The Merry Month of May 2022 F4G!

 


Dear Ones,           

Welcome to the good news of what we as a team accomplished again this month. Life goes on and some things seem routine and possibly boring. But things like eating and drinking although routine and potentially boring must go on as our very lives depend on it.

This month's ministry:
  • Feeding Schemes
  • Sharing the Gospel, training, etc

SHOPPING:

In the photos below we shopped for two kitchens. The one in Nomzamo which feeds between 4-5000 people a month and the Angels Kitchen in Sir Lowry’s Pass which has increased and now feeds sometimes 100+ people daily!

The two piles of potatoes, carrots and onions are ours, as well as all the cabbages!

Helping Hand: We are very thankful to the charity ‘Helping Hand’. From time to time they assists us with their extra supplies.  This month we received a bakkie load of fresh fruit and veggies.


THE ANGELS' KITCHEN- SIR LOWRY'S PASS:

As mentioned briefly in the beginning the Angels’ Kitchen has now grown to where it feeds + 100 people a days. Jessica, our Soup House mother, began last month to feed the people living by the railroad tracks. She now cooks two pots of food  and after feeding the first lot by her house, she loads the second pot unto a wheelbarrow and goes to the tracks to feed the people staying there. God bless her!


BRIGHT STARS' KITCHEN - NOMZAMO:


We are please to say that our Soup Mothers are diligent to clean, cut, and freeze all the veggies as we supply them. Nothing goes to waste this way, and time is saved on a daily basis as the veggies are already ready for use!
 




ELSIE'S KITCHEN-SIR LOWRY'S PASS:

Elsie's kitchen, in Sir Lowry's Pass, has now become a regular recipient of bread/pizza bases. They feed approximate 150 people a day.


MILK:

We again received a donation of 100 liters of milk which was distributed between Nomzamo and various places in Sir Lowry’s Pass.

BREAD AND PIZZA BASES:

This is just one of the many full bakkie loads we received via Lions’ Club Gordon’s Bay. We thank them and the precious donors who have been faithfully supplying! Over 1000 sacks (not pieces) of pizza bases were delivered this month. That entailed collecting and distributing sometimes up to several times a week. But we would never say no as it brings such joy and contentment to the happy receivers. Many depend on this help for their basis daily needs, such as bread!
 
NOMZAMO:


SIR LOWRY'S PASS:


The above is just a brief glimpse as it would not be possible to include every pick-up and every delivery! We thank God for Hie never ending generosity!

WOOLWORTHS:

As mentioned previously  Woolworths is a big blessing to Joyce’s Kitchen. Once a week we collect, sort, weigh and deliver the supplies!




WEET-BIX:

This month 10 boxes of Weet-Bix were distributed in SLP and Nomzamo. One box also went to assist for the food hampers regularly being provided by the Lions’ Club to needy families. (A few of these are seen below.


The Angels’ Soup Kitchen has + 20 children that come for breakfast before going to school. They especially enjoy it when there is Weet-Bix available! Several ECD centers are on the receiving end as well!

GRACELIFE:

From time to time at the end of the ministry time there is time for Q&As. Everyone really enjoys these sessions, and we learn a lot from each other. Everyone tries to enter in and take notes in order to be able to contribute. We also tend to remember better what was shared as it gets discussed!

 On Mother’s Day all the visiting women received a beautiful rose and a chocolate bar. At the end Emily surprised everyone by calling the women of the core team of the church up to likewise be blessed!

We have a precious team of 10+ dedicated women rotating turns teaching the kids at our Kidz’ church. We started out with a small group of kids, but now regularly have over 20 in attendance!

TRAINING:

Kidz’ Church teachers, all attended a very enlightening and powerful training course. It was taught by Martinette from Gracelife central and teachers from other campuses attended as well!

This month we also attended a leadership training conference. It happened to fall on Philip’s birthday. Everyone sang for Philip, prayed for him, and we were served a surprise birthday cake! Blessed indeed!
 
LIFE-GROUPS:

Here we are teaching early Monday morning in Nomzamo. We teach in SLP Monday evening, in Gordon’s Bay Tuesday afternoon, and in our home Wednesday morning. We also have a What’s up ministry and  online meetings. We are very happy and fulfilled, as well as honored to be able to minister to others. Praise the Lord!
 
