Merrymakers * Folk Revivalist * Story Tellers
The Hollands! are tillers and travelers. A mother, father, sister, and brother, bound by blood and a vision to travel about this earth, spreading a message of reconciliation through the love of Christ. They make their way sharing their gifts and talents, music, craftsmanship, mentoring, instruction, merrymaking and community building. The Hollands are driven by a deep desire to see “The Body” reconciled to each other and to God. They encourage community and growth in relationships.
At the end of 2010 The Hollands! recognized a huge disconnect in their marriage, family, spirituality, global footprint and finances. They were the typical middle class American family, working full-time, pursuing their musical passion, school committee’s and organizing neighborhood gatherings. Trials came their way which lead the Holland family through a major transformation process that included deeper connectivity, reconciliation and purpose. They cast a dream/vision for a life that was transparent, wholistic and community focused. They launched in their MCI-9 bus conversion in 2011 and have been rolling ever since.
What they have learned thus far:
"No longer do comfort and security sit in the forefront of our existence but rather faith and adventure have risen to the top. Faith that God goes before us, weaving us together with humanity for the purpose of exchanging gifts and talents, so that those we meet along the way would see that reconciliation and restoration to both God and others, including their enemy is actually possible. And, adventure has allowed us to see the Glory of God in all it’s splendor, from the beauty of creation and the diversity of nature, to meeting people from all walks of life, learning and gleaning wisdom from them about God’s faithfulness in their culture and traditions."
Stepping out and being available to go where ever the Spirit of God weaves them has allowed them to participate and see the body of Christ activated in all God intended it to be─ alive and giving life, whole and healing, and they have had the opportunity to share those stories with others that they might be encouraged and revived by God's faithfulness. The Hollands! have had the opportunity to sit across the table, encourage and build up kinfolk from all walks of life, throughout the US, Canada, Australia and SE Asia.
The act of giving reminds us that we live by the grace of God—like the birds and the flowers. Those creations don’t worry about their future; neither should we. Giving offers us a way to express our confidence that God will care for us just as He cares for the sparrow and lily (Matt. 6:25-34).
When you commit to giving to The Hollands your financial gifts spur them on in their faith as they commit to being the hands and feet. And by doing so, advance the Kingdom of God.
Here are a few ways your financial gifts are put to work….