House of Hope Ground Breaking Ceremony

If you did not get a chance to be at the House of Hope Ground Breaking Ceremony here are a few of the highlights and photos below:

Crisis Aid International and ResLife Church held a ground breaking Ceremony on May 9. The project is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2024.

Participants in the Groundbreaking Ceremony included Duane Vander Klok, Senior Pastor of ResLife, Mayor Kent Vanderwood, Bernard Blauwkamp, ResLife CFO, Pat Bradley, President and Founder of CAI, Alice Guillory, CAI Victim Advocate, and Adam Kavanaugh, CAI Law Enforcement Liaison, law enforcement partners, building project partners, and members of the ResLife community.

Dear Friends And Family

We are excited to have recently broken ground for the House of Hope. The House of Hope will provide ministry and a safe place for girls caught in the horrors of sex trafficking. These girls will be referred by law enforcement, schools, and other community outreach partnerships. Crisis Aid International will manage and staff the House of Hope, and it will be located right here on the ResLife property.

This year we plan to open a 2nd CAPP office in Ottawa County. The House of Hope will also be a tremendous blessing in our community.

Jeanie and I cannot Thank You enough for your unconditional love and support. You are the ministry and without you we would have nothing. We thank and praise God for you and your family. He is going to multiply the seeds you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness.

In Jesus name,
Pastor Duane & Jeanie


People who have chosen to follow Christ for the first time or as a recommitment through ResLife Ministries and Iglesia Vida.

Salvations and recommitments

  • January – early May: 1,113


  • 96 people, next Baptism June 25

    Walking By Faith Ministry – Our TV ministry, continues to reach thousands upon millions of people nationwide and in 190 countries around the world

    Salvations and recommitments

    • January – early May: 7645 


    Janaury – April :

    • 622 New Visitors



    • 13,890 Total views across Youtube and Facebook
    • Over 700 Prayer requests

    Children and Youth

    • January:  Unite Conference 700 in attendance
    • March: One Heart Youth Conference over 1000 students and leaders

    Men’s Ministry

    • On March 25 we had our first Men’s Rally. We know that men are looking for community, and it was awesome to watch this happening. 231 men in attendance and 11 salvations.

    Women’s Ministry

    • In February the women’s Getaway was held at the Maranatha confence center.  The women’s Monday night Bible study met with over 100 in attendance and the Women’s Spring Gala had over 300 in attendance this year.

    Access Young Adults

    In February over 200 young adults met for “Real Talk”. The goal of Real Talk is too equip young adults with a Gospel centered view of sex and sexuality. The purpose is to create an environment where sexual history and brokenness can be talked about, brought to God, and reclaim God’s design for sex.

    Married Life Ministry

    • Married Life experienced an average of 114 people per meeting. The May 2023 attendance more than doubled last year. We are seeing phenomenal growth every year.


    • On April 30,  10 students graduated form Leaders For Christ Training Center
    • On May 21, 11 students from the Discipleship Program will graduate


    Global Missions


    We partner locally and globally with other ministries. Last year we gave over $2,500,000 to send the gospel all around the world!



    The Children’s Anti-Exploitation Partnership (CAP) Program here in West Michigan is located inside the Wyoming Police Department. This program helps police officers connect children and teens identified with at risk behavior and their families to a CAP advocate for counseling and mentorship. ResLife funds this program through Crisis Aid International to manage and staff it to the highest capability. Since opening, the CAP Program has counseled over 100 girls and family members. This is a tremendous blessing in our community!

    House Of Hope

    This spring we will break ground for construction on a safe house to minister to young women and teens rescued out of sex trafficking. These girls are referred by police or FBI. Crisis Aid International will manage and staff the home, and it will be located right here on the ResLife property!  We have raised 4.5 million of the  $8,000,000 project. We will be able to share the Gospel with these girls, and their lives are going to be changed!


      • 2023

      Simply Give donations and Meijer matches have raised $4,540 so far this year for ResLife’s food pantry. Our next double match day is June 17 at the Grandville Meijer.



      As the weather gets warmer outside it reminds us that students will be gearing up for the ResLife student camps soon. We ask that you take part in praying for all the campers and leaders attending these special events.

      Please pray Ephesians 3:16 -19

      “That through his glorious riches, God would strengthen them with power through his Spirit in their inner being, so that Christ may dwell in their hearts through faith. And that they, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that they may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”

      Camp Dates:

      ResLife High School Campers June 12 – 17

      ResLife Middle School Campers June 27 – 30

      ResKids Campers July  24 – 28

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