The beginning of the ministry; Short History
Glorious Heritage International Ministries was founded by Pastor Stephen Sonsiama Kaimondo in Roosendaal; The Netherlands on the 3rd of March 2006.
One day, the Holy Spirit spoke to him when he was mediating on Psalm 137 which states;
By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down, yea, we wept When we remembered Zion. 2 We hung our harps
Upon the willows in the midst of it. 3 For there those who carried us away captive asked of us a song, And those who plundered us requested mirth, Saying, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” 4 How shall we sing the Lord’s song In a foreign land?" (Psalms 137:1- 4)
God by his divine grace began to speak to his heart through this passage of Scriptures. He said
‘Most of my people have left Zion they are by the rivers of Babylon weeping; They have lost their glory which I purpose for them since the foundation of the world'.
Through divine inspiration from the Word of God, the Holy Spirit gave him understanding about the spiritual meanings and implications about Zion and Babylon.
Some of the things he found about Zion is that:
It is the city of the living God, where he reigns as King of Kings and Lord of Lords - Isaiah 24:23
It is a place of deliverance, holiness, where God’s people will possess there possession and a place where God will set His people on fire for Him - Obadiah 1:17-18
It is a Place or city of light, joy, peace, liberty, and anointing - Isaiah 60:1-3
It is the heavenly Jerusalem a place with innumerably company of angels. Hebrews 12:22
It is where God's Kingdom, Power and Glory resides - Matthew 6:13; Psalms 102:16, Isaiah 4:5.
God expressly let him know that we are created for that place nothing less as declared in Ephesians
15 Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power '(Ephesians 1:15-19)
He made also research on Babylon because these cities have both physical and spiritual implication in the Bible.
God by His Spirit began to let him know that:“Babylon- Babel
Is a place of confusion, chaos, place of disrespect, (Jeremiah 51:4-6)
Is a place of lost glory, is a place of burden, bondage, slavery, , torment, pain, defeat, sickness, trouble,
Is a place disaster, tax master's cruelty, and poverty, compromise, sin, disappointment, fear and captivity; (Jeremiah 50:14)
It is the place where the god of this world Satan has his throne filled with wickedness. (Jeremiah 33:5)
We see a great difference between the two places. The only description is heaven and hell. Light and darkness, day and night (I John 1:5).
We are not created for bondage, slavery or hell we are created for the glory of God. We have a glorious inheritance not by the will of flesh and blood but by the will of God our Father the creator of the heaven and earth, to whom be glory, honour and adoration forever and ever Amen.
God by His divine mercy and plan gave His vision and mandate for this ministry. He said He wants his people to be restored back completely to His original will, plan, purpose and mandate for them. This mission of God becomes our mission in this ministry.
By God’s predestined will, the mission of our Ministry was born:
This is our mission in one sentence
“We are mandated by the living God to Restore the Glory of God back in the lives of His creation (Individuals, families, Churches, cities and nations)"
We are called to deliver his people from the spirit of Babylon( see definition) and Bring them back to Zion(see definition); back to His Glory (the place He made for them since the foundation of the world,) Eph 2:10, Colo 1:8-10,
God’s people who have lost their Glory given to them by God through sin needs Restoration in their lives (Romans 8:19-20).
God by His divine will and grace has brought you to this sight because you are called to take part in this restoration agenda.
Since the start of this ministry, an open explosion began with the number of parishes growing in leaps and bounds.
Today, God is still doing marvellous deeds through Glory Assembly Church , worldwide.
GHIM global vision has translated into offices in the Netherlands, Sierra Leone, India, and several more scheduled to open in the next few years.