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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Clinton & Livia Fernandes
Dubai, Al Nahda

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I’m an extreme extrovert, love people, socializing and building up my sneaker collection. I also serve as one of the pastors here at The Gatekeepers. My wife Livia, is an amazing mother to both our girls, loves reaching out to people and is a full-on animal lover. Simple things make her happy.

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’.

Sydney & Lea Stanislas
Dubai, Al Nahda

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We have been a part of The Gatekeepers family for over six years and have seen God move through community despite all the ups and downs of life. I currently serve on the Video team here at The Gatekeepers while my wife volunteers with GK Kids. We have two beautiful daughters.

Jess & Sharon Philip
Dubai, Arabian Ranches II

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We have a passion to see people connect and thrive within community. Dubai has always been home to me as I grew up here. My wife, Sharon moved over a few years ago from the United States and now calls Dubai home too.

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.

Matt and Xani Kritzinger
Dubai, Dubai Marina

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I love spending time with family and friends, I enjoy traveling, walking in nature and art. My husband Matt is a surfer by heart and deed. He enjoys the outdoors, and connecting with people. We are from South Africa and have been in Dubai for 3 years. We see endless possibilities for people who are brave enough to be well connected and loved by others, and we enjoy being part of that process.

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.

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.

Valerie and Kavitha
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. Kavitha loves exploring new countries, experimenting with arts and movies.

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.

Cora & Brenda
Dubai, Port Saeed

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I am from the Philippines and I love music and traveling. Brenda has been in Dubai for 15 years now and fell in love with this country because of its 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.

Cyriac & Cicy
Sharjah, Qassimiya

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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 home group, we have been able to witness His goodness in others as well.

George & Aji
Dubai, SkyCourt

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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. We look forward to welcoming you at our home.

Grace Pagaduan
Dubai, Al Riqqa

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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.

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 our Hangout.

Kelvin & Kate Kelly
Dubai, Sports City

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We both moved to Dubai three years ago and found God and home here at The Gatekeepers. I am a chef by profession and my wife is a teacher.

Nelson & Poonam
Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road

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

Philip Joseph & Mary Young
Dubai, JVT

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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.

Red & 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.

Sandra Fernandes
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 host a group for women. I like traveling, dancing, reading at times, sleeping long hours, organizing things, listening to classical music, tasting various cuisines and learning about different cultures.

Stacey-Lee 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.

Steve & Zandra Senar
Sharjah, Al Nahda

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Having been involved in ministry back home in the Philippines, one of our dreams came true when we got the opportunity to host a group here at The Gatekeepers. Our whole family is involved in serving God and this community, especially our three teens who enjoy being a part of and serving at Verve Youth as well. We love gathering people and having a good time.

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.

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