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In August of 2015, Randall and Rachelle Garretson pioneered Haven of Hope in response to the atrocities and brutality of "Rape being used as a weapon of war" in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Their hearts ablaze with a mission to ignite restoration and bring hope to a culture that has been troubled with a long dark history of terror, war and persistent conflict.
Randall and Rachelle Garretson live in Macomb, Michigan USA with the youngest of their four children.
Rachelle is an IBI (Impact Bible Institute) Bible school graduate, she holds a degree in criminal justice and she actively serves at Grace Christian Church in Sterling Heights, MI. Rachelle is the only full time employee at Haven of Hope and she devotes her time to coordinating the fundraising events, volunteers and running Haven of Hope's day to day needs.
Randall is the owner of RPG Networks LLC, an IT Managed Service Provider (MSP) company, he too is an IBI Bible school graduate and serves in a leadership role at Grace Christian Church. He enjoys remodeling projects around the house and works closely with his wife as much as possible on a weekly basis at Haven of Hope
Both live an active lifestyle, they enjoy being with friends and love vacationing in Mexico for relaxation. Some of their major interests are traveling abroad, encountering different cultures & nations, and helping others experience mission work in the field. Additionally, they both minister and mentor others in their home church and local community. They believe that their success in navigating past life challenges, has given them a level of wisdom and experience in which they can help other people through their current situations and struggles.
The Garretson's are warriors fighting for those who have lost hope through violence, brutality and rejection. They have years of experience releasing trauma, restoring identity and reclaiming destinies in others. They believe by equipping the local population, speaking life and encouragement into leaders and kings is how a culture is changed and a nation is rebuilt.
The Garretson's have committed to returning to Bukavu, Sud-Kivu D.R.Congo each year to fight for love, hope, self-worth and identity. Randall and Rachelle equip and empower the Congolese people to make the cultural changes in which will prosper their nation.
Take your position in battle formation and unite with us in reclaiming a nation for those who are caught in bondage of fighting for survival on a daily basis.
Conquer and Reclaim Strategy
Freedom from trauma
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