How Johan’s life began
Johan Toet was born in 1971 in Schilderswijk, the Hague, the Netherlands, where criminal activity was the norm of the day. After spending years and years in delinquency, because of which he regularly got into trouble with the law, the curtain finally came down for him in 2002. Both at home and abroad he received a total sentence of fifteen years of unconditional imprisonment for drug dealing.
Johan’s life in Portugal
In 2005, inside the jail cell where he had been incarcerated since 2002, Johan had a supernatural encounter with the living God. This set him on fire and as a result all his relatives came to Jesus. After 10 years of detention, he got out of prison in 2011. Ever since he has shared the Gospel of God’s unconditional love wherever he can.
In 2014 after a two-year full-time training, Johan graduated from Charis Bible College, the Netherlands, and subsequently, together with his wife Brenda, served for two years as head of Missions and Outreach in order to be prepared for the ministry. At some time during 2016 God called Johan and Brenda into full-time ministry and sent them out. In the same year he and his wife together established One In Him Foundation. The foundation has its own mission house in Brazil to which they organize several mission trips every year. During those trips they visit rehab centers, homeless people, slums, orphanages and churches, and participants are given an opportunity to discover their own God-given talents. God moves powerfully during these trips in signs and wonders.
The mission work today
Both Johan and Brenda believe in discipling fellow believers so that together they can make a difference in the world. Apart from mission trips, Johan, who has been called to be an evangelist, has a clear vision for spreading the Gospel, viz.: ‘To win as many people as possible for the Kingdom of God in the shortest possible time.’
He goes about this, amongst others, by organizing open air crusades in the poorest of slums worldwide. In the process many food packages are always handed out. His motto: ‘Put your money where your mouth is’ (James 2:15-16). Thus, Johan and Brenda follow through on God’s love in Word and deed. The Lord always confirms His Word during crusades with many signs and wonders.
Together with Brenda, Johan also teaches free Bible studies online and he regularly preaches in churches at various events worldwide. His story has been in the media many times all over the world and has reached thousands of people with the Good News that God is able to completely transform each and every individual’s life. The result of his public interviews, speaking engagements and open-air crusades has been that thousands of people have already come to Jesus. In 2018 Johan wrote his autobiography Good Enough!, which has been read by thousands of people around the globe. He is married to Brenda and they have four children and five grandchildren. They have put their lives on the altar for the Gospel and depend completely on partners’ donations.