Tuesday, January 29, 2013

New Hope Ministry - Sanggau, Indonesia

Originally the New Hope Ministry in Sanggau, Indonesia was started by Yolande and John Le Roy of Australia.  This ministry help the poor children in the vicinity of Sanggau.  They have about 170 children now.  Late last year we at FBC were saddened to hear the passing of John Le Roy in Australia.  Our deepest condolence to Yolande and her children.  Over the years Le Roy had shared at our church his ministry and in fact many of our members are supporting the children financially.  Other organizations overseas are also supporting this ministry.  New Hope Ministry comes under the umbrella of World Out Reach International.  Please read more at the link above.

Last Sunday, a young couple and their three children came to visit at our church.  They were Merlinde and Jan Willem Tamminga, children Anna-Lyn 6 , Yanoah 4 and Sifra 2.  Merlinde & Jan Willem shared that it was by grace of God that they have taken over the management of New Hope Ministry (NHM).  As they were led by God to leave their previous ministry also in Indonesia, God showed them that NHM is their new calling.  It was God's timing that as Le Roy was called to heaven, the Tammingas are now taking over this ministry.  Willem shared that he is very blessed to have met Yolande and John Leroy last year as well as getting to learn about people of FBC through our German member Wolfgang and Heidi.  He was thankful that so many of our members are supporting NHM and he urged us to continue this good work.  Resources are limited in Sanggau and he appreciate whatever assistance he can get from all donors.  Beside financial supports, some of our doctors are proposing to set up a dispensary at the home so that trained personnel are able to administer basic medical help when needed.  This idea was most welcome by the Tammingas.

Praise God that NHM is in good hands now that John Le Roy is called to the Lord and the timing is perfect in our Lord God!  We pray for the Tammingas as well as New Hope Ministry that the work of the Lord will be enhanced and more people will continue to support them financially.

To God be the Glory!

You can read their blog at www.tammiesindetropen.nl

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