LIFE Community Services was established to confront the dilemmas and crises facing impoverished children today. 

When the needs of children in crisis begin to outweigh the capacity to minister to them, action must be taken. Churches, businesses and other organizations are all looking for ways to compassionately confront the overwhelming blight children are experiencing throughout the world.

LIFE Community Services is a direct response to this challenge.

LIFE Community Services ministry started in 1999 when a church (Patria Bible Church) in George (South Africa) saw that some children coming in off the street could not concentrate during services. This was apparently due to the lack of nutrition. The church inquired where these children came from and visited their community. Under the initiative of Myrtle Grimm and Dave Hooper, the outreach started in Parkdene. From these initial visits the ministry to 40 to 50 children was established on a regular basis.

In January of 2001, Philip and Maryna DeVries accepted the challenge and came from the United States of America (USA) to spearhead this outreach ministry. LIFE Community Services was registered as a not for profit organization and the work began. In September 2002, Sally Versfeld joined our team.

Some of the issues confronting the ministry is the fact that George’s  unfortunate “claim to fame” is the highest death rate of TB patients, a growing AIDS crisis, the highest per capita alcoholism, (which has lead to incredible poverty) and the highest per/capita divorce rate in the country.

Since the inception, other churches in this area have caught the vision and are giving meaningful support.

Currently we minister to underprivileged children and teenagers (newborn to 18 years old) with love, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, skills-training, nutritional food and meaningful programmes. We believe that by reaching the next generation we can make a positive impact on the community of George and surrounding area and South Africa.

 

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In January of 2001, Philip and Maryna DeVries accepted the challenge and came from the United States of America (USA) to spearhead this outreach ministry. LIFE Community Services was registered as a not for profit organization and the work began. In September 2002, Sally Versfeld joined our team. Some of the issues confronting the ministry is the fact that George’s unfortunate “claim to fame” is the highest death rate of TB patients, a growing AIDS crisis, the highest per capita alcoholism, (which has lead to incredible poverty) and the highest per/capita divorce rate in the country. Since the inception, other churches in this area have caught the vision and are giving meaningful support. Currently we minister to underprivileged children and teenagers (newborn to 18 years old) with love, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, skills-training, nutritional food and meaningful programmes. We believe that by reaching the next generation we can make a positive impact on the community of George and surrounding area and South Africa. Our Vision: To mobilise local and overseas churches, foundations, businesses and individuals to give of their time and resources for the establishment of services to sections of the communities with the greatest needs. To establish LIFE CARE CENTERS in neediest communities. This enable us to bring resources to the point of need and provide a platform from where the Gospel can proceed. Life Community Services, seek to establish and provide to the society, integrated community based services that strengthen the family, believing that every person is unique and capable of reaching his or her highest potential. We see that this can successfully be done in the realm of a Christian outreach to the whole person (mind, spirit, soul and body).
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It’s a week ago that we were ready to have a serious Gatsby Gala morning. The memory is sweet and lasting. The words of Gela and Greg linger and spur us on. Thank you again to all who came. If you would like a raffle for the helicopter flip, the raffle is still running. Please contact the office or Des Kiely who is heading the Row for Life campaign.
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Thank you to all our staff, friends and supporters who helped us with our Gatsby Fundraiser today. What an awesome time we had. The music with Hanno on his Piano accordion, James on the keyboard, Phillip the master of MC-ing, the two speakers Gela and Greg who are young, vibrant and enthusiastic about their purpose in life was inspirational beyond words. The entertainment was amazing.

It was a tangible reality that the Lord was present at the event and the prayer the choir sang moved hearts.

We could have an overview of LIFE thanks to John who put a 5min movie together in a week! That was a blessing.

Again we stood in amazement at the Challenge that Des and Glen are embarking on to row 5000 km to raise money for a charity they believe in (Life).

The ambiance at the Wilderness Hotel gave the perfect setting for a step back in time setting. The service was excellent under the leadership of Original.

Then there was the staff and guests that made the event the success it was! Thank you to all! Thank you Jesus!
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The day has arrived! Step back into another era! Join us for our Gastby event! Still some seated available! You will not want to miss Greg and Gela!
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Welcome to Teacher Nelia! Our grade two teacher has arrived from overseas! Our prayer is that we will be a blessing to her as she is to us already!
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Blessings beyond measure! Thank you Lord!