Winkie & Fae Pratney“Duane and Jenny Newport are two of the finest examples of Christian compassion, consistency and commitment I have ever had the honor to call as our friends. Their combined skills in family counsel and health-care, Biblically-informed world-view and genuine care in communicating Christ’s love and wisdom to others is for our own family an outstanding example of what it means to share the love of the Lord Jesus to the world. Whoever has the privilege to share in their lives and ministry will find a treasure indeed.”
(MissionaryInternationals New Zealand/USA)
We see Joseph as one that God is going to use to touch the world. The Newports are a gift to the body of Christ. We feel privileged to be able to cover and send the Newport family into the harvest field of the Philippines and we pray God’s abundant blessings upon them.”
(Senior Pastors,His Way Church International)
(Founders, Wordin Season Ministries)
Duane Jenny and Joseph have hearts that have seen a need, and minds that have surrendered to God’s call to them. They have responded in a truly Christian manner to reach, help, touch and introduce Jesus to ones who otherwise may never have had a future or opportunity as God had decreed it. I have known Duane for over six (6) years and have formed a friendship with the whole family over the past 18 months.
Duane, Jenny and Joe have preached in our church - and they all move in the giftings of the Holy Spirit. Their ethics, stewardship of resource and passion to see Jesus bring healing and hope to others, answers the question Why! Hands of Hope Ministries are well worthwhile investing in.”
(Senior Ministers, Riverstones,An A/G Church)
Duanehas a wide range of gifts that have been well developed in terms of Pastoral Care, Preaching/Teaching, administration and has been particularly gifted in counseling many through the ministry of Cleansing Streams. He is serious minded, diligent, disciplined with an open heart desiring to see the Kingdom of God advanced for God's glory.
Jennyis highly competent in the medical world and is respected by many. She has a natuaral ability to make spiritual truth simple which is communicated through a joyful, helpful and practical servant's heart.
Beingparents of one child, Joseph, is a positive example of a couple engaged in life and ministry but at the same time not forgetting the importance of being Mom & Dad.
Theirfaith is not one that is only lived in the marketplace but is demonstrated on a daily basis as a family in their home. They are more concerned with the needs of others than of their own.”
(FoundingPastor, Calvary Community Church, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii)
Duane’spastoral background and more recently his role as director of the Cleansing Stream ministry in New Zealand, has equipped him to make their ministry, ‘Hands of Hope’, exactly what it suggests, a hands-on ministry to underprivileged children and communities. What I appreciate about Duane is his clear Christian convictions and transparency of heart.
Jennyexcels in binding together her medical profession with her spiritual life. When I have observed her worshipping with a guitar in her hand, she exudes Jesus. When asked for medical advice, she gives wise counsel. This combination enables her to minister effectively to the physical and spiritual needs of people.
Itis a real joy to know Duane and Jenny. I am excited about their venture
in the cause of Christ to needy communities within nations. I commend
them to you.”
(FormerSenior Pastor and Excutive Member of A/G New Zealand. Now works with Church leaders in many different nations)
Duaneand Jenny are generous and people of very good character and integrity. They have a great heart for people and have given themselves to helping people develop, grow and then disciple others.
Theyalso have a passion to see the ministry of Holy Spirit released in churches and for believers to function in spiritual gifts.
Duaneis a good preacher; he loves teaching the truth of God’s Word clearly and with practical application.
Wesupport them in their mission work and pray that God will continue to use them mightily to extend His Kingdom.
Ifully endorse Duane and Jenny’s ministry and pray God’s abundant blessings on all that he does for the Kingdom’s sake.”
(SeniorPastor, Hope Centre)
Hehas led the Cleansing Stream ministry team for the yearly Retreats that have been held in our church, Abundant Life, for the last 3 years. Duane has also preached in our church during the weekends of the Retreats. We have enjoyed Duane’s bold, faith-building sharing and preaching. His approach to life is to lead by example, taking every opportunity to demonstrate his faith by praying for people to be healed and to receive the benefits of the Kingdom of God.
Itis no surprise to me that Duane and his family are leaving the comforts of life in New Zealand to move to the Philippines to take the opportunity to minister in the power of the Spirit of God among the poor in that nation. This is indicative of the pioneering faith that is evident in his life.
Ifully endorse Duane’s ministry and pray God’s abundant blessings on all that he does for the Kingdom’s sake.”
(SeniorPastor, Abundant Life Community Church, Tauranga)
Wehave had a close working relationship with Duane over the last ten years because of our involvement with the Cleansing Stream Ministry which he headed up here in New Zealand. I consider Duane to have a genuine desire to serve the Lord in what ever area of ministry the Lord may open to him. He has always conducted himself with both intregrity and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit.
Ibelieve Duane and his family will be a blessing to any organisation or group they choose to involve themsleves in.”
(SeniorPastors, Manurewa A/G)
Heis fearless in standing up for truth and saying it as he sees it while at the same time able to extend grace, mercy and compassion. Being a man who is down to earth, honest and trustworthy, I expect his Spirit led passion to really make a difference to those he extends his hand to in this outreach venture toward those in need in the Philippines.”
(SeniorPastor, The Way Worship Centre)