HANGOUTS

THIS IS A PLACE WHERE FRIENDS BECOME FAMILY. HANGOUTS ARE WEEKLY GATHERINGS WHERE YOU CAN BUILD DEEPER RELATIONSHIPS WITH EACH OTHER. WE MEET IN HOMES IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS ACROSS DUBAI, SHARJAH AND ABU DHABI. EACH HANGOUT HAS A CAPACITY OF 12-16 PEOPLE, THAT GET TOGETHER TO HAVE DISCUSSIONS AROUND THE SERMON, PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER AND SHARE STORIES OF WHAT GOD IS DOING IN AND THROUGH THEM.

EXPECT A LOT OF FUN, FOOD, LAUGHTER AND ENCOURAGEMENT.

Nelson and Poonam Macwan
Dubai, SZR

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We are a young family with an energetic 2 year old who is the love of our lives. We host a hangout at Sheikh Zayed Road. We’ve been blessed to call The Gatekeepers our home away from home for more than 5 years and love making new friends.

Stacey Saunders
Dubai, Abu Hail

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I’m Stacey from South Africa. Among the many things I am grateful for in life, the one thing I am grateful for most, is the faithfulness of God in providing for me in every situation. I

Wendell & Alexcia Samuels
Dubai, The Villa, Dubailand

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I am a Retail Architect who’s passionate about design and a serious coffee drinker that also loves playing the bass guitar. My wife Alexia is a mom to Tayghan and Kinsley. She’s an avid netball player who enjoys cooking and entertaining guests. We moved over from Cape Town, just a little over a year ago but already feel at home in Dubai and at The Gatekeepers.

Diana Dsouza and Susan Zamora
Dubai, Bur Dubai

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Diana’s life has completely been transformed for the better in the last 5 years that she has been with Gatekeepers. She has a passion for art, travel and reading. Susan has been in Dubai for more than 10 years. Her hobbies have changed over the years, from cooking to collecting old movies to running; these days she has started to learn paddle boarding during the weekend. Diana and Susan host a mixed Hangout.

Bryan and Esther Anes
Dubai, TECOM

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We currently host a hangout in the Tecom area for families. We have a passion for the Word and love bringing people together to experience God & community. We are total foodies at heart and enjoy discovering new places as well as playing different board games and having game nights.

Joe & Janet Alexander
Dubai, Mirdiff

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We host a fun hangout with folks from different stages of life at our home in Mirdif every Tuesday. I lead the photography team at The Gatekeepers and my wife serves with the counseling team. We love helping people and look forward to seeing you soon.

Daniel & Nishita Jaykumar
Dubai, Silicon Oasis

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We are from Chennai, India and both architects by profession. We love food and hanging out with people. I serve on the photography team and my wife is a team coordinator at GK Kids.

Red and Len Ballesteros
Dubai, Discovery Gardens

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We are from the Philippines and absolutely feel at home here at The Gatekeepers. Interacting with people from various cultures is what excites us the most. We are a fun, creative couple who love exploring the latest in culture, fashion, media, music and design. We host a culturally diverse hangout in Discovery Gardens.

Jonathan & Rachel Yohanan
Dubai, JVC

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My wife and I have been in love since we were teens and today have two wonderful boys to show for it. We are involved on various teams here at The Gatekeepers but what makes us come alive the most is seeing God move in people’s lives through hangouts.

Floyd & Jothi Barrell
Dubai, Mirdif

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We are a family of four, with two amazing little boys. Both Jothi and I have called Dubai our home for over 35 years. We host a group of young families and young couples in Mirdif. We love BBQ’s, camping, fishing and drives in the desert. Fun fact: back in 2003 I made a promise to BBQ every weekend and I did. Loved the 52 week marathon of grilled meat.

Jason & Cheryl Ambrose
Dubai, Mankhool

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We have both singles and families attending our hangout. We love food, traveling and ‘The Simpsons’.

Valerie Wallang
Dubai, Al Qusais

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I was born and raised in Dubai. I am a banker by profession but my hobbies include baking and pretty much anything related to food. I write and journal in my down time and enjoy travelling too. I love meeting new people.

Sherry & Lisa Mathew
Sharjah, Al Majaz

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We host a hangout in Al Majaz, Sharjah and love getting together with people. We have two daughters and are looking forward to having you over at ours mid-week.

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Nikhil Indulkar
Dubai, Starbucks, Park Center Mirdiff

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Nikhil was exposed to many religions and practiced another faith; however, there was no turning back after he had a life changing experience with God at The Gatekeepers. He is an avid photographer and serves on the photography team.

