Dear friends, partners and all,      

We are very grateful for your prayers, partnership and support, which are propelling us forward to make an undeniable difference! Thank you so much for your wonderful teamwork.

Graduation Party Sir Lowry's Pass:

This month brought with it a big victory as a great milestone was reached in the lives of many of our students, as they completed a basic discipleship course. We are very proud of some of our older students who completed the course ahead of the others and then turned around and helped those that had gaps to catch up. The Lord is definitely raising up strong and caring leaders in the community and their lives will never be the same again. Once you have drunk deeply of the fountain of life nothing else will ever satisfy. 

We had approximately 70 people in attendance and approx. 20 graduates. One of our students missed her graduation, but will be carrying on participating in the new teachings ahead of us. There are many new developments which we will be telling you about shortly and as they materialize! Stay tuned! It’s exciting!

Area Fellowship:

At the beginning of the month we had a guest speaker, Christiaan, who gave a tremendous talk on work ethics and your attitude at the work place and towards your boss, all based of the Word and Christian values. We were inspired to later hear testimonies from some of the participants of how they had applied some of the counsel given and how it had been a real source of strength to them.

At these events we not only serve a warm delicious meal to the participants, but also ensure that the children and people in the street get at least a sandwich and are not left comfortless.

We also had a farewell/send off and prayer for Romina an intern from Albania with Gracelife ministries, who stayed in South Africa for six months. During this time she completed Bible School and participated in many ministry related activities. We were fortunate to have her stay with us for brief periods of time. Romina had a real heart for the Sir Lowry’s Pass ministry and she will be missed. She will be a pillar to the work in Albania due to all the training she received while in South Africa.

Unexpected Miracle of Supply:

We received an unexpected invitation (among several other charities) to come and help ourselves to any furniture we could use from a storeroom that needed to be emptied.
We were able to fill a large truck, two bakkies and a trailer with good wooden furniture.
All the furniture that we, Force4Good received, was distributed in the Sir Lowry’s Pass village. We are very thankful to the generous donor for including us in this. THANK YOU!

And the Blessings Kept Flowing:

Some of the supplies distributed to the soup kitchen and the ECD (Early Childhood Development) centers this month include: 19 boxes of ducks, 18 large boxes of Weet-Bix with 24 packs in each, 160 liters of milk, 30 kg of rice, 2 very large sacks of baby clothes, approximately 6 sacks of adult clothing and shoes, a computer and two screens, etc. and the furniture mentioned previously. We are very thankful to the Lord for His faithful supply! In the first picture is a kitchen for children in Sir Lowry’s Pass that we have recently started to help as well when we are able to do so.

A Friendly Reminder of Our Christmas Appeal:

We want to thank each of you for your interest and participation in our work. Christmas is usually the busiest time of year for us. This year however we have been invited for a family reunion with our daughters, son-in-law and granddaughters in the States, something we are looking forward to very much. If you would like to partner with us in this trip it will be much appreciated. Thanks!
We will be gone from the middle of December till the middle of January 2018. But before our departure we  are making sure that everyone’s expectations will be met. This of course will not be possible without your help. We are also happy to say that the work will carry on as some of our amazing friends have volunteered to help and to continue  to minister to the people in our absence. What a wonderful network you all are!
  The Christmas meal at the Soup Kitchen:

We thank Leon’s Duck Farm for providing all the duck needed for the meal. We still need the following ( or vouchers towards it) by the first week of December as we will be away after that) 
10 kg mince, 50 kg potatoes, 12 heads of cabbage, 15 kg carrots, 20 kg onions. 20 kg rice, 20 kg pasta, 5 liter tomato sauce, 5 kg mayonnaise, 5 liters cooking oil, 40 liters juice.

 Kids at the Christmas Event:

We usually estimate that approximately 300 children attend the Christmas event at the soup kitchen. For this occasion we like to hand out Goodie Bags. We would like contributions towards these in order to make them as uniform as possible …latest by the end of November.
 Food Hampers:

The kitchen is closed during the public holidays, which for the neediest families/individuals presents a big problem. This gave birth to our initiative to provide food hampers to help people have food in the house and be able to enjoy the festive season. This year we, due to our absence, aim to provide each family with a gift card of R 300 for Shoprite. You can help make this possible by either buying a R 300 Gift Card personally or contributing financially by the end of November.
 Christmas for the Children:

Christmas is especially an exciting event for the children, which they anticipate with lots of hope and excitement. For this reason we like to contribute towards meeting some of these expectations. For the past many years we have sought to help ECD centers (Early Childhood Development centers). This year we have 7 centers anticipating our assistance, approximately 400 children. We are aiming to help provide special treats for the groups to enjoy on the day of their Christmas celebration. Some suggestions are: Juice, Cookies, Chips, Sweets, Cake, Chocolate, And/or the like!

