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 Services6 hours ago
We had our monthly General Training and Nadine is our Staff Member if the month. She is the overseer in ISIIHO, which is our sustainable development project. A wonderful young lady who only started with us 2 years ago and she's climbing. Great admin skills too. I am so proud of her commitment and the way she leads her team!
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LIFE Community Services added 3 new photos.6 hours ago
A great week of blessings at Life. We returned to find everything the way it should be! Our new Operation's manager started- a total answer to prayer. We received boxes or strawberries 🍓 from Haygrove farm plus a visit, Eden church donated bags of neatly packed materials, the training was a blessed time as our staff led Worship and Word....
One of the greatest blessings is to see the smile on the faces of the kids as you move around. The sense of JOY! Thank you Lord. Thank you staff and THANK you donors!
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LIFE Community Services shared David Wolfe's video.3 weeks ago
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JOB OPPORTUNITY

Life Community Services is looking to employ a Kitchen Manager. Must have skills to work with staff cross culturally, have strong commitments to Christ, understand NPO operations, love children and have administrative skills as well as an understanding of inventory, cooking and cleaning, nutritional expertise, team building and understanding of hospitality! Please call 044 873 6601 or e-mail reception@lifecommunity.co.za and request a job application form
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LIFE Community Services added 3 new photos.4 weeks ago
ANTI- BULLYING WORKSHOP ..........
What an amazing morning as we welcomed a team of Thembalethu High School Peer Educators to LIFE. The ran a 3 hour withshop for our Grade 1's and 2's on BULLYING and there wasn't a dull moment! They did dramas, role play, recited Pienaar, interacted with kids through games, painted banners and then served the children with a meal. These young people were passionate about getting the message across ... bullying is unacceptable! Be the change! Thank you Thembalethu High and Miss Dumisa!
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LIFE Community Services4 weeks ago
Time set aside for prayer ..... we pray believing!