Dear partners, friends, family, and loved ones,                 
We wish you all a very Happy New Year 2022! Thank you for standing by our side all throughout the year that passed, and many previous years as well. We know that all the Lord’s plans for us for the new year and onwards are only good (Jer.29:11) and that the way we lay hold of that promise is by faith, by believing. And faith is accessible to all of us through His Word. (Rom. 10:17) We need to consider His promises (Rom. 4:17) rather than our natural circumstances. “Beloved, we pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers” ( 3John 2)

With much love and appreciation for the year that passed,
Philip and Rita

Emily, our campus pastor, led a beautiful Christmas service on the 25th. We had a full house! 

The children performed, sang, and wished everyone a very Merry Christmas!

Altogether 50 goodie bags were distributed as well. It worked out beautifully as some grandparents were able to bring some home for their grandchildren that did not attend, thus spreading the joy!

100 hotdogs were provided as well, a favorite for both big and small, along with a nice cool drink for everyone.

A happy grandparent and mother bringing home an unexpected treat for their kids.
 We also served home-baked cookies. And whatever was leftover of cookies and hotdogs was taken to the street and distributed to some of the poor people just hanging out there.


At our year-end social with Lion’s club chicken was grilled for a home for seniors, as well as 100 burgers for children, which was distributed in Temperance Town at lunchtime the same day.

While the men were busy grilling we, the ladies, packed the burgers and chips and packed 100 goodie bags for the children at Temperance Town. When all was done and distributed, we ended the event with a delicious meal served for all the members, along with a nice time of fellowship!

On the day of our socials with the Lions’ Club, we also received an unexpected contribution of sliced bread. While some went to distributed food, etc in Temperance Town we went to Sir Lowry’s Pass to distribute nice fresh bread to some of our food distribution centers located there!


As some of you may remember we sent out a Christmas Appeal plea for help to be able to provide a nice Christmas treat for many children in various places—one of them being at Mila’s Angels in Sir Lowry’s Pass. We are happy to say that with everyone pitching in all our requests were met. Our dear friends A, D and children, entertained and brought gifts (homemade clay and cutters, along with party packs filled with yummy treats. THANK YOU to all of you who contributed to something in some way!


The Angels’ Kitchen in Sir Lowry’s Pass (geared for the children) stayed open till just a few days before Christmas. Seen here is our last shopping for them for the year that passed.

Daily up to 80 children come to this kitchen for a hot meal. At Christmas when not only hot meals, but goodies bags (we bought chips and juice, and the Lions’ Club assisted with kids' eggs, caramels, etc

Please notice the box in the photo. Nearly one hundred kids lined up to be blessed on the day the Christmas meal was served, and100 goodies bags were distributed! Thank you for helping to make it possible! We also bought chips and juice to be added to the goodie bags.


Here we provide a hot meal for approximately 140 families (not individuals) twice weekly. We also help collect and deliver foods from Woolworths on a regular basis and helped them get one more contact this year with Woolies from where they collect several times a week. A BIG THANK YOU TO Woolworths for their support!

The generous bread contribution is received via the Lions’ Club on a weekly (and sometimes more) basis! A huge help in feeding many! TY!


We also (through our united efforts) fully support this Kitchen in Nomzamo, which feeds a hot meal to up to 300 people on a daily basis five times a week! Together we are making a difference!


The Light House kitchen in Sir Lowry’s Pass (also predominantly geared for children) asked for assistance to bless 160 children with special treats. Here we delivered ice-cream and lollipops for their event.


We also restocked the Food Bank in Sir Lowry’s Pass to ensure (to the best of our ability) that no one would go hungry during the holidays. As seen there was also a nice bags of clothes to be distributed!

A BIG THANK YOU to the Lions for providing all the toys, caramels, kids’ eggs, etc. seen here. These were distributed 5 ways and blessed approximately 500 children! We are blessed to be a blessing!

Mila’s Kitchen feeds hundreds of people on a daily basis and is greatly assisted  by our weekly bread contribution.  For Christmas we also provided potato chips,  juice, and  caramels  for 150 children!


