HOPE FESTIVAL ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2018
Hope Fesitval in Antwerp on September 15, 2018 from 12:00 tot 18:00 at Groenplaats
Bring hope, express faith and show love with us! These top-three Christian values are going hand-in-hand at the Groenplaats in Antwerp! The 9th edition of the Hope festival is getting ready for the 15th September.
The gospel bands and the dancers enhance the speeches on the podium, while the various stands form an attractive and matching atmosphere. Children animation, food & snacks sale escort the flee market for the benefit of the street children of Uganda.
An irresistible manifestation of love is the work among street children in Uganda; it does not leave young and old cold. Every year, the rehabilitation project of Koinonia is exhibited in public, creating a bridge between the need and the solution, the church and the city.
FREEDOM FESTIVAL ON JULY 14, 2018
Freedom Fesitval in Ghent on July 14, 2018 from 13:00 tot 21:00 at Maria Hendrikaplein
The Gent feasts are starting and thousands of people will once again visit Gent in search of pleasure and festivity.
The Freedom Festival is making its way at the gates of the Sint-Pietersstation on the first Saturday of the festivities.
With gospel music, tents, tracts, speeches, food and drinks, children's work, churches from Gent and further come together to witness:
"If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed". This is the message to the visitors and passengers of Gent; a pure evangelistic message embraced by every Christian.
SHALOM FESTIVAL on June 10, 2018
AGAPE FESTIVAL on April 2, 2018
GREATEST GIFT FESTIVAL on 16 December 2017
SHALOM FESTIVAL on 22 October 2017
HOPE FESTIVAL on 9 September 2017
FREEDOM FESTIVAL on 15 July 2017
SHALOM FESTIVAL on 21 May 2017
AGAPE FESTIVAL on Easter Monday 17 April 2017
SYMPOSIUM FOR ISRAEL ON 25 February 2017
GREATEST GIFT FESTIVAL on 17 December 2016
SHALOM FESTIVAL on 30 OCTOBER 2016
SHALOM FESTIVAL - Sunday 30 October 2016: Groenplaats in Antwerp, between 12:00 to 18:00. Read more...
KOINONIA STREET CHILDREN REHABILITATION PROJECT - October 2016 Newsletter
The Koinonia shelter for street children in Wakiso-Kampala was a full house during the visit of the mission team from Belgium in August. Read more...
AGAPE CHURCH - OFFICIAL OPENING: SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER
Thank you for honouring us with your presence, wishes and prayers at the official opening of AGAPE Church in Antwerp on Sunday 2nd October.
HOPE FESTIVAL on 10 September 2016
‘Love is not indifferent' was the message of Liana Willems, one of the speakers of the Hope Festival held at the Groenplaats in Antwerp last week Saturday. The Hope Festival builds for years a bridge between Uganda and Belgium, between the gospel and the city.
FREEDOM FESTIVAL on 16 July 2016
Gospel music and the street children in Uganda project went hand-in-hand during the annual Freedom Festival on July 16th, which took place at Sint-Pietersstation in Ghent. The event this year was the benefit of the charity project of Koinonia. - "Freedom" was the central theme on the stage... Read more here.
HOPE FESTIVAL on 28 May 2016
Hope Festival on Saturday 28 May 2016 from 13:00 to 19:00, Groenplaats, Antwerp. - Driven by love and faith, hope is the message, that brings Koinonia, artists and volunteers together to the annual Hope Festival, with a gospel concert and a flea market for the benefit of Street Children in Uganda.
ACTION 10 MILES ANTWERP - GOD IS LOVE
The annual event of 1O Miles in Antwerp offers an excellent opportunity to share this message of love, peace and life among people who will participage in the marathon, as a direct answer to the cruel carnage of Brussels. Jesus said "I have come so that they might have LIFE and have it more abundantly", which is the message on our T-shirts, as well as GOD IS LOVE at the back.
