XHOSA GOSPEL MISSION Scenery Park outreach began in 1994 Property acquired 1996. Church construction started (BVC involved) Safmarine built a school using old shipping containers James Stofile is the pastor Amalinda Forest church built 2004, school 2005 Erik Mpitimpiti is the pastor Aids clinic 2007 Gilgal Baptist church renovated 2010 + school Foster care homes being built Brief History
XHOSA GOSPEL MISSION Scenery Park School and Church
XHOSA GOSPEL MISSION Sophumelela (we shall succeed) preschool, Scenery Park Normal attendance about 40 kids
XHOSA GOSPEL MISSION Pastor James at the first church plant New church plant in Khayelitsha Bible study group in another village HIV-AIDS support groups Adult literacy classes Several cell groups
XHOSA GOSPEL MISSION Gradua- tion at Scenery Park
XHOSA GOSPEL MISSION Amahle, 4 years old, found sitting on a bucket with diarrhea. Only food was fermented porridge. She had HIV-AIDS. Stofile family took care of her, nursed her to good health. Grandmother claimed custody, but she was not around. Her aunt, a prostitute, or an uncle, a drug addict,“cared” for her. Amahle wanted to come back to her new home – the Stofile family, granny refused. Died 3 months later.
XHOSA GOSPEL MISSION About 80,000 orphans in Eastern Cape, 40% of all in South Africa 20,000 new orphans per year in Eastern Cape AIDS epidemic is the main cause State orphan institutions are just warehouses When turning 17, the children are kicked out Our model is to create a home with a Mother to care for up to 6 children Christian care & education Long range plan for young adults First two homes on Amalinda Forest church property Third home finished Foster Care Ministry
XHOSA GOSPEL MISSION Two new churches & preschools AIDS clinic Renovated church building in Mdantsane + new school building Church plant & preschool in Khayelitsha Shack in Reston Three foster care homes complete Plan for five homes Khayelitsha church building construction to start Raising funds for operation costs & building more homes STATUS OF XGM DEVELOPMENT