Dear friends,


I have been involved with a non-profit ministry called Haven of Hope Ministry located in Lake Odessa, Michigan since its conception and my wife and I currently serve as executive board members. The ministry focuses on helping marriages become stronger and in many cases, couples find hope and restoration. Many marriages benefit from this ministry, and I want it to grow. Haven of Hope Ministry is unique because the focus of the ministry is on root causes of conflict and not behavioral modification. We believe that true healing and wisdom comes from the Father Himself, and not us. In addition, for the past 20 years, HOH has provided these mentoring services free of charge to over 600 couples. 

The need for couples’ mentoring continues to grow, and in 2017 the board recognized the need for a new mentoring facility. We began a funding campaign that we now call Harvest of Hope. The Lord led us to purchase land, and our desire is to build a new facility large enough to expand our mentoring services. After five years, the finish line is in view, and we are within a few hundred thousand of being totally funded.

I would like to invite you to a fundraiser luncheon on Friday November 17, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. at Das Dutchman Essenhaus 240 US-20, Middlebury, IN 46540. The purpose of this meeting is to share with you the vision of Haven of Hope and the opportunity for you to financially invest in this exciting project. Your presence would be a delight and an encouragement to me. While this is a fundraiser event, it is important for you to know that you will not experience pressure to give. Would love to have you attend to hear more about the ministry, and you can then decide if you would like to partner with us.

You can click on the links at the bottom of this page to learn more about the ministry.  I will also follow up with a phone call.  Thank you so much for taking the time to read this message. I look forward to talking with you soon.  Feel free to bring your spouse.  RSVP to me via text if you would like to attend and I will reserve your seat.  


Virgil Stutzman

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Harvest of Hope Infomatic

Haven of Hope History