BRUSSELS ATTACKS: A PAINFUL DAY FOR BELGIUM AND EUROPE
Koinonia would like to send its condolences and sympathy to all those affected by Tuesday's terrorist attacks in Brussels, where 34 people were killed and over 200 were wounded. ISIS - Islamic State - claimed responsibility for the airport and Metro bombings.
We join Christians from all over the world in praying for the victims, Brussels, Belgium and Europe, as we condemn extremism and all forms of hate.
These attacks were perpetrated once again in the name of a religious ideology that proclaims the name of God. As a Christian organisation, we would like to disassociate ourselves from any such image of God which seeks to inflict pain and destruction upon people's lives.
This assault goes beyond the national boundaries of Belgium, it is an attack at the heart of Europe and the values which we hold dear. "Freedom was struck in its heart this morning in Brussels as Paris was a few months ago, as London or Spain were in their turn," as Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said, speaking of a "common fight" that unites us.
In this critical hour, we need to show solidarity, respect and refrain from making insensitive comments towards others that seek to divide us.
We face a very real terrorist threat right across our different countries and more than ever before, we need to stay united and reject fear and intimidation.
INVITATION - We warmly invite you to our new Agape Festival on 28 March 2016, from 12:00 to 16:00 at Feestzaal Kielpark, Sint-Bernardsesteenweg 113, Antwerpen-Kiel.
In collaboration with the Flemish and international church community in Antwerp, we want to bring the true meaning of Easter in our city.
Therefore, we invite the less fortunate to a banquet and we serve the young and old alike.
Your presence and support for the Agape Festival means a lot to us. We hope to see you there.
Greatest Gift Festival report on 19 December 2015.
With heart and soul, over 150 volunteers from 20 different churches and organizations offered a free Christmas for the less fortunate. Diverse people, Nigerians, Chinese, Brazilians, Arabs, Ghanaians, Filipinos, Dutch, Greeks, Congolese, Americans, Angolans... served together all the families and individuals who came from different social organizations and agencies to the annual Greatest Gift Festival celebration every December.
The classical piano alternated with gypsy violin music, gospel singers and bands which included Capelle singers, drama and modern dance. This stunning artistic program was accompanied by a three-course meal, a special children's programme and lots of gifts. The organizers pampered their guests this Christmas and warmed their hearts with hope.
"What's under your Christmas tree?" was the question that was asked in the crowded hall.
Attention to the real meaning of Christmas was given during the evening, aiming to restore the significance of what we celebrate this season.
Although the people at the event were themselves in need, they were moved with compassion and contributed from their heart towards the Koinonia Street Children project in Uganda, when it was presented.
THE CONSUL OF BORDEAUX FILM NIGHT on 22 November 2015 - While Belgium is still in shock under the current terrorism threats, a moving and emotional night took place at Elckerlyc Theater in Antwerp with an outstanding live performance by the Symphonic Orchestra of Lier. The film portrayed the story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes who through his diplomatic mandate, saved 30,000 people during World War II. His heroic action was the largest single rescue operation. Read more here.
For the benefit of Street Children in Uganda.
HOPE FESTIVAL, 19 September 2015. - Driven by love, faith and hope, many enthusiastic artists and volunteers carried the gospel message with their words and actions. Visitors were received at the Sint-Jansplein of Antwerp, by the teams of Koinonia, Gospel Palace and various local churches with a gospel concert, speeches and a flea market for the benefit of the street children in Uganda. Read more...
SHALOM FESTIVAL, Brussels, 30 August - The seventh edition of the Shalom Festival for Peace was held at Place d’Espagne yesterday in Brussels. The key moment of the afternoon among the singing items and speakers, was the presentation of the "Shalom Declaration". The Judeo-Christian Friendship Declaration was read by Nigel Goodrich from the UK who officially handed it to the Consistoire Central Israélite de Belgique and the Embassy of Israel. Read more...