Sarah & Sushma
Dubai, Satwa

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Sarah has been in the UAE for over 30 years and is proud to call Dubai home. The Gatekeepers has been Sushma’s home church for the last 3 years. She was born and raised in Bhutan. She loves to worship and creative expression using video and photography. We host a mixed hangout in Satwa.

Roshan & Jui Aarons
Dubai, Bur Dubai

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We are thrilled to have been given an opportunity to host a hangout here at The Gatekeepers. I (Jui) grew up in Oman and my husband grew up in Mangalore, India but we have both come to love Dubai as our new home. I love fashion and all things to do with beauty while Roshan is a closet nerd.

Janet Pires
Dubai, Karama

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My passion is serving and it’s an absolute privilege to get to serve God and His people in this house. I’ve lived in Dubai for over a decade and love this city. I host a mixed hangout in Karama – everyone’s welcome!

Cora Garcia & Brenda Ceballos
Dubai, Burjuman

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Cora is from the Philippine and lives music and traveling. Brenda has been in Dubai for 15 years now and fell in love with this country because of it’s culture and the community. She has a passion for travel, music, movies and Broadway musicals and has been part of The Gatekeepers family since 2011.

Philip Joseph & Mary Young
Dubai, IMPZ

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We host a fun bunch of people at our hangout every Tuesday. We’re both involved with serving in various ministry teams here at The Gatekeepers. Philip is an art director by profession and an artist / designer at heart and I run my own artisanal soap business.

George & Aji Thomas
Dubai, Skycourt Towers

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We are proud grandparents from India and our family (our two sons and their families) are involved here at The Gatekeepers. We love serving the church and this city in whatever way we can.

Barnie & Marlene Bouwer
Dubai, Falcon City of Wonders

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We are a family of four from Cape Town, South Africa. Our passion is food and people, especially meeting new people from different walks of life. We currently host a mixed hangout with young adults as well as families in Falcon City of Wonders, close to Global Village.

Grace Pagaduan
Dubai, Deira

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I’ve been a part of The Gatekeepers family for more than seven years now. I found a ‘home’ away from home in this community and I now have the privilege of making this church home for people from all over the world. We hangout in Deira and we’re passionate about God and life.

Lee and Anne Pitts
Al Ain

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We moved over from the United States to the Middle East a few years ago and now call the UAE our home. We love The Gatekeepers and being a part of this community.

Cyriac & Cicy
Sharjah, King Faisal Street

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We moved to Sharjah in 2009, which was also around the same time that we started attending The Gatekeepers. Our 3 children grew up attending GK Kids and now serve as assistants here. God’s goodness has helped us face life’s challenges head on and now, with hosting a hangout, we have been able to witness His goodness in others as well.

Wayne Pereira & TATIANA ASPINWALL
Dubai, Palm Jumeirah

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Wayne was born & raised in Dubai, and has been part of The Gatekeepers since the start. He’s outgoing, loves socialising, sneakers, movies and cars. Tatiana moved to Dubai from London just under two years ago and has been involved with serving at The Gatekeepers ever since. She loves baking, healthy eating and working out. They co-host a hangout in Palm Jumeirah.

Nadeen Awwad
Abu Dhabi

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I’m Palestinian by origin but I grew up in the United States. I was thrilled to move to the Middle East when I got the opportunity.

Lawrence & Cindy Soares
Dubai, Al Warqaa

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We are a family of four. Our teenagers, Pearl & Steve, love serving at church and are also part of Verve Youth. We have a passion for serving and love food.

Fabian Viegas, Sherry Ann Hernandez, Karen Augustus
Dubai, Mankhool

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Fabian has been in Dubai for almost a decade and his hobbies include mixing live sound, watching movies, going out on long drives and planning events. Sherry Ann is passionate about creating value and believes that love is an action word and not a noun. She fancies herself as an artist, writer and a coffee enthusiast and loves watching movies and staying at home with her two cats. Karen has lived in Dubai for over 20 years. She says she loves singing and is looking forward to a lot of lullaby practice as she will soon become a grand aunt.

Sandra Fernandes & Reena Daniel
Dubai, Karama

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I had a life changing experience with God the first time I visited The Gatekeepers and this community quickly became family. I like traveling, dancing, reading at times, sleeping long hours, organizing things, listening to classical music, tasting various cuisinesand learning aboutdifferent cultures. I co-host a mixed hangout with Reena.

Bejoy & Prisca George
Dubai, The Meadows

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We have seen God do incredible things in our family and are absolutely thrilled at the privilege of being able to see Him do the same for others. We love The Gatekeepers and our kids love God and this community too.

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