Jumat, 12 Agustus 2016
John Fenn, Ministry Opportunity in the Netherlands
This is written especially to those in the EU, but also to those in many other nations who have been to our annual Dutch conference, and all the saints who have a heart for family and home based churches.
Wil and Ank Kleinmeulman have been long time friends and co-workers with us, leading the vision in Europe and the EU, traveling to homes in many European nations bringing love and teaching with grace in genuine fellowship, and our hearts are knit together by the Spirit. Below is a letter and pictures as they share their heart. Here is my brief summation:
They currently live in a rented townhouse and though quite limited in space, have hosted people from all over the world (with great inconvenience often, due to space limitations), their hearts being so much larger than their home. But now they have an opportunity to rent a larger home, one that will match the largeness of their hearts and love, allowing multiple guests to stay in a quiet rural setting, a retreat center within itself, yet close to all the conveniences.
It would also allow them to host regional conferences, and enable them to invite those who want to learn more about house church into their home for a longer stay, to talk and see it in action in their home! During our annual conference it would mean less of a burden arranging international guest's accommodations in friend's homes as they transition in and out of the country, which has always been stressful.
CWOWI currently donates several hundred Euros monthly to CWOWI EU which has helped with everything from their travels in Europe and hosting, to their time invested in service to others, but as you'll read below, this move would add about $1000 Euros ($1000-1100 US) to their monthly outlay. We are writing especially to those in the EU and Europe to consider donating monthly to help support this larger host home.
CWOWI has committed to increase our monthly giving, and we are writing in hopes some of you, especially those in Europe and the EU, and those who have been to their home or conference, will consider making a 1 year commitment to help.
The four of us, Wil, Ank, Barb and myself have known by the Spirit the Father was going to present an opportunity like this at some time, and in the last 3 or 4 years we could tell the season was approaching. There has been a total peace in our spirits about it, though the extra budget challenges the mind, yet the peace remains.
But as always, Wil and Ank are submitted to the will of the Lord and only want what He wants. If people respond, it is well and they will move forward as it fills a huge need. If not, they and we will continue to pray and seek the Father's provision for something else. We submit Wil and Ank's letter and pictures for your consideration.
Blessings and thanks,
John and Barb Fenn