We again received a generous donation of baby formula and nappies. These supplies were distributed at the clinic  in Sir Lowry’s Pass. As mentioned in one of our earlier newsletters they are quite restricted by many criteria that must be met for them to hand out the aid from the already established feeding program. However they are often broken hearted when needy mothers come seeking help, but who do not meet all the requirements. With our contribution they are now able to help mothers like these.

When we did our Christmas program at Tom’s Little Angels we found that they had adopted a little newborn baby who the mother was unable to care for. In spite of them already being quite needy themselves they took on this added responsibility (and of course enormous blessing). We will seek to assist them with nappies and formula as much as possible (two very expensive items). We are also  assisted two other young single mothers with newborns struggling to make ends meet (from Sir Lowry’s)


In recent months we also upon request started assisting this relatively new kitchen in Sir Lowry’s Pass (which does not have a name). We are so grateful for the pizza bases which enable us to do so!


It is not possible to adequately express the big help and blessing this bread and pizza bases are to so many — in fact we would not even be able to count the many people it feeds. When we arrive for our collection it is usually all hands on deck to help us get loaded up, and often to the brim! We are very thankful and pray that the company, and the Lions may be mightily blessed!


We also had a year-end social with our precious Life-Group leaders (whom we consider family) in Sir Lowry’s Pass. We were able to blessed each one with a gift and voucher for food for them and their families as a small token of our gratefulness for all their labors of love. We also had a at our nice times together packing the 50 goodies bags that were later distributed to them children  at the church at our Christmas service.

We were also able to bless our Life Group in Nomazamo during our last meeting and to express our thankfulness for all their labors of love, and hard work they put into not only caring for the many children at their daycare, but also for the many people (as mentioned earlier sometimes up to 300 people a day) that have come to look to, and depend on them for a once a day hot meal. They are untiring and unselfishly serving, and we consider it a privileged to be able to call them, and our precious team in Sir Lowry’s Pass, and Gracelife our church family (which by the way also pitched in generously to enable us to meet the needs this Christmas) who live in such a selfless and outward focused way our friends.And in this we also include all of you who help keep our ministry going! We are extremely blessed by these many precious people that the Lord has placed in our lives.

In closing we again want to thank, and to remind everyone that it is you and us, our team, that is making all this possible. It is through our combined efforts that we are able to have a big impact, and bring about changes felt both physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Jesus came to save the whole man, and when we reach out on all fronts we are able to represent His love and care.

We look forward to entering the new year with you, our team, as we continue forward hand in hand with each of you and invaluable friends and partners.

Much love and prayers,

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

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.

Love Came Down at Christmas!


Love Came Down at Christmas!

We want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
         It has been a great pleasure to teamwork with each and everyone one of you. We want to THANK YOU for each of your contributions in whichever form they may have come. Together we have had an extraordinary impact in many lives: spiritually, emotionally, and physically.
          We look forward to continuing our united efforts in the new year. Although the world may seem darker, we are promised that "the path of the righteous shines more and more unto that perfect day." (Proverbs 4:18)
          With the promises of God on our side, we look forward to the great and mighty works that He has lined up for the year to come. We trust in His ability in and through us! We firmly believe that the best is yet to come!
          Meanwhile, we want you to know that you are in our prayers. We hope and pray that you will have time with your family and loved ones that you will be able to unwind and get refreshed and renewed for the year ahead and that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man. (Ephesians 3:16).
          We look forward to carrying on with you by our side in the new year. It is an honor for us to be working with you. Until then, we wish you all the best, a nice vacation, and that all your hopes and dreams may come true.
With many thanks and much love and appreciation,
Philip and Rita
PS: Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need pray or anything else,we will be here and available most of the time!

Notable News November 2021!


