Incredible year to serve our Lord
What an incredible year it has been to serve our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, with our wonderful, committed brothers and sisters around the world! Although, the ministers we have the honor of working with have met monumental challenges throughout the year with an abundance of mandates, sickness, etc., most have risen to the occasion. Unfortunately, India has recently banned our foreign help to our ministers there the past few months. However, we have still been able to have some contact with Peter in India, who has been overseeing FHM work there for years and most are continuing in the work of God there by God’s grace. Today, Jan. 15, I am reminded that this is a terrible day in history for the indigenous ministers in Uganda and Kenya with additional stringent mandates going into force. We are praying we will still be able to get funds to God’s workers in these countries in the coming months. Please take time to read the exciting reports below that have come in from our ministers in Kenya, Bangladesh, Pakistan, DRC., Philippines and other parts of Asia sharing what God has done through their ministries this past year.
Fundamental Baptist Church
Pastor Joe Arori writes:
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think,
according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all
generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Dear my brother Mike and all Board Members at Global Freedom’s Hope & Life Aid Foundation,
Please receive our love and greetings from Freedom’s Hope family & Life Aid Foundation — Kenya in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
LOOKING BACK AT THE YEAR 2021:
I’m so grateful for such an incredible year. We saw the Grace Revolution continuing to sweep across the world, impacting countless lives with the abundant grace of our Lord Jesus. It was definitely another year filled with the favor, provision, and goodness of Jesus! Even though we had great challenges of Covid –19 and new Covid—Micron virus. But God stood with us.
Since June when we brought our Church into Freedom’s Hope Family, has been weaving God’s message of love and extravagant welcome with action for justice and peace. Together, we live out our faith in ways that create change and bring hope to communities in our nation. Here are just some of the highlights of the witness and work of the Freedom’s Hope Ministry & Life Aid Foundation:
Whatever experiences and memories this past year brings to our mind, I want to thank our Most High God that, our Abba Father desires to continue pouring out His love in the days to come. The Word of God assures us that He is our provision, our wisdom, our increase, and our peace. There is no need that His supply cannot meet…for this ministry and for your life! He is God of mercy. His love endureth forever……… His blessings endureth forever……
ACTIVITIES & SOUL SAVED & HEALED:
God enabled us to visit many villages with the Gospel. We reached individual houses, prayed with them, and fellowshipped together in their houses. The number of souls saved whom we reached with the Gospel this past year 2021, were 105 people. We encouraged them to be attending into their local churches near them.
People who were healed were 30 people.
– Buying new clothing for the orphans.
– Orphans permanent structure/housing.
– Monthly support $ 40 USD towards each of the 25 orphans and ministry too
WHAT WE ARE HOPING TO ACCOMPLISH IN OUR MINISTRY THIS YEAR 2022:
– Evangelization / Public outreach Gospel preaching
– Youth Camp meetings
– Leaders conference
– Buying new clothing for the orphans.
– Orphans permanent structure/housing.
– Monthly support $ 40 USD towards each of the 25 orphans and ministry too
So as we have entered this new year 2022, it is my prayer that we will receive the gifts and benefits our heavenly Father so freely gives out of the riches of His glorious grace. As we do this, we will experience a greater joy, hope, restoration, healing, and provision than ever before!
I really wish I could put into words the level of joy that I have for what we have experienced together as a Freedom’s Hope family and Life Aid Foundation – Kenya. As I look at the blessings received and the opened doors we have witnessed during the past year, “grateful” and “humbled” are the best words I can use to describe my feelings. To God be the glory, for the things He has done!
2021 was our “Year of Transformation.” At the beginning of the year, the Lord placed it on my heart to declare to his people that we must aim to transform in every area of our lives. We want to be the best that we can be in all that we do. I have been blown away by the many testimonies that a lot of our people have shared with me about how God has totally transformed them in certain areas. In 2021, God tremendously blessed the Freedom’s Hope and Life Aid Foundation.
Now that the chapter of 2021 has been closed and we have now entered this New year 2022, I am looking forward to the many connections the Freedom’s Hope and Life Aid foundation will make to God’s Kingdom. It is my prayer that as a result of getting more connected to Christ, our community, ministry and each other, we have already begun to reap the rewards in the spiritual and in the physical.
In closing, I cannot stress enough how honored. I am to be called your fellow minister and I waiting to see the mighty hand of God move in our life and ministry this year 2022. Always remember, we love you all so much, but God loves you best. Welcome to the Year of God’s blessings and more provision.
I ask that you prayerfully to pray for this ministry. Please pray so as God to enable us to continue proclaiming the gospel of grace in Kenya and East Africa to hear the Gospel this year 2022.
Bro. Joe Arori – Freedom’s Hope family and Life Aid Foundation Kenya.
