In February, 2012 Randy travelled with a team comprised of members from four different churches to work alongside 1Hope, the mercy ministry of Living Hope Church in Pretoria, South Africa. Living Hope is pastored by Josh Mack and was launched in August 2009. Its congregation is wonderfully diverse with people from different countries including refugees from Zimbabwe, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Burundi. A gospel-centered community made up of different ethnicities, and different economic brackets – something not often seen in South Africa. The prayer of Living Hope church is that
“God will establish a multi-cultural African church that clearly loves Jesus more than anything else, helps its members learn to obey Him in every area of their lives and makes an impact on the city of Pretoria and the rest of Africa through developing a biblical church, a church planting center and mercy ministry outreach.”
We are so excited to be a part of this church body and serve alongside them when we arrive in Pretoria!
The mission of 1Hope:
“1Hope is a gospel-centered NPO which exists to show compassion to orphans, refugees, and others in desperate situations in South Africa. We do this through various relief, rehabilitation, and development initiatives, and through resourcing and training local churches to help them serve the needy in their communities.”
This video will give you an introduction behind the heart of 1Hope and why we feel so blessed to serve alongside them.
By God’s grace and miraculous provision, the baby home was purchased in the fall of 2011 and the main task of Randy’s team in February was to complete renovations on the Muphamuzi Baby Home! The team was richly blessed to be present for the Opening Day of MBH, February 11, 2012.