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 Services4 days ago
Thank you for all who attended our AGM today! What a blessing to see everyone. Partners, friends, donors, churches, volunteers, businesses etc. thanks for donation into Kingdom business where your donation makes a difference. It was amazing to see how God has carried us faithfully this year. May the coming year bring much blessing to many.
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LIFE Community Services4 days ago
Thank you for everyone who took the time to attend our AGM today. It is awesome to see how far God has carried us by faith... thank you to churches, friends, donors, businesses and our amazing Board and staff! Thank you Lord for another year of favour. The staff choir sang and my, what a blessing!
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LIFE Community Services5 days ago
We had Educare Training on Saturday and were so blessed by the dedication of most staff members. The training covered aspects of "Dealing with the giants in your life"; Importance of outdoor play for all age children; Education in the outdoors; Healthy food produces healthy kids; Hygiene for children and staff; Presentation of a Unit: PETS; Make and bake with "health food"; the colour wheel in art; How to conduct yourself in the work place; etc. The staff were all enthusiastic, participated with joy and we went home feeling accomplished. Thank you to all the staff who participated in presenting. You are the best!
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LIFE Community Services1 week ago
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LIFE Community Services2 weeks ago
Our Gatsby Fundraising Event has been postponed to 10 February 2018. Ticket price - R200 p/p. For more info contact reception on 044 873 6601