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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.

Give Thanks

December 8, 2020

Give Thanks to God with us!

Over $8,200 was raised for the Freedom Boys Ministry from the sales of pumpkins, squash, gourds, hay/straw bales, cornstalks, and flowers!

Thank you all who came out to buy!

And special thanks to the following people and companies who helped make the Sale happen:

100% of donations goes directly towards the care and reintegration of boys who have been living on the streets of Soroti.

For more information or to donate, go to:http://tinyurl.com/FreedomBoysMinistry

#COVID19FreedomBoys

I Am Rogers

December 1, 2020

I am Rogers, 14 years old. I lived on the streets of Soroti for 4 years. To survive, I collected scrap metal, carried garbage, washed plates and saucepans in restaurants, or cooked for people for very little pay. Some people treated me well for my work, while others did not. I could carry very heavy loads for them, beyond my strength and ability. And they would just call me and my friends degrading names.

While living as a homeless child, I faced violence and exploitation, including abuse by different authorities, forced labor, mob attacks, and forced drug use. I endured beatings by batons, wires, bicycle locks, and other objects. I suffered through torture and cruel, inhumane treatment. I also lost my education.

Many of us boys who lived on the streets had to resort to begging when we couldn’t find other work. Sometimes we were forced to steal by older boys and adults living on the streets, or by those who would offer us food or shelter.

But then the #FreedomBoysMinistry became my comfort and protection. They provided me with food, clothing, medical, counseling, trainings, Farming Gods Way skills, and the Gospel. They rehabilitated me and resettled me with my family and community.

I actually did not know my father since my mother died when I was 2 years old and I was told that my father and mother died. However, the Freedom Boys Ministry was able to trace my father. I and my father were very happy to see each other. I had too much joy to know my father for the first time in my life after about 12 years. I am now living with my father, stepmother, 4 brothers, and 2 sisters for the first time in my life time of 14 years. They all jointly welcomed and embraced me, and accepted to share the available little resources they have as a family of now 7 children. Daddy remarked at the incredible providence. God is great! Amen! For receiving me as a son! I pray that I will be able to go school and start a project for our survival as a family.

Thank you very much for assisting me to be rejoined with my family.

Since the beginning of the #COVID19Uganda #Lockdown mid-March, the Freedom Boys Ministry has taken on the full care of 30+ boys who were living on the streets of Soroti. They have been strategically reintegrating many of the boys back with their families.


For more information:


To financially help the Freedom Boys Ministry, you can donate by

  • CHECK, made out and sent/given to
    Georgetown CRC (6275 40th Ave, Hudsonville, MI 49426), with “Freedom Boys” written in the memo line
  • PAYPAL, account: sliedrechts@hotmail.com