While we are in South Africa, we will have two major focuses:
Mercy Network Director Two years ago a mercy network was established to provide resources to churches that were in need. The goal is to work with individual pastors to help them develop biblical strategies that would help others in ways that brings glory to God. Many of these rural churches attempt to care for the orphans in their community, but the church itself is so poor that they are unable to do so. For example, 1Hope is caring for one pastor who lives in a tin shack himself while caring for 30 orphans. 1Hope provides resources to these communities through blanket drives, school bag drives, Christmas boxes and a food pack ministries. The 1Hope board has been praying for someone to help with this ministry and have suggested that Randy help lead and build it. One of his main responsibilities would be regular visits to the pastors in these rural areas to encourage them and find out their needs and struggles.
AWANA Directors There is nothing like an AWANA program in inner-city neighborhood of Sunnyside, Pretoria where Living Hope Church meets. AWANA is a solid biblical children’s program designed to bring families to know, love and serve Christ as they study and memorize scripture. Our own children have been involved in AWANA for several years and are so excited to be part of establishing this program in South Africa.
We appreciate your prayers as we work on making our way to the other side of the world. If you would like to financially support us as we serve, you can send checks to:
Grace Church of Orange 2201 E. Fairhaven Avenue, Orange, CA 92869 Indicate 1Hope on the memo line