Seven Mountain Mantle
Over the last few months, Stuart & Jane have come to understand more of what the Lord has drawn them into with Hopestonia. Pastor Steve Sheppard ( their home Pastor and one of the Council of Reference for Hopestonia) has spoken on the key areas in which the World and society is influenced. This has come to be known as the “Seven Mountain Mantle” and as is usually the case with these things in the Christian world, the Lord has spoken to many people across the world with this particular revelation. Johnny Enlow has written a book called “The Seven Mountain Mantle – Receiving the Joseph Anointing to Reform Nations” *
The Mountains are:-
Hopestonia has been drawn as instrument of the Lord to function in the areas of influencing Government (Local at this stage), Education, Family and Religion.
The Lord has connected us to draw together the Mayor of Bournemouth, Councillor Barry Goldbart (2009-2010), and the Mayor of Pärnu, Toomas Kivimagi (3rd Largest City in Estonia), ,with formal letters of Greeting going between the two Mayors. Mayor Kivimagi has expressed his thanks for the two holidays that were organised and funded by Hopestonia for children and carers at the Lastemaja in Pärnu.
In more recent months a meeting has taken place with the Mayor of Saardevald Karla Song.Saardevald is one of the largest LGA’s (Local Government Authority) in Estonia. Saardevald presented a plaque in grateful thanks to Hopestonia for funding food and medication for the homeless and vulnerable of Saardevald.ation
In the last year, a holiday has been put together with funding by the Estonian Government and fundraising by Hopestonia in the UK, to bring 10 children and six helpers from Kaelase Kool. Kaelase is a special school for special children, most of whom have started life with some level of disadvantage.
Diana Tali, the Principal, of this school spoke with Stuart & Jane to find if there was a way to help the children with their English studies by establishing pen friends with English children. We suggested this could best be done through visiting the area around Bournemouth and Poole. The idea for the 2011 Kaelase trip was born.
As joint funded venture between the Estonian Government and Hopestonia UK, the idea reached planning and became reality in May 2011. Also a valuable part of what Hopestonia does is to work with schools in the UK to develop a platform using initiatives like the Human Rights driven “Rights Respecting Protocol” and other initiatives to launch School Assemblies to benefit UK children.
On several occasions, Hopestonia has worked with individual families but also the broader concept of working with families of children’s attending the Lastemaja or Father’s Children’s House as so many more people know it in the UK.
Hopestonia has part-funded and worked with mums of children attending the Lastemaja to talk about children, education and their lives as part of a Saturday programme at the house.
We have also looked to find housing solutions for the more desperate situations that families face in Estonia.
Hopestonia has not only used the ministry of Stuart & Jane Chalmers to preach and teach Sunday School but has also brought others to preach and teach and encourage worship.
So far Hopestonia has shared with congregations and Sunday schools countless times over the last six years and twenty eight trips.
Hopestonia has seen the Lord, save, heal and encourage many people and our prayers are that these the most valuable opportunities continue ever more strongly.