Meet Annette Waagemans

Born in the Netherlands and trained as a financial controller, Annette Waagemans started her ministry journey in Bolivia in 2004. After struggling with severe altitude sickness, she returned to the Netherlands and set her sights on South Africa.

Annette joined the Hope Prison Ministry in January, 2013. She serves as Operations Administrator, compiling monthly reports for nineteen different correctional centres, and handles logistics for Restorative Justice courses. Whether she is in the prison with one of our teams or behind her computer, Annette is always on the front lines.

Annette has sacrificed family, house and career to volunteer overseas, but she ministers with hope out of her personal struggle. “God uses our difficult situations to make us stronger and see our fellow man with compassion and mercy,” she says. “Seeing through the eyes of Jesus, with love and without judgement. I can point to people the value they have and point them in the right direction.”

Thank you, Annette, for your fierce love and dedication to our team and those we serve!

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