Dear Ones,

We would like to first of all wish you a very Happy New Year 2024. We thank you for your continued love and support. It is an honor for us to have you partner with our ministry.
This month has been a month of vacationing and bonding with our loved ones, an opportunity that we greatly treasure and value.
Following is a review of the year that passed. We have tried to mainly highlight the special events that took place each month.
Some things were weekly, such as: Collecting and delivering food from S.A. Harvester, Woolworth, and the Lions' Club. We also ran three weekly Bible study groups and assisted as elder in Gracelife, which included overseeing the Kids' Church!
One a monthly basis we collected and distributed 100 liters of milk, shopped for two soup kitchens (Nomzamo and Sir Lowry's Pass),and  picked up coffee for 4 missionary bases, etc
We would also from time to time get and distribute Weet-Bix, cooking oil, toilet paper, etc.
For the review we are only highlighting the extra activities throughout the year. However, things like outreach, which was a regular "as-you-go" event may be highlighted for when we teamed up with others.
Thank you for all that you helped us accomplish and for your love and support in the new year as we enter into a new phase of our ministry. We are excited to see what the future holds and are believing the Lord for great fruitfulness!

We also both attended a one-year Ministry School course with Gracelife, our church!


We started the year out reaching out to the people in Sir Lowry's Pass. Every time we went out many souls were won and everyone returned with amazing testimonies.

We helped supply basis stationery for 100 children in Sir Lowry's Pass as part of their preparation for the new school year.
As mentioned above our other regular activities of teaching, training, collecting and distributing food all took place as well.


Philip and I both taught at the church on a regular basis throughout the year.

I would also take turns with the other teachers teaching the children.

We also attended a get-together of all the local Gracelife campuses.

And we attended a conference with guest speaker David Youngren on: the Transitional Gospel!

MARCH 2023:

Teaching at one of our three weekly Life-Groups

One of our weekly food collections from Woolworth. This, however, was an especially large contribution.

Again a weekly contribution of bread and pizza-bases. Shown here is an especially big contribution and at least 10 different charities benefited. And in our case, the portion allotted us, was distributed in two townships, Sir Lowry's Pass and Nomzamo.

APRIL 2023:

For Easter 3 large boxes of Easter eggs donated by the Lions, were distributed by 2 soup kitchens and Gracelife church. We had extra and went outside to bless the kids passing by.

Thanks to our generous donors many Bibles were distributed throughout the year.

Here we are collecting the monthly milk contribution which was shared between several daycare centeres in Sir Lowry's Pass and Nomzamo.

MAY 2023:

Nomzamo outreach: We did outreach together with the staff encouraging them to step out and take the lead. We are overjoye3d with the results as they a few months after were sharing testimonies of the people they had led to the Lord. We helped serve in order to free some of them up to minister.

This photo was taken in Sir Lowry's Pass.  Whenever our Gracelife team went out a lot of souls were won.

One of our regular Campus gatherings with Gracelife.

JUNE 2023:

Outreach in Nomzamo. Zoleka did a tremendous job of gathering all the chilren, (theyu had school holidays) and ministering to them in Xhosa.

Here Philip is during one of our monthly shopping trips for the two main kitchens we supported.

Once a week we would collect food from Woolworth for Joyce's kitchen. Here we are sharing extra supplies, which we would do as much as possible. We also assisted the kitchen in doing their admin with one of their main donors.

JULY 2023:

Mandela day: We provided for and helped cook and serve a big meal for the people coming to the soup kitchen in honor of Mandela Day. And we did outreach with the staff.
We also had a bog youth outreach in the community hall in Sir Lowry's Pass. We shared the message, had fun and games and ended with a nice meal and chocolate treats.

Gracelife turned 13 yeards old and we again celebrated with a wonderful faith building message and a nice warm meal and treats.

AUGUST 2023:

For Women's Day we were blessed to have Marna, the wife of our lead pastor, Shayne Holegrove, come and minister. We also had games and prizes and a beautiful photo booth was set up for everyone to use.

We did more outreach in Nomzamo and all the regular food distribution and teaching was covered as well.


Sir Lowry’s Pass was badly affected by sever flooding.  We were able to assist financially towards some of the much needed repairs of the homes.

For Heritage Day the Lord again supplies for a nice meal and treats.

And we were blessed to have yet another Campus gathering where we had the opportunity to meet with people we otherwise would rarely see, and enjoy a good message.


We donated two 2 curricula for Nomzamo: a Character Building set as well as a Foundation of Faith set.And we were able to bless them with large A5 sheets of white paper for the school.

We continued teaching the kids and the adults in Sir Lowry's Pass.

And we attended a 'Multiply' conference with guest speaker Isaac Lamack from Zambia.
Again while carrying on our feeding schemes and teaching.


We were very honored to receive the Louis Volks Humanitarian Award from the Lions in recognition of our labors in the townships over the years.

And we were likewise very honored to receive a warm farewell from our Gracelife family. The venue was a  nearby vineyard and people traveled from near and far to wish us good-bye. We also received a book where everyone wrote a few words of love and appreciation..This book was a great treasure that we are carrying with us.

I had been heading up the Kids' Church which Anthea, the wife of the local campus pastor, will carry on. Here we are praying for her wisdom, strenght and insight.


This month we have been blessed to take a vacation and spend it with our loved ones. In the photo above we were attending a Christmas Eve service in the church they attend. From the front we have our son-in=/-law, Mike, our eldest daughter Elizabeth, me, Philip and then our youngest daughter Joy.

