“Preach the gospel to everyone and use words if necessary.” – Saint Francis of Assisi
Our mission is to see Southern African communities changed through the eradication of abandonment* and the restoration of family. Jesus is calling us to see this accomplished through: Loving like Him. One person at a time. One day at at time.
- Care: Focusing upon and loving the one in front of us; showing God’s love and grace to all people He places in our path. With a special focus upon: Orphans/foster children.
- Community: Building relationships with local churches, schools, and organizations to collaboratively see God’s love and compassion change our communities.
- Coaching: Modeling everyday life with Jesus; using discipleship, mentoring, and leadership training as needed.
*See Ryan’s Story for the heart behind changing the culture of men abandoning women and the children whom they have sired.
*See Kirsten’s Story for the heart behind working to see abandoned (foster) children find loving permanent families.
Our core values can be summarized by the following scriptures*. Namely, to love the Lord our God, His Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, and to go forth and make disciples of all the nations and love those whom God places within our path.
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.”
“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.
Matthew 28:16-20 – The Great Commission
Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.
New King James Version (NKJV)
*Please note: We value the Bible in its entirety, these verses are just some of the main ones that best describe our walk with Jesus at this time in our lives.