Super Amazing September News!

 


Dear partners, family, friends and supporters,         

THANK YOU for your support, help, and prayers in partnership with our ministry! As a result of our united efforts we are seeing lives being transformed, often beginning with the desire for change and resulting in a drawing closer to the Lord and His ways, and a new life. — The feeding schemes are increasing in the number of people being assisted, and yet the Lord has miraculously increased the supplies as well to help meet the demand. And He uses people like you to work through. Whatever “sacrifices” (you can really hardly sacrifice for the Lord as He blesses so richly in return. And His blessings are not all counted in Dollars and cents!), but whatever seeming sacrifices we make He always tops it in return and sees to it that we are fully furnished (equipped) for every good work! It is an absolute joy and pleasure to be His hands, feet, mouthpieces, whatever the need may be as the trill of seeing the Lord at work and His streams not running dry never ceases to inspire and encourage us!

HERITAGE DAY:
BRIGHT STARS, NOMZAMO!

We were very blessed to be invited for the national Heritage Day with Bright Stars, Nomzamo. Everyone was dressed in the national attire. Children and adults alike sang and danced, played the drums, etc.


GRACELIFE:

Philip teaching on: Jesus, the Power of the Church. And below: Me, Rita, teaching in: Jesus in the Scriptures. (Genesis-Malachi)
 


JB teaching on the book of Colossians. At the end everyone got divided into groups to discuss the text and dig deeper. This is always an exciting time as everyone get involved!
 
KIDS' CHURCH:

As someone has wisely said, “It is difficult to preach to an empty tummy! Many of the kids arrive hungry! We are now striving to start off with a delicious cup of hot soup (which Sophia has committed to prepare) while we help supply some of the ingredients!
 

Besides the actual teaching our sessions usually include a Q&A session, memory and review, and some fun, fast-moving games so we can get inspired and reinvigorated!
 


ANGELS' KITCHEN, SIR LOWRY'S PASS:

Feeding by Jessica’s house.
 

    Additional feeding by the railroad tracks!
 

Breakfast is also being served before school starts— either porridge of Weet-Bix!
 
SUPPLIES FOR ANGELS' KITCHEN:

Seen above: Shopping for the kitchen done by “us”. We thank you our partners for making it possible!
 

Supplies received from our missionary friends ‘Helping Hand.”
 

Supplies received from S.A. Harvester. We are very thankful for the assistance we are receiving that makes it possible for the teams to continue to feed everyone.
 
FIRE RELIEF:

Lions Gordon’s Bay was appealed to on the behalf of 8 families (47 individuals) who lost there homes in a fire. Philip and I were able to assist by making a trip to Checker storage facilities to collect 50 blankets to assist the needy families!
 


Councilor Sean receiving the blankets from LP Jimmy for handover to the families who lost everything in the fires in Gustrow,
 
BRIGHT STARS, NOMZAMO:





SUPPLIES FOR BRIGHT STARS:

The supplies seen here were bought by “us” meaning us and our partners making it possible! Thanks!
 

The supplies seen here were generously provided by S.A. Harvester! Thank you!
 

Seen here is the monthly milk donation along with some extra provision from “Helping Hand.” Thanks!
 
PIZZA BASES AND BREAD:

 We thank the Lord for the generous supply of pizza bases/bread via the Lions’ Club, Gordon’s Bay! These are distributed in Nomzamo and Sir Lowry's Pass to several soup kitchens, ECD centers and needy families.

Bright Stars Nomzamo. This kitchen now feeds between 4-500 people a day, five days a week.

Joyce's Kitchen, sir Lowry's Pass. This is the oldest and largest kitchen in the village.

VARIOUS KITCHENS IN SIR LOWRY'S PASS:

Seen above is Mila’s Kitchen in Sir Lowry’s Pass. They feed roughly 400 peole a day and we assist with a weekly supply of Pizza bases/bread. — Seen below is Rachel’s kitchen. They likewise receive pizza bases/bread on a weekly basis. Some of the kitchens/daycare centers receive weekly while others on a rotational basis depending on the supply!
 
 

 MILK:

Seen here is the milk collection in Cape Town (100 liters) which from there is distributed in Nomzamo and Sir Lowry’s Pass.
 

LIFE-GROUPS:

Our precious Bible students in Nomzamo. We presently have 3 regular study groups a week!
 
VOLUNTEER:

Meet our new-found friend  X who was introduced to us via common friends presently living and working in Zamibia.
X. was here for four days and volunteered in both Nomzamo and Sir Lowry’s Pass daily. She is loves Jesus, is talented and was a big blessing and hard-working! She will be missed!
 
LEADERSHIP MEETING:

We are very blessed to be part of an active outward focused church where we are being continually minister to through various courses. Here Emily, our Sir Lowry's Pass campus pastor is sharing a word during an in-person leadership meeting. We are blessed indeed!
 
In closing we want to thank you for taking the time to count our many blessings with us, and for being on this jouney with us.