The children, that arrive one after another while we teach, usually play quietly during our half house class and then join us at the end for prayer!

THE BAXTER THEATER:


The Lions’ Club asked us to please invite and accompany some seniors to a free Jazz Festival at the Baxter theater. It was a very blessed experience and nice to do something recreational and different! As we were leaving the theater someone handed us, the three ladies, a Pick ’n Pay bag filled with a nice assortment of nice toiletries. An additional wonderful and unexpected surprise.
 
IN CLOSING:

We want to thank all of you, our precious partners, who are the pillars of our work and help uphold us through your prayers, financial giving, training, etc. and we praise the Lord for His wonderful works whereof we are very glad indeed.
You are all in our prayers, and if you have a specific prayer request please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to hear from you and to pray for your requests.

Our contact details are as follows:
Antonios Michalitsis, FNB, Branch: 200912 Account no. : 62633037082
Rita Olsen, NedBank, Branch Code: 114145  Account no.: 1043639810
PayPal: force4good.ministries@gmail.com

            For those of you that are abroad and would like to contribute please be aware that besides PayPal there is also the SEPA option as we have an account in Europe:
Rita Olsen
Danske Bank
Branch: 1551
Account: 3719943470
IBAN DK28 3000 3719 9434 70
SWIFT: DABADKKK

And if you are new to our work and would like to partner with us on a monthly basis we invite you to please contact us for further details. We look forward to hearing from you.


  

The Amazing Month of April 2022

 


Dear Ones,          

We trust that you have all celebrated a beautiful and meaningful Easter, one of the most important holidays as we remember the resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Had He not risen neither would we! —

EASTER:


We had planned to celebrate with an outdoor picnic, but it happened to rain and so our team quickly improvised and spread out blankets on the floor inside and set out a few chairs. Everybody who was able contributed some food and and at the end of the celebration Easter Eggs were handed out to all the children that attended.

Our sweet ladies served out a plate of hot food accompanied by the traditional hot cross bun and a great time was had by all!

GRACELIFE:

On a different day Philip delivered a powerful message on the five-fold ministry and why we need the church and can’t do the job alone, one of the reasons we all need to be part of the local church!

We have some very inspiring spirit-filled times of untied worship!
 


EASTER EGGS:
AT CHURCH:


AT A SOUP KITCHEN:

AT ECD (Early Childhood Development) CENTERS:

TOM'S LITTLE ANGELS:

EMILY'S PLAY SCHOOL:


WEET-BIX:

14 large boxes of Weet-Bix (as seen here) were distributed in Nomzamo and Sir Lowry’s Pass! Praise the Lord!
NOMZAMO:


MILK:

This month 100 liters of milk was distributed between Nomzamo (seen here) and Sir Lowry’s Pass.

SUPPLIES:
ANGELS' KITCHEN AND EASTER:

 Seen above is Philip shopping soup bones for the Angels’ Soup Kitchen and other supplies for the Easter meal celebration in Sir Lowry’s Pass. Philip cooked a nice one-pot meal!

Seen above are some of the supplies donated to Angels’ Soup Kitchen in Sir Lowry’s Pass.
 
In the pot are 10 liters of milk! (100 were distributed in all).

BREAD AND PIZZA-BASES:

JOYCE'S KITCHEN:

We are extremely thankful for the many loads of bread and pizza-bases distributed monthly—sometimes several a week between Nomzamo and Sir Lowry’s Pass. Innumerable people are being fed and encouraged!

ELSIE'S KITCHEN SIR LOWRY'S PASS:

Innumerable people are greatly helped by the  generous donation of bread and pizza-bases donated by the Lions weekly-and sometimes several loads a week. Still some kitchens are taking
turns receiving!

MILA'S KITCHEN SIR LOWRY'S PASS:

This is one of the kitchen that gets a weekly delivery of pizza bases/bread!
 

One of our Soup Mothers (the one that also run the 'Angels' Kitchen') heard of a “remote” neglected area in Sir Lowry’s Pass. So she got a hold of a wheelbarrow and loaded her hot pot of soup and pizza bases and went and saw to it that the little ones were fed that day. By the way she is keeping this up on a regular basis). We are very proud of her and others like her who serve the community very faithfully and selflessly.
 
FOOD HAMPER:

The family seen here is one of the poorest that we know of. So for Eater the Lord laid it on our hearts to bless them with a nice big food hamper. We are also seeking ways for them to be self-sustaining.
 
