Pastor Gerard Dunphy
Maranatha Christian Community
Dear Gerard and Gerrit,
Warm greetings from South Africa.
We hope that you are well as we contend with the C19 plague that has infiltrated our lives.
On behalf of our South African board and staff, I wish to thank the Maranatha Christian Community for the gift we have received towards a ministry that translates into ZAR4500.00
In years past - as Gerrit will recall - we have purchased shipping containers and converted them perfectly into mini-clinic facilities. At the time placing them in very impoverished communities under the service and care of medical professionals whilst we have served within the communities through our M-Cubed modus operandi expressed as Mentoring (discipling and counseling), Money (resourcing and equipping), and Management (capacity building and coaching) in order to create an intervention in poverty of various kinds through the gospel of our Lord Jesus.
Once again we are in process of purchasing and repairing two sea boxes to complement our medical clinic facilities on a small piece of land we have acquired in Msholozi Township 15 minutes from my home. That underprivileged community in which our staff have ministered for seven years is filled with unregistered persons and illegal immigrants neither of which will receive hospital care or schooling for their children or government child care allowances without South African identification documentation. We previously functioned out of a suitable Korean Church property which also enabled our team to serve the interests of the church in the community. Unfortunately, C19 concerns from the Korean mother church brought an end to our commitment through the church. We found our own small patch of land.
The El Roi (God sees you) Clinic is staffed by our professional full-time volunteer (unpaid staff) treating approximately 75 patients on daily services. We have local women as trained providers of Home Care in the community for patients who cannot walk to the clinic. Apart from absolute care which includes witnessing, prayer, counsel, and literature we provide food for destitute families and serve professionally in Schechem Pre-School in an unsuitable facility for children without documentation.
The clinic serves the community as follows
- Primary Health Care. Including medicines and treatment. Food delivered to the malnourished and bedridden
- Christian and General Counselling. The terminally ill and family member care
- HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, Bilharzia and also leprosy testing, management, and care. Two lepers identified. One now born again, witnessing of God’s mercy and grace and attending our church with one of our nurses. In her care for three years.
- Women and Children's Health: Family planning, ante-natal, and postnatal-care
- Serving Child Welfare in Corona Virus testing. Dealing with destructive cultural issues, myths, and fear-mongering in the extended community
- Service continued through the C19 Lock down
- The ZAR4500 gift will be a contribution to the final delivery, restoration and adaptation of the two shipping containers previously selected into mini-clinic facilities. That includes final spray painting and signwriting.
- Completed pictures will be provided
- Our total PVI administrative cost runs at precisely 10% on all income.
Finally, Pro-Vision International has several projects. We serve in South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Kenya with completed years of projects in Malawi and Swaziland. We value your partnership in missions. We have a happy record of service with the body of Christ in evangelical missionary response to the ‘least of these.’
Together in Christ alone…
Ted Carr | International Team Leader
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