Our precious family all together celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Between Christmas ans New Year's we had a beautiful excursion to the 'River Walk' in San Antonio a couple of hours drive from here. We also saw the Alamo (from the outside) and had a delicious Mexican meal by the River Walk.

We ran into a group of young people there ready to share the gospel with everyone and anyone. Philip paused to encourage them in their mission.

During this year that passed we both attended  Gracelife Ministry School as well. One of the subjects was apologetic with the aim to equip us for greater fruitfulness in reaching the lost. On the 2nd of January we will be leaving for Europe, which is a very needy mission field.  This month has been a wonderful time of rest and reconnecting with our loved ones.
In the Cape Town airport we led a young man to the Lord, but other than that this has been a time to relax and spend with our family. A precious time that we treasure very much.
We look forward to the next chapter of our ministry and will keep you updated on our mission in Europe. Although we finished GLMS (Gracelife Ministry School) while here we have continued to study in preparation to reach the Muslim community there. We studied some videos via YouTube and listened to amazing testimonies of Muslims coming to Christ.

Much love,

Philip and Rita

Antonios Michalitsis, FNB, Branch: 200912 Account no. : 62633037082

PayPal: force4good.ministries@gmail.com

If you are new to our work and want to partner with us monthly, we invite you to contact us for further details. We look forward to hearing from you.

November's News Letter & Family Reunion!


Newsletter Content:

1.      Lions' Humanitarian Award                         
2.      S.A. Harvester                                            
3.      Pizza Bases Distribution
4.      Other Supplies
5.      Gracelife
6.      LifeGroups
7.      Farewell Event



We want to thank the Lions for their generous acknowledgment of our labors of love in the surrounding communities.
During our last meeting with them they bestowed upon us the greatest Humanitarian Award granted within the Lions’ South African organization.
It has been an honor for us to serve and we have met many precious and dedicated people on our journey!


We are very thankful to S. A. Harvester and the abundant supply. Several kitchens in Sir Lowry’s Pass and Nomzamo are benefiting.
Below: Supplies ready to be loaded. We are always served with much kindness and are never expected to load the good ourselves for which we are very grateful!


Here we are seen delivering supplies to Angels’ Kitchen in Sir Lowry’s Pass. They again serve people in two areas: from their house and by the train tracks. They use a wheelbarrow to carry the food to the children living by the tracks.


Bright Stars in Nomzamo serve 2-300 people five days a week. Children and adults alike!


Here we are loading the pizza bases for our weekly distribution. We are so thankful to always have ready helping hands around to cheerfully assist!


We thank the Lions for this very practical sanitary station which was donated to Emily’s Play School!

We always have a beautiful time of worship before at our Sunday Gatherings. It is a blessed time to learn and grow together!

We always have a beautiful time of worship before at our Sunday Gatherings. It is a blessed time to learn and grow together!

Until now I, Rita, have been b=heading up our Kids Church. Here we are praying for Anthea as she will be continuing in my place after we leave.
We usually allow time for different ones to share testimonies of the Lord's goodness!

Our aim is for everyone to "come to a knowledge of the truth" (1 Timothy 2:4) and so we always encourage everyone to follow along in their own Bibles and learn to find the Scriptures.


We are happy that JB, our local campus pastor, will be carrying on the teaching of the LifeGroups in our absence. Each of the groups have been increasing in recent times and we are  happy about this.


Farewell Event,
             We were very honored when we, the last weekend before leaving South Africa for now, were honored with an amazing Farewell Event.
             We were show much love and appreciation as many stood up thanking us for what we had done while here and testifying of the impact we had had on their lives as we helped them come to know the Lord better and to walk in their identity in Christ.
We had many speakers and at the end I, Rita, had an opportunity to stand up and thank everyone in return. Before leaving we were served nice refreshments, coffee and tea!


In closing we would like to share an inspiring prophecy that someone we didn’t know and had never met got for us.
             We went to pick up a lady that wanted to come to church with us. While waiting for her in the car outside her house, a brother of hers came out on his way to work. He stopped to greet us and briefly introduce himself after which he was on his way. He suddenly stopped, came back and said, “The Lord says, “Everything is going according to plans!”. He then started walking away again, but came back a 2nd time. He said, “I see a carriage drawn by a horse. The horse is doing all the work. The Lord says to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. He repeated this adding, it is not in your strength, the horse is doing all the work. The Lord says to  sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!” He then added, “I see international. I see youth ministry. I see the young people coming to you with their testimonies.”
Needless to say this was a very encouraging word for us to receive. Not only did it confirm that we are doing the right thing, but also that the Lord has a ministry waiting for us up ahead! Our journey with the Lord has always been exciting, challenging and fulfilling, and as said earlier we invite you to join with us as we continue to endeavour to establish the kingdom of God upon earth!
We thank you in advance for your prayers and continued support which will be a great help and comfort to us. May you be mightily blessed for your love and sacrificial sowing into the preaching of the Gospel!

We would like to encourage you that have stood by us for years and have seen that our labors of love have not been in vain to please continue to partner with us as we face new challenges in spreading the gospel and establishing to kingdom of God in the hearts of men.
We are challenged to be starting from scratch again and at the same time very inspired. We feel reassured that the future is as bright as the promises of God and that  we will be part of the promised great rival of the last days.
We love and appreciate each and everyone of you.

Philip: flame1950@gmail.com Rita:  force4good.fvs@gmail.com
And our banking details are:
Antonios Michalitsis, FNB, Branch: 200912 Account no. : 62633037082
With love and appreciation for your continued support and prayer, Philip and RIta