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June 2015

 

 

 

 

Hands of Hope June 2015 Newsletter

A Difficult Decision

When we made the decision for our family to leave the mission field and return to the States, the Lord gave us a desire to give college age young people an opportunity to serve Christ overseas on a short-term team during their summer breaks. The Lord has faithfully fulfilled this desire and enabled us to take many teams of people, of all ages and stages, overseas to serve Christ. It has been a privilege to watch the Lord work to draw individuals to serve in this way as well as to enable them to do whatever He has planned for them. As the Lord opened up the ministry of Hands of Hope, He also has provided a new opportunity for people to serve in ministering to orphaned children through week long camps.

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It Takes a Team to Win

Someone said “You can’t win without a team but you can lose with one”.  In our May, Hands of Hope Newsletter I mentioned that the Valley team from our home church, ministered to 110 children from two of our feeding projects, in 2 weeks of Bible camp and over 20 children trusted Christ.  We had a winning team!  The children were blessed and so were our team members! Here are a few of their impressions.

Diane Leon – “The greatest blessing for me was to see how open the kids were to hearing God’s Word. When I saw how loving and respectful the children were, my heart melted for these children and this in turn drew me closer to my Lord.”

Thomas Sorrentino – “As a family, we have been praying and supporting HOH for many years and it was great to finally see the work. Working with and loving on the children was one of the greatest highlights of my ministry life. I will never forget it and hope to return.”

Louise Winsor – “Coming to Zimbabwe has been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life.  I saw that the land was filled with spectacular beauty; the children filled with vibrancy and joy; the Hands of Hope leaders were filled with passion and integrity.  It was a blessing to stand and worship with the people of Africa and watch the hand of God at work to enlarge His kingdom in the world.  Africa has captured my heart.”

I just completed a 3 day pastor’s conference for 60 pastors in rural Zimbabwe.  I visited a feeding project where children had never seen a white person until 6 years ago.  I wish I could bring you all here but I am very grateful for you being on our HOH winning team!

For Jesus sake and for the children,

Glen and Patty

glen@valleychurch.org