 Invitation to Partnership:
We are active all year round responding to the needs of the underprivileged. Some of what this entails for us are:
 Improving Living Conditions:

Bringing Supplies: Food, Clothing, etc:

Providing Educational Materials:

Sharing the Love of God and Establishing New Believers in the Faith:

We want to end here by thanking those of you that have already started to respond to our plea! May you and all of our wonderful helpers be mightily blessed!


Spiritual Growth and Progress
Housing Projects for the Underprivileged
New Kids Kitchen
Tom's Little Angels
Duck Distribution
Weet-Bix Distribution

Dear Ones,

       Before we get into the accomplishments of the month that passed, we want to let you know that our hearts go out to you with great thankfulness and appreciation for your selfless giving and determination to make a difference in the lives are those not able to help themselves. We understand that life has its own set of challenges for each of us, you, and this only makes us all the more appreciative of all you do and sacrifice to partner with us in bringing about much needed changes.
       We want you to know that your labors of love are not in vain. We are seeing amazing spiritual growth, lives changed and people finding new hope and courage as well as direction in how to turn their lives around.
       All these accomplishments are not the efforts of a selected few, but rather due to our combined efforts, each playing and essential and invaluable part! We THANK each and everyone. YOU are our heroes, and we are keeping you in our prayers!



The part of the Sir Lowry’s Pass family that were able to accept the invitation to Gracelife Church for some great teaching, yummy bowerwors rolls, delicious sweet and drinks,fun fellowship, jumping castle for the children, etc. in celebration of Heritage Day.

One of our five weekly Bible study groups. We are presently going through the Rooted (basis discipleship course) for the second time in a row to help those that missed classes here and there to be able to catch up in order to graduate. Some of our older students are also helping to teach individuals. 

Those that attended Rooted diligently and are waiting for the others to catch up are now having a foretaste of Bible school with Philip. In the new year we hope to start Bible school with test and certificate for those that would like to really learn and lay a strong foundation in their walk with the Lord.

Ewaldi teaching from Ephesians 6. 

We were also blessed by her homemade soup and home baked bread. Sanobiah on the far left and Romina on the far right were happy to help serve!

Philip teaching on our identity in Christ and helping the students memorize scriptures.

# 1

This house, belonging to an elderly single mother, was painted inside and out, with just they the bedrooms still to be done.

Also, some further roof repair was done and sheets were added to provide further protection

This is what the outside walls looked like before the work began.

Wayne busy painting the walls of the living room.


# 2

The plumbing of the brick house previously erected is presently being done and these pipes are part of the installation.

The plumber busy preparing to install the sink and shower.

Happy and thankful to no longer needing to catch the waste water under the sink and having to empty the heavy basin from there.


The first picture shows the small house that used to be, with no windows or proper ventilation. We got the house (in the second picture seen to the far right) which was attached to the already existing one. The floor in the new house was cemented (last month) and this month ceiling and some rhino board walls were put up. As seen the front of the old structure was also spruced up to make it look nice & uniform..

The walls before:

The walls no (soon to be painted):

We found there was a large window in the old structure, which had been completely covered behind the bed, in order to provide privacy. The floor in now being prepared for cementing (which Katy managed to get on her own!) This room will double as kitchen and living room.


Lita, one of our Bible students, with the help of her family, has started a small soup kitchen for the children in her immediate neighborhood. We are assisting her according to our ability and are proud of her initiative.


Tom’s Angels is a small Daycare Center in r Lowry’s Pass recently contacted us for help. We were able to assist them with various food items this far, but they are especially concerned about Christmas and being able to bless each of the children in some special way. They have between 20-30 little ones.

Weet-Bix, milk and ducks were received with great appreciation.


A BIG thank you to Leon and his family for their generous supply of ducks.  In the photo above: The pick-up. Below: Joyce’s Soup Kitchen   — Please join us in prayer for healing of the land of the bird flu and drought. Also please pray for those whose businesses are affected by either one. Thank U!

Some of the Bible students (above) receiving a couple of ducks each for them and their families. Below: Bright Stars Nomzamo. Altogether 6 ECD (Early Childhood development) centers, 2 kitchens and many individuals families were greatly blessed.


One kitchen and 6 ECD centers as well as many individual families were blessed with Weet-Bix.

Emily's Play School Sir Lowry's Pass:

Lathi-Tha Sir Lowry's Pass:

Joyce's Soup Kitchen Sir Lowry's Pass:

Mila's Angels Sir Lowry's Pass:

Sunshine Kids Sir Lowry's Pass:

In closing we want to let you know that we are keeping you in our prayers and to please not hesitate to send us any specific prayer requests that you would like us to pray for.