Thursday, August 4, 2011

Prayer for Wisdom

HAITI! It is still a country in great need of help - and still a very big weight in our hearts. Tom and Kim Woulfe are preparing as full-time staff missionaries with Helping Hands and we need your prayers during this preparation process. They are getting their home ready for the market and we trust that God will bring the right family to buy the house.

We are also seeking God's will for the most effective way to help the people of Haiti - of course they need housing, jobs, food, clean water, sanitation - but most of all, they need their hearts changed through faith in Christ. Our desire is to "teach them to fish" instead of giving them fish. In the past, we have helped with medical care, children's ministries, shelters, food, clothing and other supplies. However, our vision is still to help them to reach out and minister to their own people.

Join with us in prayer for the people of Haiti and Godly wisdom in our ministry to them.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Dr. K

Dr. Richard F. Kowalske, 58, died suddenly on Saturday August 14, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center from malaria. 
"Dr. K” had recently returned from Uganda, Africa where he and his wife, Brenda, were serving with Helping Hands Foreign Missions.  

Dr. K was born June 6, 1952 in Wyandotte, Michigan to Harold and Maryann Kowalske.  Life Chiropractic College brought him to Georgia.  After graduation, he moved to Gainesville where he set up his practice
of over twenty-five years.  In 2002, Dr. K and Brenda were called into full time ministry and formed Helping Hands Foreign Missions.  Together with Helping Hands, they focused attention in Bolivia and Uganda where the lives of countless people have been changed by their medical and spiritual ministry.

Master of Martial Arts, Dr. K studied and taught Tang Soo Do for over thirty years.  He also had a passion for building and construction, a talent he utilized in the designing and building of communities here in Georgia as well as Bolivia and Uganda.  In the past twelve years his greatest desire was to reach the hearts of people for Jesus Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda; his children Lisa, Jennifer, Richard, Ryan, Zachary, Russell, Lee, Freddy and Allison; his grandchildren Billy, Joshua, Benjamin, Hannah, Andrew,  Ezekiel, Trey, Savannah, Norah, Hazel, Lucas and Micaela.

Funeral Services will be held at Riverbend Baptist Church, 1715 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville, GA 30501  on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 11:00 am.  In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Helping Hands Foreign Missions for the Village of Eden project.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Donna, Haiti team member:
“For the past few years, I have been in a verbally abusive relationship. Often I would ask God why He would allow me to be treated that way. Recently He revealed to me that I should use my experience to minister to others that are in abusive relationships. Since that time, I have been able to minister to two women who are currently in abusive family relationships. Today in Haiti I was able to minister to a third woman who was in a physically abusive relationship. This lady was in emotional pain and was using alcohol and marijuana to soothe that pain. After sharing the gospel with her and after a lengthy discussion, I was able to pray with this woman, who had claimed to be a “Christian Buddhist.” She believed and accepted Christ as her Savior.”

Thank God for people like Donna who allow themselves to be used by God.

Our friends at the mission house/orphanage where we are staying

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Richard and new friends

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