Fantastic month of February 2021!

 



Dear Ones,                   
Thank you so much to everyone who helped me (Rita) celebrate my 70th birthday whether in person or otherwise. I am very grateful to the Lord first of all for the many exciting years He has given me as one of His children, and to each of you who have/are enriching my life in so many ways! A BIG THANK YOU to all!

GRACELIFE:

As you can see, I was also celebrated by the church with flowers and chocolate as well as a beautiful birthday song led by Hetta.

We have been having “full house” (as full as we can while still respecting the social distancing regulations) every Sunday since we reopened.

People are stepping forward for prayer,

The little ones are being trained up in the way they should go, 

and our dream team is faithful to pitch up early in order to set up and prepare for everyone—after a word of prayer, etc. and to stay back and help clean up before leaving.

FOOD BANK SIR LOWRY'S PASS:

This month the Sir Lowry’s Pass Food Bank was restocked. Many families are still struggling,  as many have been laid off and some never having work to begin with.
 
This is part of our faithful team presently handling the Food Bank on our behalf.We couldn't do it without an amazing network of people all around. Together we are having a great impact and being a force for good!

PIZZA BASES, SLICED BREAD, ETC:

Again a HUGE THANK YOU to Lion’s Gordon’s Bay who this month at times called us up to three times a week to load us up with pizza bases, sliced bread, croutons, cereal, etc, for distribution.

We currently have eight distribution points, seven in Sir Lowry’s Pass and one in Nomzamo. Here we are delivering to the "Light House" soup kitchen in Sir Lowry's Pass!

 When seeing the delivery in Nomzamo, (photo above) some children from the street  immediately started queuing outside the center in eager anticipation before we had even left! (photo below).

 
SUPPLIES FOR JOYCE'S SOUP KITCHEN:


Top photo: A generous supply of samp, beans rice, weet-Bix etc. was contributed by Lion's Club GB and force4Good Second photo: Here approx. 50 sacks of fresh pizza bases are being delivered to the Joyce’s Soup Kitchen! Third photo: We thank Woolworth's for their faithful support of the impoverish village of Sir Lowry's Pass.

EMILY'S PLAY SCHOOL:

Emily’s Play School is one of our distribution centers from which not only the families of the children attending, but also the nearby Rasta Camp dwellers, and surrounding neighbors are assisted with bread for them and their families.


The screen (seen in the background) was donated also and is a big blessing at Emily’s Play School!
 
SOUP HOUSES:


The “Soup Houses” which started out being only for the children now also assist many adults. Again the bread, pizza bases, etc are very much appreciated. Again we THANK our donors.

WEET-BIX AND MILK:

 Six boxes of Weet-Bix and 100 liters of milk was also distributed between various places in Sir Lowry's Pass and Nomzamo.

REACHING BEYOND:
International Aid: This month we were called upon to help not only locally, but abroad as well. We sent aid to Malawi where people were being hit by hunger and food prices (esp. maize as seen in the sacks here) skyrocketed; we also assisted someone in Greece, prayed and ministered over the phone to someone in France, and assisted local families living outside Sir Lowry’s Pass. Besides assisting financially and with food, we also helped reload electricity for a few families. And we were able to help pay the enrollment fee of a child who otherwise would have not been able to go to school due to a lack of finances. And we assisted an adult by paying the first semester of this adults school fees– thank you!

TESTIMONIES:
  