Dear Ones,         

We want to thank you for partnering with our ministry. As a team, we do it better, and it never ceases to amaze us what can get accomplished when we all work together for the good of others. Thank you so much for your selflessness, and steadfastness even when times get tough. Thank you!
Christmas is here! In a united effort with the Lion’s Club Gordon’s Bay (who sponsored gifts, and sweets) we had a Christmas celebration for the little ones at Tom’s Little Angels. This was only the second time they received gifts at Christmas (the first time was some years back when we were able to help them receive the famous shoe boxes from ‘Santa’s Shoeboxes). We sang and danced and the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We told them the story of ‘Baby Jesus’ and showed them pictures from a younger children’s picture Bible. In the end, all the adults at the daycare signed up for our daily devotionals and have already let us know they appreciate receiving the Word like this on a daily basis.


Delicious hot dogs were served which the children thoroughly enjoyed! As well as juice!

And beautifully decorated and delicious cupcakes!

And the gift bags were all homemade with lots of love. As mentioned this was the second time only that they received gifts for Christmas. They are real ‘African’ little ones and practiced the art of carrying the bags on their heads. It seemed to just come naturally that that is what you do! :)


We are very happy to report that shortly after our Christmas Appeal went out we were contacted by some friends who bought a brand new freezer for the Bright Stars Soup Kitchen project. And it will be a blessing all around.

As you might remember we are aiming at 100 vouchers at R 250 each. This far we have 20! :)
Here is a brief update on where we are at this far in regards to the Christmas appeal. The things still needed are:
· A 40-liter cooking pot for the ‘Angels Kitchen’ in Sir Lowry’s Pass.
· 80 more food vouchers (if we are to hit our target and be able to make a real difference for those depending on kitchens that will be closing during the holidays. We will not be able to help all, but at least some.
· Sausages, ice-cream, lollipops and other sweets for the big children’s event for approximately 150 children (We were initially told 200, but they do not expect quite that many after all) which we mentioned in the appeal. The other needs mentioned will be provided by other donors.
· When writing the appeal we had forgotten to mention that the kitchen ‘Bright Stars’ in Nomzamo also had requested a 50-liter cooking pot. We are happy to say that the Lions Club in Gordon’s Bay has offered to sponsor that for them.
· NOTE: Just as we were writing this, new requests came in as we were told no one else had stepped forward to assist: Goodie bags, (etc.) for 60 children at Emily’s Play school, and chips and juice for 30 children at Mila’s Angels, as well as chips and juice for 150 children that receive food on a daily basis from Mila’s Angels Soup Kitchen.


We received a very generous donation of over fifty beautiful hardcover Bibles.  We aim to give these little by little over time as we find people that we trust will use them and who do not already have Bibles. We brought a box full to our church in Sir Lowry’s Pass to have on hand there. Some were handed our there already to some ladies that attend our church regularly and did not have Bibles. Others were handed out to some of our Bible students in Nomzamo that we meet with every Monday morning from 7-7:30 am. Many (if not most) of the people we have ministered to on the streets of Nomzamo do not have Bibles, and so, as we get to know them better, etc., we look forward to being able to present them with their very own Bible.


42 homes in Nomzamo burned to the ground. The Lions Club was approached to assist the victims. Via Checkers/Shoprite we received a donation of 3 bales of blankets—approx. 70 blankets. Philip and I helped collect the blankets from Cape Town. Later it was arranged for a pastor and his team to manage the distribution in order to ensure the blankets went to the fire victims. As seen below someone also donated hygiene products etc. which were distributed along with the blankets. Please keep these poor families in your prayers that they can be provided with new housing, etc. soonest possible. Thank you!


Another big donation received (again via Lions) were 230 kg of Instant Millie Meal. Philip and I collected it and distributed it all among our projects (ECD Centers, and a Soup House that serves breakfast) in Sir Lowry’s Pass and Nomzamo. It was reported back that the children loved it and were eager for seconds. The teachers also expressed their appreciation as it is instant and easy and quick to prepare. Again we are so thankful for the miraculous supply. Below: Some of the children in one of the poorest daycare centers enjoying a healthy filling breakfast



Seen here are Joyce and Cathleen with this month’s shopping for the project we run there for the HIV/AIDS Victims. Thank you everyone for helping to make our support possible.

