Off to a great start on 2023


Dear partners, supporters, friends, family, and loved ones,
                 We are so thankful for each one of you for the difference you are making to us personally as well as to the ministry. Together we can do it better, and in fact much of the work would not even be possible were it not for our united our efforts.


We trust that you will enjoy seeing what you are an integral and invaluable part of. Together we are making a difference in the lives of many!

The photos below  picture one of the highlights of this month! We did a united outreach with our Gracelife family, going out two by two. Within about an hour and a half 26 people had been led to receive Jesus as their Lord and Savoir. There is nothing more satisfying than to reach a soul for Jesus and see their eyes fill with light, and new hope. Thankfully we are also able to invite them to come and get their mind renewed, and experience a transformed life with the ability to live victoriously in a fallen world!  And several of those we reached out to joined us the following day for our Sunday gathering.


Here Philip is teaching on: “The Most Important Commandment!”  It also covered some of the laws of the Kingdom showing how God is not mysterious but actually is very reliable and  that we can know what to expect. The picture below shows some a subsequent class Philip taught on the same subject!

Here we were having a follow-up meeting with some of the Sir Lowry's Pass leaders. Philip was expounding more on the subject mentioned above and having a question/answer session.

One of our inspiring times of worship. The children love to joins us for this time and we often end up singing and praising the Lord while dancing around.

We were asked to please help supply some of the very basic stationery needs for 100 of the the Sir Lowry’s Pass children. Basic needs such as: a pencil each, a ruler, and eraser, a sharpener, a blue and a black pen each. Thank you so much to ALL of our partners who enabled us to respond positively!


We are very thankful to S.A. Harvester who on a regular basis are assisting us in helping soup kitchens and private families have their very basis needs, namely food, met. They are making s big difference !

The supplies are distributed in Gordon’s Bay, Temperance Town, Sir Lowry’s Pass and Nomzamo!

Angels’ Kitchen, Sir Lowry’s Pass, greatly appreciating the supplies, - and they eagerly help unload!

Angels’ kitchen again receiving supplies. They made a delicious apricot jam for the children. They also faithfully ensure that all the vegetables are preserved—washed cleaned and frozen!

Here we are delivering supplies to Tom’s Little Angels’ ECD. They are located in the narrow back streets making it nearly impossible for us to drive through to them. Yet they are very needy and we have now arranged it so that they come out to the main street and carry the supplies back to their ECD center.

Joyce’s Soup kitchen, which is the biggest in the village, receiving supplies!

Bright Stars, Nomazamo, which runs and ECD and a soup kitchen, are receiving supplies from SA Harvester as well!

100 liters of milk are collected (monthly) and distributed in Nomzamo and Sir Lowry’s Pass!


Supplies donated by Woolworth. This is one of the largest pick-ups received in a long time, which by the way we have come to expect at the beginning of each new year. We are very thankful for this support! - And the flowers!  :)


We collected 14 large boxes of Weet-Bix which  were distributed to ECD centers, and soup kitchens. As well as (package by package) to individual families!


And we were able to assist a single mother of five children living in Sir Lowry's Pass with an electric stove/oven. We learned that she did not have one for quite a awhile as the one she had before got stolen.
Besides this we also delivered a sleeping couch, a wooden desk and chair, as well as several office folders, clothing, etc, to the village.


We are very thankful to the company supplying these sacks of pizza bases and pre-sliced bread, and to the Lions’ Club  for including us as one of the distributers. These are distributed in approximately 10 different locations in Sir Lowry’s Pass, as well as in Nomzamo. We are however not the only ones benefitting from this generous gift. Many other charities from other areas also come to collect for the people they are ministering to!
The following pictures give a small glimpse of some of the many recipients, however time and space fail to show it all!



This “bread” has come to be greatly appreciated and looked forward to by many people. We think especially by the children, as we often hear them, when driving through the village, chant, “Pizza, pizza, pizza!” Haha!


All the blue bags contain pizza bases or bread!  And the photos are all taken in different places!



Besides regular distribution to the above mentioned kitchens we also have 4 places where drop off pizza, after the kitchens have been assisted and we see there there is still enough, that act as small distribution centers for their immediate neighbors.


Above: Our Bible study group in Nomzamo. Sadly our group  got smaller this year as some workers had to be let go due to the lower number of children being enrolled for the new year. However we are happy to say that we are still in touch with those that are no longer present, via our daily devotional sent out via What’s up!
There are many testimonies of people’s lives being impacted by the Word of God and getting to know who He truly is.
The other day when teaching a Bible study in a shop in Gordon’s Bay a client came in (the young adult daughter of the lady we were teaching was available to assist her). However, she quietly walked around and eventually approached us asking if this class was open for all? She said she overheard us sharing some testimonies and when we backed it up by Scripture she just felt drawn and the desire to join in. Needless to say we are thrilled by these “little” set up and how the Lord helps us be in the right place at the right time.
Meanwhile our new friend has started receiving the Daily Word as well and b=never fails to acknowledge that she has received and read it. —We are expecting great things this year and increased fruitfulness.

.In closing we want to THANK YOU for your time, interest and participation in our work. Together we are creating a better world and future for many.

If you would like to contact us and be a[ part of the work,  please see our details below.
Antonios Michalitsis, FNB, Branch: 200912 Account no. : 62633037082
Rita Olsen, Nedbank, Branch Code: 114145  Account no.: 1043639810

            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

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.