FREEDOM FESTIVAL, Ghent 18 July 2015 - ‘Searching for Freedom?’ is the theme of the Freedom Festival that takes place every year on the first Saturday of the Ghent Festivities. The Freedom Festival is full of music, singing, dancing, balloons, children's work and a lot of joy in the cooperation of coworkers from churches in Ghent, Antwerp and all over the country. It is open to everyone, Ghent residents, visitors and passers-by. Read more.
Street Children Rehabilitation Project - June Mission update. We waved goodbye to 66 of our children in Uganda as after more than one year in our Rehabilitation Home, they now return back to their own families. We continue to support, monitor and help the families in order to improve their lives. We are proud and happy for them, but still a bit sad also to let them go... Read more.
BIBLE DAY on 1 May 2015 - We are excited to report another successful Bible Day, organised in parternship with Bijbeldag, where more than 1000 people were able to attend. The message was brought by Kees Goedhart, director of Stichting Opwekking. You can read more about the event here...
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ANTWERP 10 MILES MARATHON on Sunday 26 April 2015 - We participated in the 10 Miles annual marathon, where more than 140,000 people gathered, and we voiced our support for the persecuted Christians around the world. To say 'No' to hatred and violence, you can order your T-shirt also by contacting us today! - Available in both men and women's model!
Street Children Rehabilitation Project - We have some very precious updates to report from our latest trip to Uganda and the photos below are from our 66 children that we took from the Kampala children prison. You can find out more and r ead our latest newsletter here.
The 4th Shalom Festival in Antwerp - The Belgian Coalition for Israel, B'nai B'rith, Koinonia, Christians for Israel, ORT Belgium and Beautiful Israel can look back on another well attended day and a strong message of Peace. Read more here... The next Shalom Festival is on 25 October 2015 in Antwerp and it is organised together with the Alliance for Peace in the Middle East. Visit the new website here.
The Alliance for Peace in the Middle East condemns the beheading of the 28 Christians in Libya - 20 April 2015. Read full Press Release here.
The British Prime Minister in his Easter message called publicly his country a Christian nation where faith is not merely a collection of old buildings but a living acting force, doing great works across the country. He then affirmed his support to the persecuted Christians throughout the world. What an example! As instructed in the Bible, we continue to pray for the authorities in the land, local Mayors and Parliament officials alike, for godly wisdom and righteousness to reign. You can watch David Cameron's message here.
WHAT IS GOD DOING IN OUR TIME? - Among the troops of the faithful men of David that helped establish his kingdom, there was a remarkable group of leaders from the tribe of Issachar. Their special strength was neither in their numbers nor in their skill to handle the sword but in the understanding of the times. They actually knew what the whole nation should do! (1 Chr 12:32). Read more...
A Christian mother of 4 and her disabled husband are sentenced to death over allegations of blasphemous text messages. - The parents of the sentenced mother of 4, are protesting in Brussels for the setting on fire of another young couple in Pakistan, who were burned alive in front of their children. Their only crime: their faith. This cruelty is happening today and daily in Pakistan! We must not allow it to continue. Read more...
KOINONIA BIBLE SCHOOL
PR. MAGUY I. NGOY-BUSANO
I stand next to my husband in ministry who is a pastor since 1994 in Holland. We currently serve together with our family at the 'Assembleé Evangélique pour la Réconciliation'.
Because of the call of God in my life, I always knew I needed to obtain more knowledge. In 2010, I discovered Zoe College. It was exactly what I needed to complete what was missing in my ministry. Read full testimony
THE LIGHT ON BELGIUM
Belgium is a country with a Christian background. Our social system, the facilities and the reception of foreigners and those in need, are one of the best in the world. This is mainly due to the Christian roots of our country in which these good values have been established. Yet Belgium like the rest of the European countries, has rejected its Christian identity now. The development and prosperity of the country have separated it from its original values.
The recent multicultural and multi-religious character of the nation, the alienation of the modern society from church and its message, as well as the thriving religious extremism, have turned people away from religion all together...
“I have now seen another way in which people live their faith, not known to the general public. We must work to make more people come to understand this." Raymond, Social Photographer-Journalist.
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