Highway House featured in the Guardian Newspaper

Posted on: July 4th, 2016 | by:

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jul/04/london-church-highway-house-giving-a-home-to-people-even-charities-wont-help

Highway House Newsletter

Posted on: August 7th, 2014 | by:

Lots has been happening at Highway House homeless shelter. Find out why we are much more than a homeless shelter. The latest news on residents and the project is right here.
We now have a great new logo too, so do let us know what you think.

Channel 4 Captures Baptism

On the 8th February 2013, Highway of Holiness baptised 15 members at the Gospel Centre in Hornsey.

The week before the planned baptism, Channel 4 contacted the Church with a view to doing some filming with Highway House homeless shelter. They wanted us to assist them with a short film they were producing. When they heard that we had planned a baptism for the coming Sunday they were keen and excited to film the entire event.
That Sunday, the predominately Romanian group to be baptised, along with Channel 4 went over to Hornsey for the water baptisms. Many of the men who were baptised said that this was something they had always wanted to do, but had not, until now, had the chance to dedicate their life to Christ.
It was a moving and emotional time for all involved, and it was beautifully captured on film by the Channel 4 film crew. Following the event, each person received a certificate of baptism. For the first time ever, we produced certificates in another language, Romanian. These were well received and as we handed out the certificates, great testimonies were given by those who had been baptised.

Two testimonials were particularly moving. Cristinel from Romania, like many others in his country, came to London to find work, leaving his wife and child behind.  His son had been ill from birth and his legs had been affected by the illness.
Two days after the baptism, Cristinel received a call from his wife. Their child was now healed! Miraculously, the problem with the child’s legs had disappeared. During the testimony, the enormity of the transformation was clear to see as Cristinel thanked God for what he had done for his family.
Another awesome testimony was from Florica also baptised, he had been suffering with pain in his legs for a while. On emerging from the water he said he felt the pain leave his body and has been pain free since.
We have received many inspiring testimonies as a result of the baptisms.
The film “A Very British Mission” featuring the baptisms can be watched on  here http://www.channel4.com/programmes/lent/4od#3680126

Our Romanian Service proves popular – in Romania

Recent months have seen an increase in the number of Romanian people staying at the House. While they have been attending the usual Sunday Service because they wanted to be in the presence of the Lord, it was apparent that they could not understand the service in English.

What did we do? Hold a Romanian service, naturally. We provided Bibles in Romanian and engaged one of our residents Mihai who has a good command of English to translate the service led by Pastor Alex. Another resident of Highway House Viorel Maruntelu, a former Romanian recording artist, leads praise and worship.
The entire congregation are now able to be fully involved with the service and hear the Word of God in their own language.
We are now seeing many more friends of friends who travel great distances to attend the two hour weekly Sunday service that runs between 6.30 – 8.30pm. With 40 people now in attendance, the lively service is so popular many record and share it with their friends and family on Facebook.
The Highway of Holiness – bringing the nations to Christ.

Come On You Spurs

Last month, our local football club Tottenham Hotspurs, kindly put together a bespoke training and employability programme, exclusively for the residents of Highway House.
The Great Grass programme saw 11 men from the house take part in a 3-week programme, where they gained valuable training in Information Technology and Employability skills. The programme also included a tour of the football stadium in White Hart Lane, Tottenham and a visit to the Eden Project in Cornwall. All those who took part enjoyed the programme immensely and had various tales to tell of the activities that they participated in.
Residents who took part were also treated to refreshments and lunch each day, and awarded with a certificate on completion of the programme.

Makeover with Photoshoot

In December LG Gordon Photography and members of the Tabernacle Church hosted a special night of entertainment and pampering for Highway House residents.
The night started with residents choosing a new outfit and they were then treated to a new haircut and shave. A photo shoot captured the transformation of each resident. Nurses were also in attendance giving general health checks to residents.

Shoe Box Project

For the second Christmas in a row, the Shoe Box Project generously donated 50 shoe boxes filled with gifts for the residents of Highway House. Residents were each provided with a beautifully wrapped shoe box filled with a range of useful treats. For many residents this was the only gift they received for Christmas. A warm thanks goes to all who took part in the Shoe Box Project this year.

Moving On

Join us as we congratulate the residents who are moving on with their lives.
We are happy to announce that some of our residents have now enrolled in education courses with a few taking the brave step of taking on a degree. One former resident is studying to become a paramedic.
We are also delighted to announce that in the last quarter of the year, 17 residents have found jobs. The jobs are in a range of sectors including hospitality, catering and construction. Robert, a former resident of Highway House has been able to resume his career as nurse.

Moving Out

We bid a fond farewell to those residents who in the past 12 months have left Highway House to move into their own space that they can call home.
15 former residents have now moved into their own rented accommodation in Tottenham, Finsbury Park and even as far afield as Chester.

