In the northernmost part of the Western Cape province of South Africa is Klawer: a small town with a big heart!
Hi, I am Johann Jordaan, founder and president of Go in Faith Ministries. Since 2008 we have been serving previously disadvantaged communities in various places globally and now for the past 4 years in the Matzikama destrict. Like David we have been faithfully standing up to Goliath, but here our Goliaths are known by other names:
- fatherlessness and resultant broken family units
- drug and substance abuse
- poverty and economic hopelessness
- lack of leaders with vision and integrity
But we can slay these giants! We believe in being pro-active, to start building a new future - today! That means we invest in the youth of our community: Today's youth are tomorrow's Leaders.
With a mere staff compliment of 4 fulltime workers, Go in Faith are touching the lives of about 350 youth every week. We have 64 potential youth leaders in Discovery Bible Study groups. Our annual school camps attracts about 500 students - a huge percentage of our district's youth population can still be given the opportunity with more funding. These youngsters are mainly from more rural areas.
Recently we had the joy of seeing how one of our youth, a 12-year-old girl, initiate a gathering with her farmworker parents. Many families have now found a spiritual home through her example. She played a huge part in the birth of our united youth of 30 plus in attendance on Friday evenings.
This is what we do! We equip youth to become the leaders God has called them to be. Leaders in their schools, leaders of Discovery Bible Studies and disciple makers in their communities.
We believe that rural communities are not forgotten by God. Does this grab your heart? We believe that He will send us more and more partners to stand with us, to pray, to help finance and to volunteer in His work in our community.
Will you help us slay some giants?
Our budget for this financial year is R1.5 million rand and we are in need of a house (to convert into a house of safety for street children). We also need 2 vehicles: a pick-up (bakkie) and a mini-van. So many long dirt roads and youth to transport!
Some of our other faith projects include:
1) the registration of an ACE (Accelerated Christian Education) school and preschool
2) …and at our current Youth Center we want to covert a big garage into a recreation area for the youth.
Please pray about becoming involved with the harvest in our community. Your contribution, in which ever way you can, will make a lasting difference.
Please contact us at +27829590959 or [email protected] at your earliest convenience.
Yours in His service,
Go in Faith Ministries