After 16 years in South Africa, 21 years in missions, and 26 years in full-time ministry, we are launching WITH Africa (a 501-C3)! This will simply allow us to better continue doing what we are already doing from a legal and funding standpoint. We feel called to South Africa and this continent as whole, so we’re creating the framework for us and our (nearly) adult children to be able to stay, grow, and thrive while remaining in partnership with so many we love here.
We are WITH Africa.
South Africa has a word, Ubuntu, which translates: “I am because we are.”
Why the name WITH Africa?
We know Africans reach Africa best. This nation is full of industrious, warm-hearted South Africans who know the best way to serve their communities. Many are living and loving like Jesus and desire to make more impact. What they most often lack is resources and encouragement in the form of partnership, mentorship, or training.
The lasting effects of Apartheid (modern day segregation) plague millions and have caused South Africa to have the most economic disparity between the races in the world. This history of colonization, slavery and Apartheid are front and center in the consciousness of all South Africans, young and old. While most are polite and gracious to foreigners who want to help, they are also deeply sensitive to the attitude behind the helping hand: Are you reaching down? Or, are you walking with me?
WITH Africa is finding, partnering, and resourcing local heroes who are creating lasting change through their grassroots efforts. Together, we care for the most vulnerable and oppressed by supporting leaders who know their communities best. Together, we are making the love of Jesus tangible.
What does WITH Africa do?