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Monday, October 25, 2010

What We Do

In South Africa, a generation of children are raising themselves because their parents have died from AIDS.  These orphaned and vulnerable children are at risk of repeating the cycle of poverty, disease, and abuse that their parents were trapped in.

Imagine raising yourself and your siblings from the age of 7.  Who would teach you how to care for your body, prepare your food or educate you?  Who would teach you discipline, the importance of education, or a strong work ethic?

The orphans and vulnerable children of South Africa don’t need a handout, they need someone to care for them and mentor them into becoming responsible members of society with character, wisdom, and intellect.  The goal of our ministry is not simply charity; it is to protect these children physically, mentally, and spiritually; and to help raise them up into productive men and women who love God and will help shape the future of South Africa. 

Currently our primary focus is working with orphans living in child run homes in the town of Phokeng, South Africa.  We work closely with the local YWAM team who has partnered with a woman name Martha living in Phokeng.

Years ago Martha became burdened for the orphans in her community and started feeding them a hot meal each day.  The children would come and hang out at Martha's House and that has evolved into an after-school care center with around 40 children attending daily.

Lincoln has taken on a leadership role with the team that is working in Phokeng, helping to define the purpose and vision of Martha's House, as well as coordinating daily activities for the children.

Click here to read all of our posts about Phokeng.

In the future we hope to recreate this program model in other areas of South Africa, reaching countless other orphans and vulnerable children.

1 comment:

  1. The program you are setting up sounds much like a Compassion project! Thanks for the glimpse.