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Advent Reflections

December 23, 2021
Merry Christmas from the Sliedrecht Family

Tim, Angie, Miriam, Avalien, Moses, Zulea, Eliana, Amara, & Josephine

Advent is an annual 4-week season of waiting in anticipation and preparation for the memorial celebration of the birth of our Saviour. This month of Advent is reflective of not just the 400 years of silence and the thousands of years of prophecy before Jesus’ birth, but also the advent years we have all been in since His birth, waiting in anticipation and preparation for His return.

It is furthermore reflective of the advent seasons in our own lives in between. Our family has been in such a season of waiting, of anticipation and preparation of where the Lord will lead us next. It is not an easy place to be in. It has been a time of confusion, doubt, and fear. We long for answers, His guidance, His direction.

However, it has brought us into a deeper level of dependence on Him – a deeper longing to know Him, to see Him, to just be with Him. It has been a time of growth in grasping the truth, and a time of growth in excitement for what is to come.

We are thankful for His faithfulness, and that even in the midst of the waiting, we have been able to continue to be part of His mission in Uganda with Good Shepherd’s Fold and the Freedom Boys Ministry, and His mission here in the USA. Thank you for praying for and with us. He is at work. We are excited to soon share some of how we see Him leading our family into a new season of ministry. Watch for a newsletter update in the New Year!


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The Christmas Can & Bottle Collection

December 14, 2021

in support of Good Shepherd’s Fold and The Freedom Boys Ministry

We can pick them up from you or you can drop them off at:
❶ First Byron CRC
8541 Byron Center Ave SW, Byron Center, MI 49315, at the back of the dumpster enclosure on the SW side of the church
❷ Jamestown Christian Reformed Church
1653 Riley St, Hudsonville, MI 49426, at the front entrance of the back building, behind the construction of the main church
❸ Georgetown Christian Reformed Church
6475 40th Ave, Hudsonville, MI 49426, in front of the barn on the SE side of the parking lot
❹ First CRC of Hudsonville
5486 32nd Ave, Hudsonville, MI 49426, in the lean-to shed at the south side of the parking lot
❺ Oakwood Christian Reformed Church
8750 Storey Rd, Belding, MI 48809, at the main entrance

Please let us know if you would be willing to
● help return the bottles and cans, and/or
● offer your home/business/organization as a drop-off location

Thank you!

Holiday Empties

July 23, 2021

Lots of empties from Memorial Day, Juneteenth, and Independence Day?

Why not donate them to support the Ugandan ministries of:
• Good Shepherd’s Fold (globaloutreach.org/GSF-CD) and the
• Freedom Boys Ministry (globaloutreach.org/FreedomBoys)
(so far over $3,000 has been raised through can/bottle returns!)

We can pick them up from you (contact us at sliedrechts@hotmail.com or 616-516-6266)
Or you can drop them off at the following locations:

First Byron CRC 8541 Byron Center Ave SW, Byron Center, MI 49315, at the back of the dumpster enclosure on the SW side of the church
Jamestown Christian Reformed Church 1653 Riley St, Hudsonville, MI 49426, at the front entrance of the back building, behind the construction of the main church
Georgetown Christian Reformed Church 6475 40th Ave, Hudsonville, MI 49426, in front of the barn on the SE side of the parking lot
First CRC of Hudsonville 5486 32nd Ave, Hudsonville, MI 49426, in the lean-to shed at the south side of the parking lot
Oakwood Christian Reformed Church 8750 Storey Rd, Belding, MI 48809, at the main entrance

Please let us know if you would be willing to
• help return the bottles and cans, and/or
• offer your home/business/organization as a drop-off location

Thank you!

Beyond News: Sliedrecht Situation 06-2021

June 10, 2021

Please take a moment to read through our latest newsletter

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The Sliedrecht Situation: Spring Update, Part 3

May 20, 2021

Baptism of Josephine

May 8, 2021

Please join us for the Baptism of

Josephine Johanna Sliedrecht

May 9, 9:30 am
Georgetown Christian Reformed Church

Josephine = “God will increase”
Johanna = “God’s grace”

We thank God for the increase of His grace and our joy in the gift of Josephine (Ps 115-14-15).
It is our prayer that He may graciously increase her knowledge of (Co 1:10; Ep 3:17-19)
and faith in (Mk 9:24; Lk 17:5) Christ Jesus,
and in so doing increasingly fill her with all joy and peace in believing,
so that by the power of the Holy Spirit she may increase in hope (Ro 15:13)
and in grace and love (Lk 10:27; Pp 1:9-11; 1 Th 3:12).
May He multiply her seed for sowing
and graciously increase the harvest of her righteousness in Christ (2 Co 9:10).
May the God of all grace increase in and through her life (Jn 3:30; Ep 3:19),
for the increase of His glory and Kingdom (Mt 5:14-16; Lk 13:18-21; 2 Co 4:6).

The Sliedrecht Situation: Spring Update, Part 2

April 23, 2021

The Sliedrecht Situation: Spring Update, Part 1

April 23, 2021

Save Lives, Get $700, & Give 3 Goats!

February 13, 2021

Donate plasma and get $700 in 8 donations.

Plus, name me as your referral person, and I get $150,
which I will use to purchase 3 goats ($50 ea)
for families living in poverty in Uganda.

For more information and to register, go to https://www.biolifeplasma.com.
Then, schedule an appointment for before February 28,
and bring this coupon to your appointment:

Bottle & Can Drive for Ministry

January 11, 2021

Support Good Shepherd’s Fold and the Freedom Boys Ministry
by DONATING your returnable bottles & cans!*

For those of you in West Michigan, we can pick them up and take them off your hands.
Contact Tim: sliedrechts@hotmail.com; (616) 516-6266

For those of you outside of West Michigan, you can donate the funds from your returnables by check or credit card (click on either one):

Please also consider:

  • COLLECTING bottles & cans from your friends & family!
  • INVITING your friends & family to do the same!

* 100% of the returned deposits will go towards Good Shepherd’s Fold and the Freedom Boys Ministry.