Members of the Victorious Church in Christ Ministries International in Bultfontein, under the leadership of Pastor TJ Mogwera, recently joined hands with resident Marieta Venter to bring some cheer at Summerville Primary School at the farm Vlaklaagte.
Not only did they pray for the learners’ well-being, but they also surprised both learners and parents with clothes received from members of Victorious Church.
Dimakatso Makoanyane, head of social welfare at the church, said that the church’s mission is to build mature and equipped followers of Christ for the sake of families, communities and global transformation.
“We accomplish our mission by creating an environment where people are encouraged and equipped to pursue intimacy with God.”
Makoanyane said their mission is to assist the needy and to give all community members an opportunity to show kindness in an attempt to reduce the level of poverty in the community of Bultfontein and the surrounding areas.
She said early this year they have roped in the help of Venter to assist with the project. Venter not only helped with the organisation, but also donated a large number of sanitary towels for female learners.
The South African Police Services in Bultfontein also joined the project by including a crime awareness initiative.
Makoanyane said the project, which benefitted 178 scholars and 52 parents, has a long-term goal, which is to change the mindset of the community to not become victims and addressed immorality.
In addition to the school’s project, the church also runs the Reatlegile Soup Kitchen, which feeds families from disadvantaged backgrounds three times a week. The soup kitchen is registered as a Non-Profit Organisation.
Makoanyane said people are welcome to donate and contribute towards this cause. For more information contact 063-148-6022. – Pieter Delport