This month we not only received lots of bread and pizza bases, but also lots of ready-made meals. The meals were all brought to Joyce’s kitchen where they cater for families (as opposed to just individual meals) .

 Besides that, the Woolies donation is also much appreciated. Joyce has now been given regular donations as well from a new Woolworths recently opened in Strand. We are so thankful to see how the Lord, as the need increases, miraculously increase the supply as well. The Lord treasures people above all else. Praise the Lord!


This month we again received Weet-Bix which was distributed among various Daycare centers.

Some of the happy recipients at  Sunshine Kids in Sir Lowry’s Pass.

And the Lord provided milk as well (100 liters) which was likewise distributed,

We are the main supporters of the ‘Bright Stars’ kitchen. Seen here is this month’s bulk shopping.

It was ‘all hands on deck as we delivered a full load of bread and pizza bases to ‘Bright Stars’ kitchen in Nomzamo.

 We also thank our friends from ‘Helping Hand’ for assisting us with some fresh veggies and bread….and we brought fresh full-cream milk as well!

Approximately 300 people depend on this kitchen to provide them with a hot meal daily. The kitchen will be closed for about 3 weeks as most of the staff is from the Eastern Cape and look forward to visit there during the holidays.

The weekly bread and pizza donations are being greatly appreciated by numerous people who depend on the loving-kindness of others.


We also thank those of you who have helped with shoes, and clothing, etc. Here is Ingrid, whose house burned down just a few months back, with two brand new quilts and matching pillowcases, etc. And again below, some very nice shoes and clothing were delivered.

Here is Charles, with his brand new glasses (and sight restored). He is the fourth person to receive a pair of glasses completely free of charge thanks to  Lions and Bright Sight! How can one possibly express proper thanks for the gift of sight?

We again thank Helping Hand for their assistance with the supplies seen here.

Here is one of our weekly bread/pizza bases delivery to the Angels’ Kitchen in Sir Lowry’s Pass!

Angels’ Kitchen feeds a hot meal daily to approximately 60-70 children, and approximately 20 stop by in the morning for porridge before going to school.

This is a newly started kitchen in Sir Lowry’s Pass. They do not yet have a name. This is a sad indicator that the need has not lessened. Let’s all be praying for a breakthrough so that people can start generating income and get back on their feet again.

The bread and pizza bases are feeding countless people. We are so thankful to see it donated to the neediest.



We are thankful to be actively involved in our church as elders both in the kids’ ministry and otherwise.

 The church was beautifully decorated for Thanksgiving! Here we are praying for those that had their birthdays during the week that passed!

Here the children had a lesson on the free gift of salvation. They were offered the gift, but had to accomplish an impossible task to get it. The solution was that the gift was brought to them—unearned and undeserved! FREE!

All the children that have been regularly attending Kids’ Church were treated to a special trip to Spur in Somerset Mall. A fantastic time was had by all. Most of them fell asleep in the bus on the way home! :)

Above: Philip teaching our Life Group Monday morning. Below: Rita praying for everyone including the children.

Our Life-Group in Sir Lowry’s Pass.

At the beginning of this month I, Rita, graduated from the second year of Charis Bible college. A BIG THANK YOU goes out to our dear friend C. who helped sponsor my tuition fee, and to my precious husband who made a lot of sacrifices to make it possible for me to put in the needed time and effort. It was an experience I will never forget, and I am forever changed. My relationship with the Lord has gotten so much deeper and richer now that I have been helped to understand Him and His ways on a deeper level. If you are considering undertaking this study I can highly recommend it. The second year also included a 10 days mission trip. There were different choices of where to go. I went to Knysna and still have friends from there that I am ministering to. I am blessed to be His! 

In closing, we again want to praise and thank the Lord, and all of you who have invested in our lives, invested in our ministry, etc. On our own, we could never have even been able to do all that we as a team are accomplishing. THANK YOU! We are keeping you in our prayers and trusting the Lord to continue to keep, bless, provide and guide.

With love and prayers,

Philip and Rita


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