Christmas Appeal 2021

 


CHRISTMAS APPEAL 2021:
                 Christmas is almost here. Another year will soon be passed, and how unlike anything we would have imagined it has been! There has been a lot of heartaches, sorrows, and disappointments.
                 But we would like, by our united efforts, to once again be instruments in His Hands to spread some light, and some Christmas cheer, and to strengthen the hands that hang down and the feeble knees.
                We have some specific needs and requests that we would like to meet. This year we will try to stick to the most urgent needs. (Please see the following pages).
                We are looking forward to seeing what we, as a team, can do to help others celebrate this season.

FOOD VOUCHERS:

                This Christmas the need seems greater than ever. And as with some of the previous years, rather than food parcels, which would require a lot of physical work for Philip and me, and at a time when most people are busy and are either away or unable to assist, we would like to rather assist the needy with a food voucher.
                 Since the need is so great we are aiming for 100 vouchers of R 250 each.
                 Ideally, we would like the vouchers to be redeemable in either Shoprite or Checkers, as in previous years.
                You can either assist by buying some vouchers for us to distribute or by donating the funds towards the purchase.
                These (everything mentioned in this brochure) are goals we are shooting for, but whatever we are able to do will make a difference for those it reaches, and we will be very grateful!


SPECIAL REQUESTS:
A SMALL CHEST FREEZER:

 
                One of the kitchens that we support, Bright Stars, located in Nomazamo, which caters to +  300 people a day, is in urgent need of a small chest freezer.
            If you are able and would like to contribute towards this, it would be a most helpful and valued contribution which would benefit many people in the long run.
                 They need the freezer in order to also prevent the donated vegetables, like potatoes, carrots, etc. from spoiling in the summer heat. They would like to be able to prepare the veggies while they are still fresh and to freeze them for the day they are needed. Naturally soup bones, etc. could also be stored there.
                  If any of you have a used 2nd hand chest freezer, in good condition, that you would like to donate towards this project, it is greatly appreciated. It does not have to be brand new, although that would be nice. We thank you in advance for your consideration!


A 40 LITER COOKING POT:
 
                Another kitchen we support, Angel’s Kitchen, located in Sir Lowry’s Pass, which mainly caters to the children in their immediate neighborhood and feeds anywhere between 60-80 people a day, is in dire need of a pot.
                 One of their pots is so worn out that it now leaks and is no longer useable. They are looking for a 40-liter pot (as that it what will be able to fit on their stove).
                 Again, if you have such a pot that is in good condition, that you would like to donate, or if you would like to contribute towards a new one we would be very grateful -- as long as any used pot is still in good condition.

 
CHRISTMAS FOR THE CHILDREN:

                The Light House soup kitchen catering for children has asked our assistance in providing a nice Christmas celebration for the children.
                 Their event will be held on the 27th of December and will be for approximately 200 children.
 
They are in need of:
                
2 boxes of chicken, (20 kg), and sausages (for a braai)
10 kg rice (for salad)
10 kg pasta (for salad)
Variety of vegetables (for the salads)
5 kg Mayonnaise
Ice-cream  (10 ltr.?)
 
ADDITIONALLY:
We are looking for another 8 boxes (of 10 kg) of chicken (a total of 10 boxes including the above event).
The chicken is to be distributed to the families that are presently dependent upon the Sir Lowry’s Pass Food Bank (which we set up), and for families dependent on various soup kitchens that will be closed during the holidays.


WE THANK YOU IN ADVANCE:

                We thank you in advance for your kind and generous contributions, and for your outgoing love and concern for others, which has been demonstrated throughout the years.
 
                 For your convenience please find our contact details below:
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.
 
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.
 
PS:
When contributing toward either of the project listed here please specify that it is for the Christmas appeal. And if you have a desire to support a specific request please mention that as either:
Vouchers; Chest freezer; Pot; Chicken;  Kids’ Christmas event.


THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

October Good News 2021. God's Love Never Fails!

 

Dear Ones,                                 

                       We want to THANK each and every one of you for partnering with, supporting, and encouraging our ministry. We are seeking to emulate Jesus in ministering to others: spirit, soul, and body! (1 Thess. 5:23).                    
                             
NOMZAMO: 
We have recently started making an intentional effort to reach Nomzamo with the gospel. We go once a week to minister to the people who gather outside the Bright Stars soup kitchen. As mentioned earlier we try to follow our ministry up by handing out tracts for the people to take home so they can read and remember the subject we taught. On our last visit, we taught on Spirit, Soul, and Body. We produced a small tract (see below), based on 1 Thess. 5:23, which we distributed to everyone present before leaving. Man shall not live by bread alone! (Matthew 4: 4).




GRACELIFE:

Philip teaching on 'As I Have Loved You!'

Philip praying for a family at a child's dedication to the Lord.

Here Rita is teaching on 'Types and shadows vs. spiritual realities.'

LIFEGROUPS:

Philip teaching on the subject of 'Acknowledging every good thing in you.' Philemon 1:6
 
Rita teaching on Life Foundations, coving subjects such as 'Understanding: God's love for you; Your spiritual make-up; How God sees you; Your identity in Christ; the true nature of God; and Your spiritual authority.'

