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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Today was amazing ... what it’s all about! Celebration Service had close on 300 kids and we had to squeeze into the Training room in a hot humid day but it was a blessing. Joshua had the kids attention all the way as he did a couple of mimes and then the story of David to illustrate the greatness of our God. He is from YWAM and visiting Tjay and us. It was an amazing day and the amazing staff carried the success of the day. I know the Lord was pleased and so were we! Thank you for an exciting kick off for the year!
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Life Community Services is in urgent need of fans (secondhand or new / big, small, pedestal) for our classrooms. Please contact reception on 044 873 6601 or drop off at 122 Cradock street. Thank you.
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Today was a big, happy blessing day! It was blast off for the school year! If we had the resources we would’ve , without a doubt, stared a third grade 1 class but we don’t have the money for it at the moment .
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This event is NOT to be missed! Please mark your calendars, 10 th February! come prepared for an incredibly blessed, fun event! It’s an event for MEN and WOMEN.
Our Gatsby Gala event! Greg Kriek, now well-know actor and motivational speaker as well as Gela our own First Princess, Runner-up Mrs South Africa. Top it with music, wisdom and inspiration from Koos van Der Merwe!

There are tons of top prizes to win! Raffles lucky draws etc. on this action packed day! We are also celebrating Valentines so men bring your ladies!
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Come and support the Outeniqua Farmers Market this am. Chat to Des and Glen About their adventure!