Super Amazing September News!


Dear partners, family, friends and supporters,         

THANK YOU for your support, help, and prayers in partnership with our ministry! As a result of our united efforts we are seeing lives being transformed, often beginning with the desire for change and resulting in a drawing closer to the Lord and His ways, and a new life. — The feeding schemes are increasing in the number of people being assisted, and yet the Lord has miraculously increased the supplies as well to help meet the demand. And He uses people like you to work through. Whatever “sacrifices” (you can really hardly sacrifice for the Lord as He blesses so richly in return. And His blessings are not all counted in Dollars and cents!), but whatever seeming sacrifices we make He always tops it in return and sees to it that we are fully furnished (equipped) for every good work! It is an absolute joy and pleasure to be His hands, feet, mouthpieces, whatever the need may be as the trill of seeing the Lord at work and His streams not running dry never ceases to inspire and encourage us!


We were very blessed to be invited for the national Heritage Day with Bright Stars, Nomzamo. Everyone was dressed in the national attire. Children and adults alike sang and danced, played the drums, etc.


Philip teaching on: Jesus, the Power of the Church. And below: Me, Rita, teaching in: Jesus in the Scriptures. (Genesis-Malachi)

JB teaching on the book of Colossians. At the end everyone got divided into groups to discuss the text and dig deeper. This is always an exciting time as everyone get involved!

As someone has wisely said, “It is difficult to preach to an empty tummy! Many of the kids arrive hungry! We are now striving to start off with a delicious cup of hot soup (which Sophia has committed to prepare) while we help supply some of the ingredients!

Besides the actual teaching our sessions usually include a Q&A session, memory and review, and some fun, fast-moving games so we can get inspired and reinvigorated!


Feeding by Jessica’s house.

    Additional feeding by the railroad tracks!

Breakfast is also being served before school starts— either porridge of Weet-Bix!

Seen above: Shopping for the kitchen done by “us”. We thank you our partners for making it possible!

Supplies received from our missionary friends ‘Helping Hand.”

Supplies received from S.A. Harvester. We are very thankful for the assistance we are receiving that makes it possible for the teams to continue to feed everyone.

Lions Gordon’s Bay was appealed to on the behalf of 8 families (47 individuals) who lost there homes in a fire. Philip and I were able to assist by making a trip to Checker storage facilities to collect 50 blankets to assist the needy families!

Councilor Sean receiving the blankets from LP Jimmy for handover to the families who lost everything in the fires in Gustrow,


The supplies seen here were bought by “us” meaning us and our partners making it possible! Thanks!

The supplies seen here were generously provided by S.A. Harvester! Thank you!

Seen here is the monthly milk donation along with some extra provision from “Helping Hand.” Thanks!

 We thank the Lord for the generous supply of pizza bases/bread via the Lions’ Club, Gordon’s Bay! These are distributed in Nomzamo and Sir Lowry's Pass to several soup kitchens, ECD centers and needy families.

Bright Stars Nomzamo. This kitchen now feeds between 4-500 people a day, five days a week.

Joyce's Kitchen, sir Lowry's Pass. This is the oldest and largest kitchen in the village.


Seen above is Mila’s Kitchen in Sir Lowry’s Pass. They feed roughly 400 peole a day and we assist with a weekly supply of Pizza bases/bread. — Seen below is Rachel’s kitchen. They likewise receive pizza bases/bread on a weekly basis. Some of the kitchens/daycare centers receive weekly while others on a rotational basis depending on the supply!


Seen here is the milk collection in Cape Town (100 liters) which from there is distributed in Nomzamo and Sir Lowry’s Pass.


Our precious Bible students in Nomzamo. We presently have 3 regular study groups a week!

Meet our new-found friend  X who was introduced to us via common friends presently living and working in Zamibia.
X. was here for four days and volunteered in both Nomzamo and Sir Lowry’s Pass daily. She is loves Jesus, is talented and was a big blessing and hard-working! She will be missed!

We are very blessed to be part of an active outward focused church where we are being continually minister to through various courses. Here Emily, our Sir Lowry's Pass campus pastor is sharing a word during an in-person leadership meeting. We are blessed indeed!
In closing we want to thank you for taking the time to count our many blessings with us, and for being on this jouney with us.

With much love and appreciation,

Philip and Rita

OUR CONTACT DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS (We would love to hear from you!):
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.