 Rita teaching our "new" Bible study group in Nomzamo. We were initially given 15 minutes, but they asked us to please come earlier so they could have more time for the  Word and prayer. Praise the Lord! We are so happy for such a hunger and desire for the Word.

FOOD BANK:

The Food Bank, located in Sir: Lowry's Pass,  is usually replenished once a month (as seen here), We also bring pizza bases and bread weekly.

BRIGHT STARS KITCHEN:



Bright Stars Kitchen, located in Nomzamo, served 5584 hot meals (+ 300 meals a day 5 days a week.) You, our partners and supporters were instrumental in making this possible. Thank you so much!

During this month, 5584 hot meals were served out of this kitchen!





ANGELS' KITCHEN:

The 'Angel's Kitchen', located in Sir Lowry's Pass, served 12017 hot meals to the children of the immediate neighborhood. Once a month we deliver a truckload of food like this, besides pizza bases and bread weekly.

Besides the supplies above we also brought a box of Zee Paste (peanut butter sachets) and 2 sacks of chicken soup packs and chicken chunks.

This kitchen served 1202 hot meals this month to the children in their immediate neighborhood.
 

 
JOYCE'S SOUP KITCHEN:

We support a hot meal twice weekly feeding scheme for the HIV/Aids victims of the Sir Lowry's Pass village. This project provided 1114 families (not individuals) this week.  Again, bread and pizza bases were supplied when available.



WOOLWORTHS:

Twice weekly, we receive assistance for Joyce's Soup Kitchen in Sir Lowry's Pass from Woolworths. Here Philip is seen collecting the food. The photo below is of the delivery to the kitchen!
 


Woolworths has recently turned the oversight of their charities over to FoodForward SA. Seen here is our office set up in the Woolworths' yard as we are now required to categorize and weigh everything!

BREAD AND PIZZA BASES:

We want to thank and acknowledge Lions, Gordon's Bay, for their support in so many ways, not only in the form of the regular supply of bread and pizza bases which feeds many mouths and has not been accounted for in the number of meals provided to the needy.

Delivering to the Angels' Kitchen in Sir Lowry's Pass!

Delivering to the Food Bank in Sir Lowry's Pass!
 
MILA'S KITCHEN:




We supply bread and pizza bases to this kitchen every week. A very welcome supplement to the food served!

MILK:

The milk was distributed in Nomzamo and Sir Lowry's Pass!
 
HOME IMPROVEMENT:

We were able to replace a broken toilet, which may seem small for us, but was a big blessing for the family on the receiving end.
 
GLASSES:

A special shout out to Lions Gordon's Bay for having supplies 4 people from Sir Lowry's Pass with a set of glasses. The gift of sight!
 
THANKSGIVING:
GRACELIFE:

We want to praise the Lord for the people He has placed in our lives to give us training, input, along with the encouragement to keep up the good work and keep on keeping on for Jesus! :) :) :)

CHARIS:

There are no self-made people in this world. We are all the product of other people's input and the result of our personal choices and what we have chosen to give ourselves to. We give thanks for all the people the Lord has placed in our lives that have helped bring us to where we are today. Not that we have arrived by any means. But we are far better off now than when we first started out. Praise God!

In closing, we again want to THANK those of you that are already partnering with us. As is clearly visible the need is great. Therefore we would like to invite anyone who is reading this and who is not yet partnering with us to please do so. Our aim is the minister to the whole man: spirit, soul, and body.
If you would like to know more please do not hesitate to contact us.

With warm regards,

Philip and Rita

Our contact details are as follows:
Email: force4good.fvs@gmail.com
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

 


 

 





 


 

 

 

September Super News!!

 



Hi everyone,
                 We are so thankful for all that the Lord, through us as a team, is accomplishing. One of the highlights this month is that we started reaching out to the Nomzamo community more regularly and intentionally. We have been ministering outside the Bright Stars kitchen each time, in hopes that we will meet the same people over and over and so be able to minister more regularly. We also pray about a topic to briefly address with them and prepare a tract on the same subject to leave with them before we leave. That way they will be able to go over what was shared and meditate on it. Our aim is the sow as many seeds as possible and we trust that the Lord will eventually provide a place for us to hold meetings and start minister t them to a better life through a relationship with Jesus.

REACHING OUT IN NOMZAMO:

This woman had a stroke that affected her left side and made it difficult if not impossible for her to move her leg and arm on that side. But after Philip prayed for her she was able to lift her leg and bend her knee. She was not ready to stand up but admitted that there was a definite improvement.


Seen below is the staff of The Bright Stars ECD and soup kitchen. We are now meeting with them early in the morning  (around 7 am) on a weekly basis for Word and prayer before the day.


SUPPLIES FOR NOMZAMO:

 We THANK Helping Hand, Lions’ Club (GB), our anonymous donors,
and all of you, our partners. Together we are the backbone of this kitchen, and enable them to keep going.




