Victorious & Amazing June News!

Dear Friends,Partners and family
             We are so happy to be able to share with you once again about the wonderful things the Lord is doing and the faithful ways in which He manifests His love and care for all of us and for the poor. A BIG THANK YOU to Lion’s Club Gordon’s Bay, who this month blessed us with approximately 60 sacs of pre-sliced bread and approx. 130 sack of pizza bases. This was collected and distributed regularly throughout the month. We are able to assist: Joyce’s Soup Kitchen in Sir Lowry’s Pass, the newly opened soup kitchen in Lwandle, approx. 6-7 Soup Houses (the smaller home kitchens geared for the children) —as well as to many individual families in need. We want to thank our precious helpers in the village and all of those who cook and distribute food in their communities, without whom it would not be possible. Love is the most important thing and will abide forever regardless of what happens. (1 Cor. 13:13).


Hetta's Soup House for children:

This family runs s Soup House for children, and also assist  all their needy neighbor in their immediate vicinity. They have been faithfully serving others for years.

Jessica's Soup House for children:

More Soup Houses for the children, and their needy neighbors. They all share as & far much as possible.and Jessica also shares with her sister who likewise runs a Soup House for the children of her neighborhood!

Mila's Soup House for children:

Janetta's Soup House for children:


The photos here are all from food delivery to Joyce’s Soup Kitchen. Twice weekly the kitchen is receiving food from  Woolworth’s. —On the photos below the generous bread donation from the Lion’s in Gordon’s Bay is being delivered —twice.


We seek to assist the newly opened soup kitchen in Lwandle as much as possible. Shown here are three different deliveries this month!


We praise the Lord for His goodness and for each and everyone of you our partners. The shopping seen here was done for the people of Sir Lowry’s Pass that are still struggling to make ends meet!

The shopping seen here was done for people living outside Sir Lowry’s Pass in places such as Zola, Nissan Park, etc.

The generous donation if bread also made its way to individual families via the food parcels!


We want to thank our Gracelife family for contributing these boxes of very nice clothing, etc for the Sir Lowry’s Pass village!

Here Philip is delivering two large sacks of shoes, two large sacks of clothing, two pressure cookers, etc. All donated by friends and friendly neighbors.

We also want to thank those of you who responded to our plea for help towards blankets, and you our faithful supporters, As seen here we were able to buy some nice warm winter blankets (several of which have already been distributed). We are now prepared to distribute the rest as the requests come in.

We also like to thank our missionary friends who donated 5 sacks of pumpkin, 25 liters of cooking oil, barbecue sauce, 5 liter tomato sauce, 120 cups plus 7 kg yogurt, several large bunches of fresh greens and herbs, 2 sacks of bread, toilet paper, etc.

Again this month 100 liters of milk were distributed among the Soup Houses and needy families.



According to Matthew 4:4 "man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that comes from the mouth of God." On all the weekdays we send our feeding Word based teachings and the following are a few of the many reactions we have reveived in response to the Word:


· Awesome word.. Thank you Rita. Such a blessing to know your authority and we are in control of what God's power does.
· True Yes Amen! Powerful, wow! If I don't trust in the Lord, I can't accomplish the things He planned for me. l must put my trust in my Lord.
· What a good lesson for me to learn, cause my church are falling apart and it breaks my heart, but on my own strength I can do nothing I must trust God to fix it and heal what's broken.
· Amen!! We can do all things thru Christ!! This s powerful! BE blessed.
· True, don't quit, just focus on Jesus, put your eyes on him .Thank you for your encouragement.
· Hallelujah!! I like 1st Samuel 30:1-6 gives us hope to strengthen ourselves in the Lord!! Thank you very much this is powerful!
· Thank you for the eye opener of the word of God. So true. God bless you!
· Wow powerful. I read it this morning.... But I think I wasn't properly awake, because I just read it again and am going to explain what I understand of it to my daughters. One is 7yrs and one is 14yrs. I will tell you how that pans out. What a great word. l will give praise to the Lord  every day of my life and Thanksgiving not matter what l will praise my Lord! Thank you for the word be blessed.
· Hallelujah!! Doubt is a weapon that can lead into missing blessings!! So profound!! Thank u and have a blessed day!!
· Wow!! So true and most profound!
· Amen and amen !! I have learned a lot from doubt to faith and hope. This will strengthen me as well!! This is powerful, thank u very much.
· Thank you.. remarkable teaching.
· Yes, the Gospel saves us as believers from hell, but it also brings such an awesome revelation of God's offer of Grace, for those who don’t believe hell is a reality. That’s why we have to go into all the world and tell people about Gods Grace.
· Hallelujah what an eye opener this morning. God is good.
· Thank you so for the empowering word.


We would like to end here by sending much love and appreciation to each of you our loved ones, partners and supporters, without which none of this would be possible. You are inour prayers and we pray that you may all the mightily blessed and prospered!

With love and appreciation,

Philip and Rita



May 2020 News Letter a "Force4Good in Difficult Times"

Dear partners, friends, supporters, and all,
We want to send a BIG thank you! Together we have been able to make a big difference in the lives of many. We would like to start by giving you a brief overview of what we have accomplished together since the beginning of the lock-down (level 5) till the end of level 4, now the 1st of June.
The  news shared here are not including the Food Drive that was done on Philip’s birthday the 14th of May that many of you contributed towards. We went out a special Thank You report on that just a few days after the event and trust that you have received that. If not please let us know and we will be sure to send it to you.
We distributed about 400 food parcels to needy families. These parcels contained enough food to sustain a small family for about a week.

