number of speaking engagements in Dutch churches during his
revalidation and after that.
On September 21 Richard Ofori, director of Foundation Houses of Hope
Ministries Int Ghana/NGO/ANBI organization, arrived in the Netherlands to
discuss matters. Richard is responsible for starting the micro-projects and
supporting the different projects and financial management.
During the first week of his stay we discussed matters with the foundation De Betuwe Wereldwijd in
Gorinchem. This foundation, that we work with, is a help-organization that sends containers with
relief supplies to Ghana and other African countries. We help them with clearing their containers in
Ghana and they help us with machines and other tools for our micro-projects.
Recently we have put our focus on how the development of the different micro-projects in Ghana is
going. Therefore Richard had visited all the projects in the weeks before his departure to the
Netherlands and spoken to everyone involved in a micro-project. And the report that he gave us
regarding the different projects is very encouraging.

Most projects are still in the build-up-phase, except for the taxi company. It is encouraging to hear
that different people are generating more income step by step and are able to build a little better life
for themselves than before.

There is money to buy food, to allow the children to attend school and to pay the rent. The first
micro-project that we started one and a half year ago is the taxi-company. By using the proceeds of
this taxi company we could invest 9,000 Ghanean dollar, which is about € 1500,- in one and a half
year in starting four other micro-projects.
And we could purchase sewing-machines, welding-equipment, kitchen-utensils and other equipment
to get these projects up and running.

We are so thankful that we can now partly realize this with our own means and by means of gifts and
donations that we receive from you. We could not function in a capable and independant way yet
without your gifts and donations. It is however the vision that we have for the future.

ACCRA
- ASOFAN
Church-buildings
We could not continue with the construction of our church-buildings these past months. There is not
enough money to finish the walls of the brick church-building in Accra-Asofan. Also we have had to
stop the construction of the wooden church-building in Berekum, Brong Ahafo Region because of the
same reasons. Because of the open heart-surgery of pastor Wim and his revalidation after that we
were unable to start and work out new actions. We would really like to complete both simple churchbuildings at medium term.
In Drobo, Brong Ahafo Region we were able to discuss with the owner and could extend the rent of
the building where we have our church-services, for another year. Previously he had let us know that
he wanted to use the building himself. At least this gives us a little more time to look out for another
building.
Churches
The activities of our five churches in Ghana continue as usual; the usual prayer-meetings and biblestudies during the week and Sunday morning church-services. Also evangelism is part of this.
Through this we see different churches growing.
Again during our board-meeting in the Netherlands we emphasized how important it is to train local
pastors and leaders.
Many churches in Ghana interpret and bring the Gospel as prosperity-gospel.
The Gospel is used by them as a business. The pastors become very rich and despite their beautiful
promises, the people remain poor. Well, you can imagine that we prefer not to have teachers from
such churches to educate our people.
We need thorough Christian leaders, who are willing to take the effort to train our leaders in the
mission-field, at their own expense. To be a Greek with the Greek as Paul says in his letters.
Meanwhile we have approached a number of people to help us and we are open to discuss this with
other pastors/leaders.

This October 7th 2019 until November 20th ‘Mission Ghana 2019’ will start and pastor Wim
Odendaal and director Richard Ofori will be flying back to Ghana.
It will be a busy time with many hours of travelling, speaking engagements, teaching, visiting projects
and having meetings.
November 1 and 2 will be the annual leader seminar with all the pastors and leaders of the Houses of
Hope Ministries Int. Churches in Ghana, venue Berekum.

All in all an intense time. We ask you in all boldness to keep supporting us financially and to
remember us in your prayers as it is the first big trip for pastor Wim since February 2019 after his
severe heart-surgery and revalidation.
Together with you, your help and prayers we are able to continue this wonderful ministry. We are
grateful to you for your help.
United with you in Christ,
Pastors Wim and Sonja Odendaal
Servants of the Lord, our God.
Founders of Houses of Hope Ministries International,
Suriname, Baltimore, USA & Ghana.

Do you want to help build?
Target: 4.000 stones at 80 euro cents.
The project “Bricks for Ghana” is now fully in progress. We are looking
for donations to build our churches. We already placed the foundation
of one church. Many thanks to our donors. Our focus lies on the
churches of Houses of Hope kerk Accra- Asofan and the House of Hope
church in Berekum and Drobo, Brong Ahafo Region.

Houses of Hope Ministries International | P.O.Box 2012, 8203 AA, Lelystad, the Netherlands
www.hoh-ministries-int.com | info@hoh-ministries-int.com | KvK 32159002
Donations and gifts: Rabobank: IBAN: NL66 RABO 0153 4276 47
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of theFather, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost Matthew 28 : 19


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