We are blessed to be connected with many thriving churches in Cape Town including our trip host, Christ Church Strand, a ministry run by Pastor Peter Makapela. The team will be engaged in various ways on Sunday and mid-week worship services and help the church facilitate outreach programs to the local community. For instance, we will be organizing and executing a soup kitchen for an informal settlement on the periphery of the Zola township, which is where Christ Church Strand is located. The team will also use their talents and skills to offer interactive events with the teenagers and children who attend the church. Some examples would be hosting a leadership course, a sports camp, or an arts initiative. We will also be taking on several church infrastructure projects.
We'll also interface with Pastor Brian Koela at his new church plant, UBukho Bakhe, and we will serve at Beautiful Gate with whatever needs they might have.
Our goal is to continue to cultivate relationships with our church plants, deeply engage with their congregational life, serve in their outreach programs and gain a better sense and understanding of the challenges of the city and region. This will be our eighth trip to Cape Town and teammates have consistently stated that this trip was an amazing experience they’ll never ever forget.