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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Come visit us at the market! Good day to be outside!
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Auntie Dawn volunteers at The Lighthouse once a week, teaching the kiddies life skills and Maths ... volunteers are such a blessing
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Yesterday was a devastating day for Life Community Services! Someone broke in and wrecked our school (Happy Feet Learning Centre). The devastation and loss is unbelievable. Yesterday was spent with police, forensics, cleaning up, etc. how very sad that there is such a lack of self respect for someone to do what they did. Most of it was plain vandalism. All electronic equipment that could be stolen was stolen! The loss is unbelievable. Thanks to our friend Mr Lewies who helped install cameras we have a shot of the one guy's face. We are praying that the Holy Spirit would bring conviction on the perpetrators and they will return our goods.

Please pray with us. I am going to the USA in less than 3 weeks and it seems as though the enemy is trying to stop the trip because we know the Lord has great things in store wherever I am going to speak.

Here is a picture of the one young man.
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Exiting new Development - LIFE Christian Academy is searching for a Principal/Head of Education for our new school in the community, situated in Parkdene, George. 5 years or more experience; Degree in Education (must include knowledge and background in ECD/Foundation Phase); Good Admin Skills; An understanding and heart for CHILDREN and the Community. Strong faith and Commitment to Jesus Christ. Good People Skills. A willingness to learn and equip others. Our goal is not just to transfer KNOWLEDGE but to prepare children, in a holistic manner for their future. Salary Negotiable depending on qualifications and years of experience. Request an application form from reception@lifecommunity.co.za ; call 044 873 6601
Deadline for application: 15 April 2017
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What a blessing to share the Life and Message of our Lord Jesus Christ in such a powerful way
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Palm Sunday Celebrations at LIFE today! Hosanna! Blessed us He who comes in the name of the Lord