Highway Newsletter – Volume 1

Posted on: August 7th, 2014 | by:

Sunday 10th June 2012- Highway of Holiness Church International Day

We are very thankful that God has blessed us with all kinds and creeds of people and so we decided to set a day aside to celebrate the nations represented in our church. Highway of Holiness church started off as a church with a majority of black members who were predominantly Ghanaian. It was our prayer for years that God will give unto us the nations as our inheritance and so International day is a day we use to commemorate God’s answer to our prayer today. The many different nationalities present came as a result of the Highway House project (homeless shelter) set up in August 2009. Where God lead us a church to serve our community by housing people made homeless; and through this we now have so many nations represented in the ministry.

The following nations present are: Latvia, Estonia, Lithuiania, Romania, Poland, China, India, Sri Lanka, Ghana, Nigeria, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Congo, Britain, South Africa, Botswana, Seyshells, Jamaica, Australia and Papau New Guinea. Glory to God! Many of the service users of the project have been able to get jobs and afford living in their own accommodation, many have been baptised and filled with holy spirit and they have integrated into the church, being part of all our meetings and playing active roles such as: controlling the sound, video recording services, playing instruments, singing in the praise and worship team, leading intercession at mid-week and Sunday services and evangelising. On International day we prayed for each country and gave the opportunity for someone from each country to pray or sing in their language for their country. We also shared in each country’s national dish after the service.

Rev. Alex Gyasi’s Mission to Kenya and South Sudan 1st July to 13th July 2012
Rev. Alex Gyasi, embarked on a journey to the nations of Kenya and South Sudan to be a blessing to the people.

Rev. Alex explains that this trip was a trip ordained and orchestrated by God Himself. It all began four years ago when during a Sunday service the congregation were asked to pray for a nation as per the usual custom of Highway of Holiness Church, where each Sunday a prayer is said for a particular nation. On this occasion it was Sudan being prayed for. That very Sunday an email from a Pastor in Sudan was sent to Pastor Alex which he read the following day on Monday. In the email the Sudanese Pastor explained that he saw Pastor Alex’s television programme ‘Missing link’ on Inspiration channel (sky channel 593) and was lead to get in contact with him. Since then Pastor Alex tried on two occasions to go to Sudan but both attempts were unsuccessful due to the issues of war and contentions between the Muslims and Christians in the country at the time. The nation had not yet divided into North and South and the Islamic leadership were preventing European citizens from gaining entry. This year, however, God made it possible; but in making it possible for Pastor Alex to go to Sudan He also had another plan and purpose.
Due to the fact that South Sudan is a new nation, having gained their independence just last year 2011; it has an embassy but it does not yet have a consulate in the United Kingdom so Pastor Alex could not obtain a visa in the U.K to South Sudan.

Therefore, he was left with the choice of flying to either Ethiopia or Kenya to get the visa. He chose to go through Kenya and shortly after making that decision got an email from a Pastor by the name of Dennis Maina in Kenya who came across the church website; to come and minister at his church in a village near the town of Kisii, which is 400km away from Kenya’s capital Nairobi. So Pastor Alex decided to minister at Pastor Dennis Maina’s church in Kenya whilst waiting for his visa to South Sudan, Pastor Maina also took Pastor Alex to the Masai tribe in the most rural parts of Kenya to minister to them.

Pastor Alex also meet with students in South Sudan to talk to them about nation builidng from a biblical perspective and share the gospel The students were from three universities in South Sudan including the largest institution, Juba university. They expressed that their desire is to have a church, be pastored and grow more in the knowledge of God. Out of this great need Highway of Holiness Church has birthed a branch in South Sudan with the students! Praise God!.

Appeal for funds:
The greatest needs identified during Pastor Alex’s trip to South Sudan and Kenya were:
• The need for bibles in particular languages
• A land for the students use as a meeting place of worship and teach children in the refugee camps on; this land will eventually be built on for such activities to take place in.
Cost break down
An immediate need is to buy 400 bibles for our brothers and sisters in Kenya and South Sudan
1. Each bible costs £5.00 from the Bible Society based in Kenya
2. 100 Bibles are needed in Arabic
3. 100 Bibles are needed in Ekigussi
4. 100 English Bibles
5. 50 Masai Bibles
6. 50 Swahili Bibles
7. The total amount needed is £2,000
The Cost of the land we need to buy in £3,000
HOW TO CONTRIBUTE
You can buy 5 bibles for £25.00
You can buy 10 bibles for £50.00
You can buy 20 bibles for £100.00

You can pay this into our account, the details are as follows:
If you are donating Bibles please use ‘Mission’ as a reference and if you are donating towards the land purchase please use ‘Land’ as the reference.
Account name: Highway of Holiness
Account Number: 00174114
Sort Code: 20-46-57
Email: info@highwayofholiness.co.uk
Facebook: Highway of Holiness Christian Love Centre
Number: 020 8808 4444 /079515 03371
Charity No. 1052667