MINISTRY THROUGH MOVEMENT SOUTH AFRICA

Ministry Need: $94,000 for the remainder of 2020, May through December

  • Financial Detail
    • $22,400 – Salaries
    • $47,600 – Daycare ministries ($350/class/month for 17 classrooms with an average of 20 kids per class)
    • $24,000 – Aftercare ministry ($25/child/month for 120 children)
  • How do I contribute?
    • You can make a one time donation.
    • Kindly also consider any amount as a monthly donation.
    • Location: 

      Witbank Central as well as Pine Ridge and Klarinet, suburbs, 7 miles from Witbank in the province of Mpumalanga, South Africa

      Main Activities

      • Sport ministry: Using sport as a door after school to teach children and young adults about Christ, and teach them how to cope with life in general.
      • Addressing the needs of the poor
      • Establishing pre-schools (currently there is 5 and 1 in progress) at various locations where the pre-schoolers
      • Receive breakfast and lunch
      • Are taught about the Bible and salvation in Christ
      • Are prepared academically
      • Are giving the opportunity to play safely
      • Are monitored medically
      • Are loved
      • Establishing an Aftercare facility at Shamwari where learners from school
      • Receive lunch
      • Are taught about the Bible and salvation in Christ
      • Are assisted with home work (projects) and preparation for tests and exams
      • Are receiving dance, music and art therapy
      • Have access to professional counselling
      • Are monitored medically
      • Are loved
      • Helping the elderly, parents, children and babies in poverty stricken areas, who have no access to therapists by
      • Providing opportunity to develop their learning equipment (senses, brain and muscles) in order to prevent or remove learning barriers for optimal learning and living
      • Presenting parental workshops
      • Providing access to professional counseling
      • Church activities like Sunday Services, Sunday school, prayer meetings at the three different church buildings
      • Prison ministry by visiting prisoners, presenting Bible Studies to change the course of their lives by opening the door for Christ in their hearts.

      Purpose: 

      The purpose of Ministry through Movement is to provide opportunities for young and old to develop Christ-like characters through movement – teaching, games, sport, music, and programs. These different kinds of movement programs provide a fun family environment where everyone can enhance their physical, emotional, and spiritual condition.

      Interesting Facts:

      • Our team consists of Afrikaans, English, Zulu, and Sotho speaking members (but we believe sport and music are universal languages).
      • Food is very basic with “Pap”/porridge (grounded corn flour) being the staple food (somewhat similar to “grits” in the States).
      • We love rhythmic, loud music with a lot of movement
      • We are not very punctual – it’s called African Time and it is very normal for a bride to arrive at church 3 hours later than stated on the invitation.

      We believe the bride and groom are the important ones and therefore when they arrive, it is the right time.

      Challenges: 

      • The biggest stumbling block for accepting Christ in the African culture is Ancestral Spirits. They believe that their ancestors still have a big role to play in their lives.
      • The AIDS epidemic in Africa is big. A huge percentage of all children are single or double AIDS orphans, which are forcing them to either rely on grandparents for food and basic survival, or even to start to function as heads of households themselves.
      • Unemployment is increasing and in our congregation, only 10% have a steady (but very small) income.
      • Our biggest challenge to address the needs of people in order for them to be able to accept the Gospel is funds.

      Dreams: 

      • Our dream is to build a sustainable ministry.
      • To build an orphanage at Shamwari with Eco Bricks

      Needs: 

      • Sustainable funding

      Prayer Requests:

      • Registration of Shamwari4Jesus Pre-School with the government in order to receive subsidy.
      • Getting the Siyanqoba pre-school up and running
      • More funds to realise our dreams and address our needs

      Contact Info: 

      Email: ministrytmovement@gmail.com

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