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email: rpmerren@gmail.com

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Ministry plan
Vision

Our ministry is seeking to raise funds to purchase an outreach center (House of Hope) in the Warrendale
neighborhood of Detroit. Many of the newly arrived Syrian refugees are resettling in this area. This would serve
as a community center from where we would conduct ministries to refugees. We believe the neighborhood
ministry model will build a presence in the community and enhance accessibility to the programs and ministries
offered as we become a familiar face in the neighborhood. The types of ministries we would engage in are listed
further down the page.

Ministry Description

We are a ministry that reveals the love of God as we fulfill the mandate for the Christian community to love
your neighbor as yourself. The lesson revealed to us in the parable of the Good Samaritan compels us to show
compassion to the victimized and violated. We are called to respond to their needs and bring healing to their
lives and we accomplish this through compassion ministries.
We currently have 600 individuals and churches who recognize the value of our ministry and are active on our
mailing list. Our support comes from monthly commitments from about 25% of the individuals/churches on this
list throughout Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.

Need Analysis

The Worldwide refugee crisis continues, and the United States is one of the leading nations in the resettlement
of refugees. Metro Detroit is the 4th largest area for resettlement of refugees in the United States. The current
climate is a growing migration of refugees resettling in metro Detroit from other areas in the country.

Organization and Management

Operations and management of facility will be carried out by Randy and oversight is provided by an executive
committee made up of four individuals.

Immediate Goals

Relationship Building by:
- Meeting physical needs
- ESL
- Household Items/appliances
- Transportation
- Showers for expectant mothers
- Outreaches

- World refugee day

- Picnics

- Christmas

- Thanksgiving

- Easter

- Holiday cookouts

Continuing Goals

Discipleship Ministry through:

- Cultural mentoring
- Life skills training
    - Financial classes
- After school programs
    - Tutoring sessions
    - Child care
    - Music classes
    - Homework groups
- Health care teaching/clinic
- Job Training
- Character building activities for

   Elementary age Children
- Prayer Gatherings
- Counseling Space
- Classroom space
- Gender specific physical fitness

Long-Term Goals

Multiplication Strategy including:
- Church planting
- Bible Studies
- Alpha Courses
- Short term housing for newly

   arriving refugees

What It Will Take

We are asking for contributions totaling $70,000
- Purchase price $50,000
- Remodeling costs $20,000
The Michigan District of the Assemblies of God Men’s Ministry has already pledged to cover the cost of labor for any remodeling necessary.
To date we have raise $36000 to purchase the property.

Thank you for considering how you might be a part of changing a life through your partnership with this ministry.

Contact us for more information about how to support House of Hope:

Randy and MaryJane Merren

US Home Missions

Ministry to Middle Eastern refugees in Metro Detroit

586.744.5339rpmerren@gmail.com