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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It's GATSBY time again ..... please join us - details on the invitation!
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LIFE Community Services3 days ago
Another beautiful crochet blanket completed by Marilyn who is one of our staff members working in ISIPHO! Marilyn is a wonderful young lady who came to Life as a child 15 years ago!
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Another DREAM DAY at Life. Our teens loved their time with Hester from Tall Trees as she encouraged them to work towards their dreams and goals
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LIFE Community Services added 2 new photos.5 days ago
Awesome morning with our amazing staff! For Mandela Day we joined the George Herald in making 10000 sandwiches for the larger George Community! It was fun, inspirational and inspiring.
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LIFE Community Services5 days ago
Life Community Services work opportunity:
Field Coordinator.
Christian, strong admin skills, must have valid driver’s licence and who can work cross culturally.
Responsibilities: Maintain inventories, connect the field to the office, co-ordinate centre activities and programmes.
Location George, Western Cape. Call 044 8736601 or email reception@lifecommunity.co.za for an application form.
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LIFE Community Services6 days ago
Life Community Services Great Gatsby Morning Tea event will take place on the 19th of August 2017 at the Wilderness Hotel. Tickets R200 p/p. Tickets available at Life Community Services, 122 Cradock str, George / 044 873 6601 or contact Juanita 082 491 1624