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mr. Bas deLeeuw

President of the Board

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

It is the essential duty of Christians to promote their neighbors’ wellbeing, especially those who are of “the household of faith.”

COAH endeavors to fulfill this biblical mandate by supporting pastors, evangelists and Christians in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Kazakhstan.

  • Pastor Support gives pastors time for sermon preparation and ministry, and puts sound theological books into their hands as resources for their studies. Since a church building gives perceived legitimacy to a church body in Eastern Europe, help is also sometimes given in building or purchasing a church.

  • With winter being the hardest season for the aged and the poor, WinterHelp is another important outreach. Often, there are not enough resources in a home for heat, food, and clothing to withstand the cold. Soup kitchens, daily bread programs, food parcels, clothing bundles, and money for utilities, go a long way to relieve some of the brutal effects of a harsh climate.

  • Prison Ministry has always been high on the COAH agenda. While life for the free is already difficult, existence in captivity is even more dreadful. With COAH support, evangelism through prison ministries is flourishing, offering inmates freedom from the slavery of sin and escape from punishment, through the gospel message. A good number of ex-prisoners have become faithful and supportive church members also due to the work that is done in Rehab Centers.

  • Children’s programs are a venue of endless opportunity. COAH’s Child Sponsorship has always been a favorite program among its supporters. Many older Christians in these countries did not grow up in a Christian home, and giving hope and Christian perspective to future generations there, is one of the most substantial gifts of all.

  • Another urgent matter are our Humanitarian Aid projects. For example, many families have had to leave everything behind due to the war in Eastern Ukraine. These families have re-located in Central and Western Ukraine with nothing in their possession. COAH is active in finding them new beginnings. In addition, those who remain in the occupied zone in Eastern Ukraine, often the elderly and infirm, live in extreme need.

May God continue to bless all those who share this ministry of ‘Come Over And Help’ with us.

board of directors

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mr. rob brouwer

Secretary of the Board

Smithville, Ontario, Canada

Owner of Big Country Raw

Mr. john Brink

Treasurer of the Board

Vineland, Ontario, Canada

Retired Engineer, Member of Free Reformed Missions International Board for 17 Years

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Scott Vanoostveen

Board Member

Tintern, Ontario

Teacher, Jordan Christian School

mr. Ross Derksen

Board Member

Waupun, Wisconsin, USA

Farmer, Elder of Netherlands Reformed Congregation of Waupun

mr. Tom Moerdyk

Board Member

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Retired, Former missionary to Nigeria

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dr. Gerald Procee

Board Member

Middelharnis, Netherlands

Pastor of Christelijke Gereformeerde Kerk

mr. Doug vandenberg

Board Member

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

President of Lynden Sports Center

rev. arnoud vergunst

Board Member

Waupun, Wisconsin, USA

Pastor of Netherlands Reformed Congregation of Waupun