African Leadership in Canada exists to mobilize churches and individuals to release their inherent God-given potential through their participation in building the Kingdom of Jesus Christ in Africa.
2017 has been a year full of joyous praise for God’s kingdom work within many communities in Southern Africa. We’ve seen students grow into leadership, families being provided for, family relationships being healed, schools being built and people all over the world coming together to play their part in building God’s kingdom. That includes you!
Thank you for being a part of the transformative work in southern Africa through your generous donations and prayers. Here’s what happened this past year, for which we give God thanks and glory.
We are praying and working towards many ministry goals to fullﬁl build God’s community. We need:
- A teacher who can train our preschool and Children’s Church teachers
- Renovations for the preschool buildings, some more than 15 years old
- A research team who will learn about the church in South Africa
- Pastors to train local pastors in building up the church
- Funds to provide breakfast and lunch for 4 more preschools ($250/month per school)
- Funds to repair church members’ houses and the 5 Madagascar schools destroyed in the storm
- Support to build schools in Madagascar ($10000 for a clinic; $20000 for a school)
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4 primary schools were built in rural areas where there were no schools and children were falling behind in their education. Each school has 120-150 students who are glad to be attending school. 2 medical clinics were built and 3 community members, in partnership with the government, are being trained as medical practitioners over the next 2 years. They are also issuing health cards for every community member so everyone can access medical care.But last month, Madagascar was hit with a cyclone, leaving many without homes and destroying 5 AL schools. Please pray for those aﬀected and for the rebuilding of communities and our schools.
We had the joy of providing uniforms for 200 students last January. The community leaders named families who were in greatest need and the students were excited to wear new clothes and shoes, many for the very ﬁrst time. Christmas parcels of food were also provided for 200 families who are making a living off of temporary jobs in Khayelitsha and struggling through the holiday month when there are no jobs.
30 children’s church, led by Pastor Mfundo and Nobabalwa, continue to teach children every week. Youth are leading these children’s churches as they are being discipled through bible study, teacher training and a youth program. The teachers are growing in faith themselves while leading the children’s churches. We also had 8 camps for children and a teacher’s camp this past year. And school ministry continues to teach elementary students the Character First program in 2 public schools.
There are currently 34 AL preschools, including 2 schools that were built in November by teams from Germany and USA. Five preschools were repaired and we are providing breakfast and lunch for 8 preschools; about 400 children are fed each day. Many have graduated and are now ready to enter school with conﬁdence.
Pastor’s Training Program
10 years ago, as economic/political refugees from Ethiopia moved to South Africa, the Ethiopian churches asked for pastor/leader training. So we translated and provided 5000 books to train church leaders, which has now grown from one church to 8 and training 176 leaders. This past year, AL printed another 5000 books and delivered to them for further training. They are excited and desire for greater growth of the Ethiopian church in South Africa.
3 Father’s School programs ran in prisons this past year where many confessed their sin and began to recover their relationships with their wives and children. Many lives were changed. Mother’s School also ran a program with 30 graduates who continue to meet for the Happy Mom Program over a 12-week period to learn more and support each other. We can see these families’ lives truly reﬂecting the love of God.
A time of refreshing gave our leaders strength to continue serving the church. A farmer from African Leadership Germany continues to develop farming a plant that will feed the sheep throughout the winter season. After 7 years, they are in the ﬁnal stages now, testing to see if the animals grow consistently and help farmers with their livelihood.
7 teams from Canada, USA, Germany and South Korea came to share the Gospel through evangelism, children’s churches, in the Eastern Cape and various other ministries. Danielle from St. Timothy Church (Toronto) served for a month with the children’s churches. A church was built in Lesotho through a missionary we are in partnership with. And a new missionary from South Korea is now serving in Swaziland. 2017 has been a full year of ministry and we are joyfully looking towards what God will do in this upcoming year!