Healing: Two weeks back A. pulled me aside after the Sunday service to show me that her whole belly area was very swollen and. She told me that she was barely able to eat, only very small amounts at a time, and asked me to please pray for her, which I did. The day after I went to see how she was doing and she told me that after getting back from church she had been able to eat a full plate of food...for the first time in a long while. We also brought her Scriptures on healing, and encouraged her stand on the promises and claim her healing. Now, two weeks later all the swelling is completely gone and she is back to eating normally again, praise the Lord..
A Friend of our visited and together we ministered over the phone to three of her relatives in France. The results was that the three of them received healing in their bodies and the two, that had not already done so, received the Lord. His Spirit knows no boundaries and reaches out to all regardless of where they might be.
Eight young men in Sir Lowry’s Pass were led to the Lord this month as well. Two were met randomly as we were about the Lord’s business. The other six were an amazing testimony of the Lord’s love and mercy and showing that He is in charge and can certainly get the timing right unbeknownst to us. One of the six boys in particular had caused a lot of trouble, swearing and being very uncooperative to Emily, who then decided the call the boy’s father. However things between the two did not develop well and she then decided the call the police. However, before the police arrived the young man quickly repented and told Emily that he was very sorry. Just then the police arrived and when they wanted to take the boy and Emily to the station Emily said that the issue had been resolved as the boy had apologized and she had forgiven him. The boy was literally dumfounded at these words. Emily then called him in her office to speak to him privately and ended up giving him a big hug. He responded by literally clinging to her seeming very love-starved. However Emily had and appointment and by now her ride arrived and she had to run. Right then Philip and I walked through the door and all she had time to do was to ask us to please minister to the boys. We knew nothing about what had just taken place but were able to lead all of them to the Lord and to being filled with the Holy Spirit. We are hoping and praying to be able to further minister to they very needy young men.
 

In closing we want to thank you for partnering with us in the ministry. Together we are making a difference and having an impact, even around the world.

With love and appreciation,

Philip and Rita

PS: For your convenience please find our details as listed below:

Email: force4good.fvs@gmail.com

PayPal: force4good.ministries@gmail.com
          
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!
 


 

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CELEBRATING RITA'S 70!

 



JOIN US IN CELEBRATING RITA'S 70!

    
              Dear Ones,
 
              On the 21st of February I, Rita, WIll be turning 70! My heart’s desire is to celebrate this special day by helping others.
              We need to continue to help alleviate hunger. The need is still great and it is heartbreaking to see the struggle many go through for just the bare necessities.
              Meanwhile schools are reopening as well, which is yet another big struggle for the poor communities. We are also looking for help to pay for school enrolment fees, school uniforms, attendance fees for ECD centers, etc. For example in one school the enrollment fee for a Grade R student  is R 1200 and then R 250 per month.
  Meanwhile  contacted very regularly with requests for help with electricity, food, and so on. Parents are struggling, unable enroll their children for lack of funds, and many ECD Centers are accommodating several children for free in order to prevent them roaming the streets, and are themselves in need of assistance. If you can, please help contribute towards this so that we will be able to help as many as possible.  
  These request are not only coming from Sir Lowry’s Pass, but also from other surrounding townships, and areas. Recently we were also called upon to assist a feeding scheme in Malawi as the people there had been badly hit by hunger and food prizes skyrocketed.
  Any and all help towards these needs will be greatly appreciated. If you would like to donate specifically towards something please include a reference with your gift.
  We thank you in advance.
 
  Love and prayers,
 
  Philip and Rita

For your convenience please find our details below:

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!

 
 



January 2021 News! Sharing God's Love in difficult times!

 

 

 

 


Dear Ones,
                                                                                          
             We hope you have had a very good start on the New Year and are staying healthy in spite of Covid. We are praying for you. We have very good news as we this month prayed for several friends that had contracted the virus and were healed. Others had symptoms, but after praying against it the tests were negative and they are now doing well again. Praise the Lord! We have also been praying for people around the world such as France, Canada, USA, etc. Meanwhile we are continuing to minister to the needy here in many ways: spiritually through sending out the Word and personal counseling, and as you will see a glimpse of on the following pages, physically also. We thank you for partnering with us and making the ministry possible. We would like to share the following verse for your encouragement: 2Cor. 9:8, 9 “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound unto every good work! 9) As it is written, he hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remainth for ever.”

BRAND NEW FLIP FLOPS:

 This month, thanks to the generous contribution of Lion’s Club Gordon’s Bay, two large boxes of brand new flip plops were distributed among some of the neediest people of the Sir Lowry’s Pass village. We thank our local team who we rely upon a lot to help us administer wisely!
 