With much love and appreciation,

Philip and Rita

OUR CONTACT DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS (We would love to hear from you!):
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

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.

 

Amazing August News 2022


 


Dear partners, friends, supporters, and all,                 
First of all we would like to say that we greatly appreciate you and the vital part you play in our ministry. Together we are building the kingdom of God on earth and showing a tangible example of His love and care. Thank you so much for your commitment and dedication. Many lives are being touched through the ministry. People are coming to know the Lord and growing stronger in their relationship with Him through the teaching and daily Word ministered to them. Some are also receiving healing in their bodies, or other answers to prayer such as finding a job, etc. We are excited by all that the Lord is doing through our combined efforts. Thank you for being a vital part of our combined efforts!

WOMEN'S DAY 2022:

 On Tuesday the 8th we had a beautiful Women’s celebration in Sir Lowry’s Pass. It was hosted by Emily and co-hosted by me, Rita. There were several ladies from the village testifying beautifully of how coming to know the Lord through His Word and a more intimate walk with Him has changed their lives forever, and brought about amazing transformations. There were also some who stood up and sang beautiful heart moving songs for us.
 

Amazing cakes and goodies were provided as well., and a team of precious ladies worked hard to serve everyone!
 

However the highlight was when our guest speaker, Daleen Boysen, blessed us all with a good word about the power of a transformed heart, seeing ourselves the way God sees us and walking in our new identity.

S.A. HARVESTER:

Long back we were encouraged to contact S.A. Harvester for assistance with out feeding schemes. However nothing seemed to come of it. But then, through a miraculous round about way, they contacted us (via Lions) and we received a big “once off”, but potentially semi regularly. –We hope &pray!
 

Supplies from S. A. Harvester being delivered to ‘Bright Stars’ kitchen in Nomzamo.
 

Supplies from S. A. Harvester being delivered to ‘Angels’ Kitchen’ in Sir Lowry’s Pass!
 
GRACELIFE:

This month I taught about the flow of the H.S. (see John 7:38-39) staying within it’s banks of love (God is love) and truth (Jesus is the Word and He said He is truth (John 14:6).
 

Philip taught on: Our Helper and Comforter and illustrated Spirit, Soul and Body (1 Thessalonians 5:23).
 

We also had some fantastic Word studies on the book of Colosians. We divided into groups and with our teams dug deeper to mine all the wisdom and to see how how Paul established the deity of Jesus!
 
BEANIES AND JERSEYS:

We want to thank all the precious ladies who invested their time and effort to knit beautiful beanies for the children.  These beanies were distributed via the Lions’ Club in several poor communities, one of them being Sir Lowry’s Pass.
  



We also want to thank Wendy our precious Gracelife family friend who for years in a row has assisted us with hand knitted jerseys and beanies. Which also were distributed in Sir Lowry’s Pass. Thank you!
 


BREAD AND PIZZA BASES:

Our regular contribution of bread and pizza bases  has become a regular stable for many of the kitchens in Sir Lowry’s Pass—every one looks forward to the delivery and sometime when we pass through the village we hear the children excitedly yelling, “Pizza, pizza!” We are very thankful for this much appreciated contribution and the big difference it has/is making!
 

Bright Stars -- Nomzamo!


Joyce's Kitchen --Sir Lowry's Pass!

ANGELS' KITCHEN, SIR LOWRY'S PASS:


This kitchen is now feeding in two areas, one of them being a remote area by the railway tracks! They started out relatively small but are now catering to over 100 people daily,
 
VARIOUS OTHER KITCHENS IN SIR LOWRY'S PASS:

Here is a brief glimpse from several of the kitchens in Sir Lowry’s Pass that are receiving pizza bases,such as: Elsie's Kitchen, Mila's Angels' Kitchen, the Lighthouse Kitchen, Sunshine Kids', Jessica's Angels' Kitchen, Hetta's (where we previously had a 'Food Bank") and lately Filea (who also runs a feeding scheme) has been assisted as well, and Rachel's Kitchen.--And as seen above Bright Stars in Nomzamo and Joyce's Kitchen in Sir Lowry's Pass.
 




MILK:

100 liters collected and distributed! Praise the Lord for this big blessing to many!
 
WOOLWORTHS:

 Our weekly slot of collecting, sorting, weighing and delivering from Woolies to Joyce’s Kitchen!
 

We thankfully always have many hands on deck to unload!



LIFEGROUPS:

We are presently having three different b=Bible study group; ONE IN nomzamo, another in Gordon’s Bay and one in our home. Seen below is our study group in Nomzamo. One more lady was present but sat around the corner in order to receive the children as they arrived. At the end we often pray and sing with them. At times they also sing the ‘Our Father’ prayer for us in Xhosa!
 



We trust that you have been inspired by what the Lord is doing in the ministry.
Also please know that you are in our prayers. If you have any specific prayer request or would like to receive our daily devotionals please let us know. We look forward to hearing from you.

With much love and appreciation,

Philip and Rita

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

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.