SPECIAL BLESSINGS:

We received a very welcome contribution to our feeding schemes via an anonymous donor—via the Lions’ Club (GB). From that, we were able to distribute 130 kg Millie Meal, 80 kg rice, boxes of formula, several packs of nappies, etc. These items were donated to the three kitchens we are presently supporting—(2 in Sir Lowry’s Pass and one in Nomzamo), and to various daycare centers with little ones needing nappies.

The formula was donated to the local clinic. They have a feeding program for babies, but one of the criteria for qualifying is that the baby must be underweight. They asked permission to use the formula for the many that need help but don't qualify to get put on the program-to which we happily agreed. And the formula was donated to the local clinic. They have a feeding program for babies, but one of the criteria for qualifying is that the baby must be underweight. They asked permission to use the formula for the many that need help but don't qualify to get put on the program-to which we happily agreed. 


 The nappies and some Millie Meal were distributed to various ECD centers in Sir Lowry’s Pass.
We THANK the generous donor who provided all these items! THANK YOU!


BREAD, PIZZA BASES, ETC:

We want to THANK the Lions for their continued support of bread, pizza bases, etc. The many people on the receiving end have come to look forward to this steady supply, and the kitchens,  ECDs (Early Childhood Development Centers on it to enable them to help those they are ministering to. —Here, at the Angels’ Kitchen, we also delivered 3 bags of soup bones.

We want to THANK the Lions for their continued support of bread, pizza bases, etc. The many people on the receiving end have come to look forward to this steady supply, and the kitchens,  ECDs (Early Childhood Development Centers on it to enable them to help those they are ministering to. —Here, at the Angels’ Kitchen, we also delivered 3 bags of soup bones, likewise donated via Lions.


JOYCE'S SOUP KITCHEN:


Here Cathleen, who is in charge of the HIV/AIDS support group project based out of Joyce’s kitchen, is seen receiving some supplies. On a different day, they also received several kg of Millie Meal which was packaged for the families to take home to cook (along with other food supplies), and several kg of rice which is
used/will be used for the hot meals served twice weekly. We again thank ALL of our donors and partners. Thank you!


SUPPLIES:
See here are some of the supplies that were purchased for the 3 soup kitchens and the Food Bank in Sir Lowry’s Pass. Besides this, we also bought several kilos of chicken soup packs as well as chicken chunks.

ANGELS' KITCHEN, SIR LOWRY'S PASS:

This kitchen is located in Sir Lowry’s Pass and is mainly geared for the neighborhood children. They feed approximately 60 children on a daily basis.--We also hold weekly Bible studies at their home.

On a different day Millie Meal, rice, bread, Zee-paste (a nutritious peanut-butter in small individual packages, which, when available either gets handed out with the bread or used to sweeten the Millie Meal.

Here are some of the happy expectant children queuing outside the kitchen in happy expectation.
 
THE FOOD BANK-SIR LOWRY'S PASS:

We long back started a food bank in Sir Lowry’s Pass. People would regularly approach us for money to buy food, especially after the middle of the month towards the end. This gave birth to the Food Bank project. When people approach us we now refer them to the Food Bank. The people who help us sun it, in turn, keep a record of who comes, and what they were given in order to distribute the items fairly. They are a big help to us and much appreciated.

MILK:

This month we again collected 100 liters of milk from Cape Town. It was distributed in Sir Lowry’s Pass and Nomzamo. A sack like the one seen here contains 20 liters. This is at Sunshine Kid in Sir Lowry’s Pass!

GRACELIFE:

Here Philip is seen teaching on the topic of “Adam and Jesus”.  Below: We have some diligent students taking notes to be able to “keep all these sayings in their hearts”.



KIDS' CHURCH:

Here we had quickly cross over the Red Sea when it opened in order to not be caught in it...either jumping, twirling, crawling, etc. We are presently following a very inspiring curriculum that includes games, art projects, videos, storytime, etc. It is lots of fun and the children are enjoying themselves.

TESTIMONIES:
 
Above: In this Life-Group meeting we had four healing: A lower back pain– gone, a sore knee healed, a sore shoulder restricting the movement of the arm,  and heart pains were all healed, We saw everyone later during the week and all testified that they were well and no symptoms had returned. Praise the Lord.
Bottom: This month I, Rita, was on an 8 days mission trip with the Charis Bible college I presently attend. I am doing the second year and will be graduating end of October/beginning of September (the date is still to be set. We did a lot of street witnessing reaching out to people from all walks of life. We also put on a Kids’ program in a community hall with songs, games, skits, and Word. Seen behind us in the photo here is a stage being set up for our outdoor crusade. We sang, testified, and gave a gospel message from the stage while everyone else ministered to the people that gathered.
We are also happy to say that  Philip and I are attending the ‘School of the Believers” 12 weeks outreach program with our church (Gracelife). We are very happy to be part of a church that is very outward-focused encouraging, leading, training, and equipping those who heed the call, to reach out.
 
In closing, we THANK ALL OF YOU who are helping to make our ministry possible.
Love, prayers, and blessings from us to you! 

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

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.