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
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

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.