Seen here is a brief glimpse of some of our many purchased. Needless to say we would have never been able to do this without the very generous contributions of you, our precious partners, supported and friends. And for those of you that have chosen to be anonymous we know that the Lord knows who you are and we pray for all of you that the Lord will mightily bless and prosper you. Acts 20:35 says, “Remember the words of our Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
We regularly supported various soup kitchens that in turn reached out to adults and children alike. The SOUP HOUSES were specifically  geared to minister to children. One of the soup kitchens we assisted is a new kitchen that opened in Lwandle. It was aiming to minister to approximately 150 people, but at time found up to 400 people at their doors.

50 food vouchers (40 of R 250 and 10 of R 200) were distributed as well!

In order to reach into each household with a word of hope and encouragement we printed up some short messages. We wrote 3 different ones: One on Psalm 91 with comments, one on Psalm 23 also with comments, and one called ‘Who Are You”, touching on: Spirit, soul and body (1 Thessalonians. 5:23) as well as our identity in Christ. Each of the tracts also had a salvation message included.

Since the church was closed down and we were no longer able to meet in person we started meeting via What’s Up. We have presently have 4 different groups that we meet with weekly this way. We also started sending out different Word based teachings this way and now have over 100 people that we minister to daily in this way. As a result we now have people that want to start Bible study groups with us, want to be baptized, want to have their children dedicated as soon as the lock-down is over. Many of these people have also been forwarding the teachings to other people and so we are seeing that there is a big hunger for people to get to know the Lord better. Many have had religion and a lot of do’s and don't s in connection to their relationship with the Lord but few have realized His true nature, His deep unconditional love, His grace and mercy as well as their identity in Christ, the authority and responsibility He has placed on us, etc. etc. This whole lock-down has opened many hearts and we are eager to continue to minister to these precious ones and the ones to come.
· The Word is healing me. Now I know that everything will be OK.
· Thank you, and amen! It helps me to believe that God is good!
· Wow what a revelation God is not the author of problems or confusion!! I love this! Be blessed for sharing.
· Amen !! Profound! Thank you for this powerful teaching.
· Please try to send me something every day Thank you very much! It’s better now that you gave me something to read. Thanks a lot. God bless you!
· This is awesome. We must not allow our imagination to be controlled by negative thoughts.
· Thank you for the encouragement. So true words. I was really afraid to go to the hospital.
· Amen, thank you for the wise words that gives us strength and trust in the Lord through it all.
· Thank you very much, It is uplifting in these difficult times!
· Every morning me and my wife are waiting for your Bible teaching. Thank you very much!
· Thanks for this amazing insight. As a family we study together most evenings. The study of God sovereignty fits right in with our study at the moment. Thanks for this thought provoking piece!
· This is freedom for sure. Many people are not aware of this truth. I am forwarding to a few contacts so that people may know their identity in Christ. Thank you very much for this eye opening truth!
· Wow, I shared these powerful words with 7 people. They are very thankful for it!
We received many more responses and many questions as well. Praise the Lord!
We are also very happy to say that it is evident that the Lord through our work in Sir Lowry’s Pass has raised up sold out dedicated leaders in the village. We are assured that nothing will stop them now and that they will be able to carry on with or without us. They are determined, sold out and already giving their all to minister to and help equip others with faith and a deeper understanding of and love for the Lord. We are rejoicing that our labors there have most definitely not been in vain.
Besides assisting Sir Lowry’s Pass village with approx. 200 facemask (a large amount of which were sponsored by the LIONS CLUB in Gordon's  Bay, for which we thank them, we were also able to assist a nearby township with several masks upon their request.

We want to also thank and acknowledge our Gracelife family who also stepped in and assisted with food parcels, etc. (Seen in the photo below is our Gracelife team busy sorting and packaging food parcels for the Sir Lowry’s Pass families.
We were also approached asked to assist a new soup kitchen opening in Lwandle. They geared for approximately 150 and found nearly 400 people queuing at their doors once they opened. As seen below we reached out to assist and will continue to do so to the best of our ability and as the Lord provides.

We continued to assist with 100 liters of milk a month. Most of it was used for morning porridge for by the Soup Houses cooking breakfast for the children and some was distributed among the especially needy families with several children as not all the children were able to get to the Soup Houses, The Soup Houses were mainly a street by street endeavor although that was not strictly adhered to.

 We are reaching out to people outside Sir Lowry’s Pass, friends and neighbors as well. And ministering spiritually as well. Matthew 4:4“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God!”

 As seen here the Lord was not limited by the lock-down and continued to pour out many blessing. A dear friend of ours donated an electric oven which was received with much gratefulness. We were also able to provide several families with nappies for their little ones, a blanket (for a single mother who told us her and her small son cuddle up at night and sleep with their clothes on due to the cold (Please see our request for more blankets at the end of this letter), and the bed here was donated to a family that had been sleeping on a borrowed bed that suddenly and unexpectedly had to be returned. Besides assisting this family with a bed we were also able to assist them with many other essential needs.

In closing we would like to make a special appeal for winter blankets. If any of you have extra blankets that you would like to donate please contact us. We will be able to collect if need be. Thank you in advance for your kind consideration!
To our final word of closing we want to add a BIG THANK YOU to all of our precious partners, friends and supporters. All that has been/ and is yet to be accomplished, is due to an amazing network of people with unselfish love and outgoing concern. You are all wonderful and we are thankful to be working together in the ministry.

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