BRIGHT STARS:
 


Seen in the photos above is the food shopping we did this month. The need is great and although the lock-down is over people are still struggling and very dependent on help.
 
WOOLWORTHS:

At the very beginning of the month and then again at the end we received two extraordinary big loads of food from Woolworth’s for which we are very thankful. This all goes to assist Joyce’ Kitchen in Sir Lowry’s Pass! We assist Joyce in collecting once a week, however, she now receives from different outlets six times a week. Praise the Lord for that as it mainly consists of fresh produce which is very needed.

GRACELIFE--SPECIAL EVENTS:
FREEDOM CONFERENCE:

FREEDOM CONFERENCE: On Freedom Day we attended a conference led by Shayne and Marna (our lead pastors), reminding us our true freedom in Christ and to always bear in mind our union with Him.

LEADERSHIP MEETING:

LEADERSHIP MEETING: A few days later we had a leadership meeting where we were challenged to hear from the Lord for each other and the general direction of the church!
 
OUTREACH IN SIR LOWRY'S PASS:

OUTREACH: A team from the States visited us and we had a big united effort to reach the unreached in Sir Lowry’s Pass. At the end we gathered together again to share testimonies and victories won!
 
LADIES' HIGH TEA:

HIGH TEA: After the morning outreach we had an afternoon ladies High Tea. We had several guest speakers and some ladies told us the day after how blessed they were to have attend.

RONDEBOSCH:

RONDEBOSCH: One of the newest Gracelife campuses was opened in Rondebosch and we met there with the team from abroad on their last night here. They each shared testimonies of how their lives have been impacted by the gospel as well as valuable lessons learned. Before closing we had a time of prayer where anyone needing prayer for  healing or whatever was invited to come up for prayer!

All of the events mentioned here: The Freedom Conference, the Leadership Meeting, the SLP Outreach, the Ladies High Tea, the service in Rondebosch, etc. were arranged by our lead pastor Shayne and team. We also had a team of guests visiting  from the Jesus’ Church in the States and so tried to get as much time with them as possible, mainly receiving a lot of input and  wonderful fellowship!

PS: Time and space fails us to mention all that was done this month. Souls were led to the Lord, LifeGroups (Bible studies) were held, prayers for needy individuals, counseling etc. took place as well.
ALL of this is made possible through your faithful partnership! We (Philip and I) are not doing this work alone, but through an amazing network of selfless. loving and caring individuals such as yourselves, our precious partners, spiritual leaders, friends, and prayer warriors, etc.  Thank you so much for making it all possible!

 IN CLOSING:

We would like to honor the Lord as we look at all that has been  accomplished and all that we were blessed to partake of this month. A truly fruitful life for a tree is only possible if there first is a strong root system. So likewise with us in our walk with the Lord. In Ephesians 3:17 the apostle Paul is praying that we will be rooted and grounded in love. 1John 4:8 tells us that God is love, and John 1:14 tells us that the Word was made flesh and that He (Jesus) dwelt among us. In other word to be rooted in love is to be rooted in the Word, which is Jesus. In  other words we need to know what Jesus taught and we need to know whom we have believed.
If you feel in need of strengthening and guidance, and would like to receive our daily devotions which we send out Monday-Friday via What's Up pleases feel free to contact us. The aim of our daily devotionals is spiritual training and strengthening. -- We look forward to hearing from you and would be honored to add you to our ever-growing list.
Jeremiah 9:23-324 NKJV says, “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom,
Let not the mighty man glory in his might, Nor let the rich man glory in his riches; 24 But let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, That I am the Lord, exercising loving-kindness, [a]judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the Lord.
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
Antonios Michalitsis, FNB, Branch: 200912 Account no. : 62633037082
Rita Olsen, NedBank, Branch Code: 114145  Account no.: 1043639810
PayPal: force4good.ministries@gmail.com

            For those of you that are abroad and would like to contribute please be aware that besides PayPal there is also the SEPA option as we have an account in Europe:
Rita Olsen
Danske Bank
Branch: 1551
Account: 3719943470
IBAN DK28 3000 3719 9434 70
SWIFT: DABADKKK

And if you are new to our work and would like to partner with us on a monthly basis we invite you to please contact us for further details. We look forward to hearing from you.