Dear Ones,          

        We wish each of you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR 2023! Thank you so much for your partnership, friendship, and support throughout the year that passed. We could have never accomplished the mission we have been on on our own! Undeniably we’ve come a long way since our meager beginnings, and yet we feel that all of this has just been preparation time for much greater things to come. We’ve brought in a harvest, but there is so much more to come. So as we keep our hands on the plough, we are determined not to look back, and to keep running the race looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith! With God before us what can stand against us!  We are victorious in Him. Thank you for all your prayers that have been offered up on our behalf and that of the ministry.

In the photo above and below: Phillip and I teaching and ministering in Gracelife Sir Lowry’s Pass.  Above I, Rita, am teaching on YOU being the master builder of your house/life. (Matthew 7: 24-28).


On December the 11th, rather than having regular Kids’ Church, we arranged several fun relay games with the kids. We ended the day with each child decorating his/her own cupcake, but not until after a cupcake decoration competition between Emily and JB. The children gather around whom they judged to be the winner and JB won according to the kids. We all had a lot of fun!


On the 18th of December the children put on the Chrismas story play for everyone. Several of us had prepared costumes for them, and although they had not practiced in advance, they all did very well  and received big applause. They day ended with a nice barbecue for everyone and ice cream for desert!


We bought boxes of ice-cream, charcoal, rice, etc,etc, and several packages of adult nappies for a lady that recently suffered a stroke.Adult nappies cost about R 10 a piece and it has been a struggle for the family to afford them. Thanks to you and your support we have been able to also stand in the gap with this need and help make the holiday season more joyous for this dear one.—The supplies below are for the cupcakes  (over 50) which Sophia helped us bake! We couldn’t have done it without our amazing team!

There were 4 boxes of quarter leg chicken, vegetables, rice, etc. as well! Thank you everyone! :)

On the 25th of December we listened to an amzing Christmas message by our lead pastor Shayne. (Seen on the TV screen). 
The children received a surprise party –pack each. We had also bought chocolate cake which was served after we all sang Happy Birthday to Jesus. On the way out apples were distributed to everyone as well.

We thank the Lord for a fun-filled month with many celebrations in honor of our Lord and King, Jesus Christ. We are also very thankful for the freedom to celebrate the season together!

We collected and distributed 100 liters of milk, and collected food from Woolworth for the main kitchen in Sir Lowry’s Pass once a week. While in the yard we sort the food in 7 categories, weigh it, and package it into boxes for delivery. We are very thankful for the help received from Woolworths/FoodShare!


This year we felt led to concentrate more on the especially needy families and to make a bigger difference for them during the Christmas/New Year season. We put together several food hampers and bought vouchers to the value of R 500 a piece. Whoever attended the Gracelife service on the 18th all received a warm delicious Christmas meal. We are so thankful to you, our partners and for the difference we are making together! Thank you everyone!


Seen here are some of the many supplies brought to Angels’ Kitchen in Sir Lowry’s Pass. Additional supplies such as fruit and veggies, staples, and bread/pizza bases, are being brought every Thursday and Friday.

We are very thankful for S.A. Harvester who has strengthened our effort immensely in now supplying for our work on a weekly basis. Philip and I collect from them in Cape Town, and then deliver to Gordon’s Bay’s Lions for the projects in that area after which we make deliveries in Sir Lowry’s Pass and Nomzamo!

Seen here are some of the “angels” eagerly anticipating their meal from Angels’ kitchen and below some ladies from the kitchen busily at work making some of the needed preparations!


We are extremely thankful for the big difference it is making to the people to receive bread and pizza bases on a regular basis. We are often told by people who run the kitchens that people have come during the week asking for pizza bases and some come early on a Friday morning, knowing that we will be coming to their kitchen for sure that day. We often also collect on a Monday and/or a Wednesday as well, but usually always on a Friday.

One of our deliveries to  the Angels’ Kitchen in Sir Lowry’s Pass. We deliver to at least 10 different places altogether, but not always the same day as different factors play in..amount received, etc.

People  queuing  to receive pizza bases at one of the kitchens in Sir Lowry’s Pass.

Some fresh produce from S.A. Harvester being delivered to Joyce’s soup kitchen. Below is seen one of the many pizza base deliveries also at Joyce's Soup Kitcehn. This has especially been helpful during the holiday season when they aim to hand out food parcels and give the staff an easier workload by not having to cook hot meals.


As members of the Lions’ Club we seek to give a helping hand when and where possible. Here we helped prepare party-packs (in lunch boxes) for the children in  Temperance Town, and we helped prepare 150 hot dogs to be handed out there as well.

Besides that gift packs were  prepared for 30-40 elderly in a senior home and a team went to serve high tea and provide entertainment for them as well.


In response to our Christmas appeal one of our friends and her team helped us by providing and distributing party packs for the children from the Angels’ Kitchen. As we should have expected many more turned up than expected, so next year we hope to come fully prepared to not leave anyone disappointed. We thank our dear friend all of you for helping us to make this season very festive.

On the last day with our Nomzamo LifeGroup we left them with a cake to enjoy together! Here they are also showing their Bibles which they have been faithfully using since the day they received them. They are all getting better and faster at looking up Scriptures during our study times! :)

In closing we want to wish you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013! We look forward to our continued partnership and to the great things the Lord has in store for all of us.

We send love, prayers and much appreciation to you and your families,

Philip and Rita

Antonios Michalitsis, FNB, Branch: 200912 Account no. : 62633037082
Rita Olsen, Nedbank, Branch Code: 114145  Account no.: 1043639810

            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

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.