Remote Village Teachers Project
Pastor S. writes:
We thank God even though we faced many difficulties in the ministry and Covid-19 situation, God didn’t leave nor forsake us but kept us safely during the pandemic times and giving us fruitful, growth, and expanding His ministry who have never heard the gospel among the unreached indigenous tribes in the remote villages. We really praise God for His miraculously providing funds for the ministry operation. To God be the glory!!! We also thank you for your generous support, love, and prayers, we were able to penetrate the gospel among the unreached isolated and remotest part of the country. Because of your faithful giving, so many lives have been blessed and changed during the last year. Thank you for making this possible by joining with us in this great effort to do what we can to make a positive difference for Christ. We are extremely grateful for your faithful prayers and generous gifts to the Lord for making this ministry possible. We hope and pray that God will give us more blessings, fruitful and productive ministry in the New Year.
We were able to penetrate the gospel among the unbelieving indigenous tribes in 20 villages in 2021. At the same time we received many souls during our evangelism and then we took care and nurtured them with the Word of God and gave them training and followed up. We also have an annual leadership conference and annual church leadership training.
Souls saved: We have received 110 souls in our ministry and have baptized 100. We trained 230 new church & ministry leaders, and churches planted 6 buildings.
People healed or delivered: We prayed for 167 people from many health issues and others and 95 people were healed.
Our ministry needs:
- We need three more workers in the new area.
- We need 1 desktop computer and 1 laptop computer for the use of the ministry.
- We have an annual church leadership conference every year in the month of February and also we have annual church & ministry leaders training every year in the month of December, so we badly need two event budgets.
- Christmas celebration budget in the villages.
- Child sponsorship program.
Hoping to accomplish in 2022:
- We are hoping to spread the gospel in 24 villages and win at least 130 souls.
- We are hoping to give training for new church and ministry leaders at least 250.
- We are believing in faith to plant at least 4 churches in different villages.
We thank you so much for your continued love and prayers. May God abundantly bless your family and ministry as well.
Pastor A. writes:
Sharing Christ Love by Meeting Human Needs .
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14 )
Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ . We are super excited & thrilled to share with you that our team had a very blessed Christmas Outreach 2021 . Praise God , Our team was able to arrange Very Blessed , Anointed & Impactful Prayer Meetings in different villages , towns , unreached areas , and new remote villages . Glory to God , I am super excited to share with you that God uses our team for his glory in those Prayer Meetings .
Praise God , I am so excited and happy to share with you that about 300 brothers & sisters gave their lives to Jesus Christ and accept him as their Lord & savior in these blessed , spirit filled & anointed prayer meetings . Truly , everyone felt the strong & powerful move of the Holy Spirit in those Prayer Meetings .
Due to the current pandemic , millions of people around the world as well in Pakistan have lost their jobs , income & small businesses are plunging into poverty , rejection , fear , and lack of food suppliers have left many people in utter despair . They have no hope to dream for a better tomorrow . Seeing this heartbreaking situation our team has stepped up this Christmas 2021 with generous hearts to show love , kindness to the neediest & most deserving family , widows , poor and orphans kids to have food packages , sewing machines , shoes , warm jackets & blankets .
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink , I was stranger and you invited me in , I needed clothes and you clothed me , I was sick and you looked after me , I was in prison and you came to visit me ( Matthew 25:35-36)
Praise God , our team is able to help 100 most deserving widows & poor and needy families to have food packages in our target areas . Our team also helps 120 poor , needy & orphans kids to have shoes and 60 kids to have warm jackets in our target areas and also able to help 20 poor families to have blankets to protect themself from cold in winter and help 4 families to have sewing machines to start their own business and earn income .
One woman who received the food package told the team in tears . I am pregnant and it is the sixth month of pregnancy . But I am only able to eat one meal a day . Due to this current pandemic situation my husband lost his job . We are unable to meet family basic needs . Thank you so much for helping our family to have a food package this Christmas .
Zeeshan said , I am grateful to God who blessed me with a brand new warm jacket . It was difficult for me to face the winter season here in Pakistan . Praise God , today Lord has given me a good quality warm jacket So , from bottom of my heart I would love to say … Thank you , Thank you and one again Thank you for love , care & support . God bless you .
Shehnaz , a sewing machine recipient said , I was longing for a sewing machine … I have no words to express how much I am excited and thankful to the Church for helping me to have a sewing machine on this Christmas to start my own business and earn income for my family . Truly this gift will not only help me to earn a daily income for my family but also it brings us close to the living God .
After Death of her husband, Maria and her kids faced many challenges especially when it came to finances . Without the presence or provision of her husband, Maria carried grief and sorrow as her constant companions . When our team met Maria the expression she wore moved us to compassion . Our team often traveled through their village and the surrounding areas talking with neighbors and learning more about their lives and share good news of Jesus with them , when our team came to Maria’s home , our team learned that the widow’s elder daughter was married and lived in the same village and her two remaining kids worked as day to day job to provide for the family.
