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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Congratulations Life Christian Academy! You did so well ladies night at the Parent meeting. I was so proud of all the staff. Thank you
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Amazing thoughtfulness of our staff! This is a birthday greeting:
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Tonight we had our first of three parent meetings. Pastor Julies spoke on training up our children as parents! Thank you teachers and parents
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An awesome time of Praise and worship, time of fun and games, good for the spirit ( Word) and for the stomach. Thank you Shofar Church George for bringing your team to minister to us. It was amazing and blessed. Thank you for the FAITHFULNESS of the Life Team. The ones who were their doubled their efforts and stood in for the ones who didn’t come. We are blessed! Pray this is a double blessing for all of you for giving of yourself to the Lord and blessing the kids! (Some kids thought uncle Lewies was back when they saw the guitar player from Shofar!!)
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Today was an amazing highlight for Life Community Services! We had our official opening of Life Christian Academy! It was a powerful time and everyone who attended brought some part of the joy, blessing and peace that the day carried. The Lord is good!

Pastor Vusi spoke powerfully to parents to take up their responsibility and see their children as a gift. Lizette Krause from Dept of Ed spoke about the importance of a good foundation in grade 1,2,3. I (Maryna ) spoke on, “why Christian Education? “

Namepelo did the ribbon cutting. After a powerful prayer and beautiful items by the children, we had tea, sandwiches and cupcakes together. This was prepared by our latest addition for sustainable development called “Life’s Delights” (catering for small functions)
“Thank you Lord for your Word and the promises about the children we minister to. Thank you for the many who support the ministry and for providing for us. “