JOYCE'S SOUP KITCHEN SIR LOWRY'S PASS:

We want to thank our very generous partners who a short while back enabled us to provide a much needed very large pot for Joyce’s Soup Kitchen, the largest in the village. As seen here it is a very big blessing and is being put to good use. The staff greatly appreciate the tremendous way it has eased their job of seeking to feed a seemingly ever increasing flow of people!




At this time approximately 40 sacks of bread and pizza bases were delivered to Joyce’s soup kitchen in Sir Lowry’s Pass!
 
WOOLWORTHS:

We thank the Lord for the network of people and businesses He has established in assisting us in reaching out to the needy. Here yet another much appreciated contribution from Woolies!


BREAD AND PIZZA BASES:




This month alone somewhere between 3-400 sacks of a variety of sliced bread, pizza bases, rotis, croutons, cereal, Nan, etc were distributed. A BIG THANK YOU to Lion’s and other donors for making this possible and thereby meeting a tremendous need and encouraging many!
 
KIDS SOUP HOUSES:





100 LITERS OF MILK:

Again this month 100 liters of milk was distributed between Nomzamo and Sir Lowry’s Pass!

 

SPECIAL TREATS:

We thank our donors who provided a large box of delicious ginger bread cookies which were  all distributed to the eager children of the village.


EXTRA SUPPLIES:




Sir Lowry’s Pass went through a rough month due to Covid. Many were sick and some even lost their lives. We aimed to especially assist the sick and food vouchers were distributed. Emily helped shop for those that were not able to leave their homes and had no one else!



Emily’s Play School was also blessed with a fully functioning fridge/freezer. Praise the Lord!
 
This month, due to extra precaution being taken, we were not able to gather in person with the people we are ministering to. Nevertheless the Gospel was preached. As 1 John 3:18 says, “My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth”. We never cease to be amazed at the faithfulness of the Lord and the deep realization that the gospel is never on lock-down. The Lord never ceases to reach out! And although we were not able to meet in person the Word was still ministered to many via What’s Up, online meetings, etc. We would like to share a few reactions here and apologize for the limited space:
 
A FEW REACTIONS TO THE WORD SENT  OUT THIS MONTH:
 
· Thank you Lord for teaching me to observe all things .My attitude, doctrine, my worldview must line up with the word of God. Amen!
· If humility is close to God's heart, and Jesus was meek and lowly in heart, then we need to be the same. God gives grace unto the humble, then l ask for this. And l receive this powerful Word.  
· Wow this s so powerful!! As long we are in Christ we are new creation!! Let the old us give room to the new us!! In our weaknesses God gives us strength!
· What stood out for me is the fact that.. It is impossible to be truly happy and find fulfillment in life as a selfish, self centered person. Humility should be the goal and that l can learn to live for something bigger than myself. We love Him because He first loved us.. And we serve Him because He is Lord..
· It’s so true. It's not about us, but Jesus. Thank you for the eye opener this morning.
· Amen, we need to humble ourselves and received the blessings of the Lord, to be a blessing for our brothers and sisters, amen!
· Amen ... Lord your love makes every eye open and every heart heal ...your word makes life seem very easy and healthy...thank you Lord for showing us that humility is a key to a long life full of blessings and peace. What an awesome lesson!
· Amen...we face a difficult century or time whereby our eyes are only fixed on what we see, we only focus on success and other luxury things...we seem to forget it all comes from God the Creator of life.. that's why all things seem to be falling apart, it's because people took God out of their life and put themselves first. We need to rebuild the treasure God gave...that is eternal life...People are also afraid to die but Jesus said he is going to build a new life for us (those who believe in him) in heaven.

With love and appreciation,

Philip and Rita

PS: For your convenience please find our contact details below:
CONTACT DETAILS!
force4good.fvs@gmail.com
PayPal: force4good.ministries@gmail.com

           
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.

 
 


 

 

 
 

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