Our team spent time learning about Maria’s family and their challenges. Our team offered Maria encouragement , sharing Bible verses and praying with her . Maria was comforted as the truth in Isaiah (41:10) Fear not , For I am with you , be not dismayed for I am your God I will strengthen you , yes I will help you . I will uphold you with my righteous right hand .
Before leaving, our team gave Maria a blanket – a valuable Christmas gift for a family struggling to make ends meet . Maria said at a time of difficulties none of our relatives came to meet us . Maria describes our team visiting her home and praying for her family and seeing the situation of her family and providing our family a blanket to save ourselves from cold . I really felt that God had sent His angel to visit our family and it impacted my life deeply .
Here Are Our Vision & Goals For 2022
Reach 400,000 Brothers & Sisters who are living their lives in darkness with Good News of Jesus .
Distribute 4000 Urdu Bibles for new believers & unbelievers .
Distribute 3000 Audio Bibles for those brothers & sisters not able to read the Bible .
Hold 3 Church Leadership Conferences in different villages & towns .
Hold 3 Youth Conferences in different villages & towns .
Hold 3 Women Conferences in different villages & towns .
Hold 3 Revival / Evangelistic Crusades in different villages & towns .
Complete Church Building already started .
Help 50 Women to have Sewing Machines to start their own business .
Help 30 Men to have an Auto Rickshaw to earn income for their families .
Help 20 Families to start their own Small Businesses .
Help 5 Native Pastors & Missionaries to have Motorcycles for Mission Work .
Long term Vision is to establish 5000 Home Churches in Pakistan .
I am thankful to all our incredible supporters , partners , family & friends who join hands with us and help us in our Christmas Outreach 2021 . We are truly so grateful for the incredible generosity we have received! . We are not able to do all this without your love , prayer & support . Once again thank you so much for joining hands with us .
Give , and it will be given to you . A good measure , pressed down , shaken together and running over , will be poured into your lap . For with the measure you use , it will be measured to you . (Luke 6:38)
I request all of you to please Keep Praying for us and Continue Supporting us to reach the Nation of Pakistan in all 2022 . God Bless you all . Happy New Year 2022.
D. R. Congo
New Hope Bethesda
Pastor Ruboneka Herbo writes:
Dear Friend and partner,
Thank you Freedom’s Hope partners for your prayers, support, and generosity to help us in DRC-Goma during the lockdowns by giving. God bless your love in Jesus Christ.
In 2021, we have planted 12 new Church in the villages. We have totally 42 Churches; 42 Pastors; 42 Evangelists; 42 deacons; total members 2400; souls won 360; new members 187; 36 vulnerable children in our orphanage received food from you monthly; 600 Pastors from different churches received bible training; and many receive Jesus Christ through the Sport Ministry.
Needs for 2022:
- Support for the 16 Pastors
- Renting places for Churches started
- Monthly support for vulnerable children.
As we look forward to 2022, it’s a good idea to reflect on the many amazing things God has done in the past several months is essential.
We are thankful for your incredible generosity and faithfulness during these very challenging times in the world. Whether you gave, prayed over our ministry, shared a social media post, or attended an event virtually or in person, we are so grateful for your dedication to our mission. We could not accomplish it without you!
Let’s praise the Lord for yet another year filled with laughter, tears, and sweet moments with loved ones. While we reflect on these blessings, we remember God’s greatest gift of all, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
Pastor Ruboneka Herbo
Fishing Fields Ministry of Bangladesh
Pastor Lemon writes:
Greetings to you in the name of Lord Jesus Christ from the Fishing Fields Ministry of Bangladesh.
Thanks for your prayer supports and financial supports for our Ministry.
Since we started our Ministry in 2015 we planted 15 new churches. In 2020, all our outreaching programs were stopped due to Covid-19. But in 2021 we could plant one more church and baptize two new converts. However, on the 24th of December we were able to Baptize 6 more new converts. Hope God will help us to win new souls and plant a few more churches in 2022.
God helped us to buy a new boat with an 85 HP Yahama engine and the boat is 22.5 feet long and 7.5 feet wide. The boat is helping us a lot to reach out to a very remote place that ordinarily could not be reached.
We are hoping to start a Bible school for the new converts to make our new Pastors and church leaders for the future. Hope and pray that God will help us through His children to continue our Outreaching evangelism soul fishing ministry in Bangladesh.
We need to support some of our Pastors, staff, and Bible school teachers. We have some pre-primary schools where our Church leaders and teachers teach the students Christian education besides the basic Education programs.
We also need to build some church buildings for those planted churches.
Thanks to you all for your prayers and supports for our Ministry.
Sincerely your Bro in Christ,