2014 was another tough year for me and I didn’t enjoy it that much because of the many hindrances to doing ministry that came up. For the sake of those who don’t know what happened; I was planning on moving to Zambia to join the other staff in growing Africa Revolution there, as well as continuing with my studies. I sent in my work permit application with hopes high that I was going to get it soon… but I was surprisingly denied, it was very frustrating for me. I had to remain in Zimbabwe to either try re-applying or pray and seek out other options.
While I was in Zimbabwe I had some opportunities to do some ministry such as preaching in local churches and helping the less privileged in the rural areas. The other ministry was to be there for my family members when they needed me most.
As I was praying about what to do next; both Allan and I felt like perhaps it’s a good opportunity for Africa Revolution to be active in South Africa again. By so doing we will be partnering with another ministry we have wanted to partner with for many years. They are called VIVA Village. They are in the Township of Mamelodi (this is the township I was mugged. Where they hijacked our former van). But this time we will be on the east side of Mamelodi. See the pics below of our last visit to Viva Village and the community they serve!
Lord willing, I will be serving at VIVA Village to build the relationship between Africa Revolution and Viva. I will learn about their various ministries and see where our teams and future staff (also Lord willing) can fit in. They are a great ministry. The Mission of the Viva Foundation is to establish services and service hubs in vulnerable, high priority poverty areas, such as informal settlements, slums, rural areas and inner-cities. The Viva Village in the Alaska Informal Settlement (where I will be), serves as a platform from where Viva and other partners can meet the felt and expressed needs of that community. They serve orphans, they run small business projects, art projects etc. Viva really serves many of the city’s most vulnerable members all the while teaching and preaching the Gospel.
Would you please consider financially supporting me in 2015 as I move to South Africa and continue to work as an African missionary to the urban poor? Without your support, this will not be possible.
I am aiming at raising a salary of $1,500/ month. It simply breaks down like this;
5 donors at $150/month
5 donors at $100/month
5 donors at $50/month
Please pray about joining my support team. It is my hearts cry to serve the Lord with my life like this. It would be an honor to have you on my team.
“Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7 )
Blessings to you.