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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LIFE Community Services added 4 photos and a video.3 days ago
Yesterday was celebration service! Eden church shared a powerful word on forgiveness and walking in some one else's shoes. The children were blessed with hotdogs and jelly and custard ( jello for our USA friends). It was a powerful time of sharing. Thank you Amanda and Eden friends! We were so blessed.
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Auntie Mary is a volunteer from England who visits Life regularly. She is a retired school teacher and spends hours training our staff in the Educare Centre, as well as working with our children. This weeks lesson: Jack and the Beanstalk, growing beans, cooking beans, phonics, drama, interaction and so much more! This week she worked with our Grade 1's. Than you so much for your time and love
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This was a historical day for us at Life. The Lord reigns!
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LIFE Community Services added a photo and a video.7 days ago
This has been a day of real deep emotions. Fear gripped our staff and kids as the violence escalated today. What started as a protest march, erupted into senseless violence against many who are innocent. We went ahead with our Joshua march. Believing that the kitchen property is a gateway to the city and a Lighthouse to many children and adults, We marched around 6 times and on the 7th started spontaneous singing, praising and rejoicing according to Joshua 6. We declared: Jesus is Lord!
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LIFE Community Services added 4 photos and a video.2 weeks ago
Our staff came for training this am and we had a surprise lined up!
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