Missions & Outreach

DIA Org. Founder, Wayne Yeates at LICN on Sunday, 12 November 2017 at 09h00

Life in Christ Network (LICN) is Kingdom focused and we are proud to be associated with DIA Org. from November 2017. This is an initiative close to our hearts and we thank each and every member of LICN for their contributions as this would not be possible without your continued financial support and prayers. On Sunday, 12 November 2017, LICN will proudly be hosting DIA Org. Founder, Wayne Yeates at our 09h00 morning service. Wayne has a fresh word to share with us!

DIA Org stands firm on the foundation of Christ, firmly believing that together we can make a difference. It is a non-profit company, and public benefit organization that oversees several community and humanitarian programs. They believe in helping people reach their full potential by helping them discover their talents which enables them to serve in their communities. It’s all about completing the full circle, equipping them so they can take control and lead others in the right direction. DIA org aim to assist and equip disadvantaged communities to build and empower them to help and empower others less fortunate than themselves. Their focus is to take hands with key people to reach out and help the orphans, widows and needy -  James 1:27. Wayne is also a committed and loving family man, husband to Debbie Yeates and father to three beautiful children.

www.diaorg.com

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Life in Christ Network (LICN) is Kingdom focused and we are proud to be associated with Orphans Unlimited from November 2017. This is an initiative close to our hearts and we thank each and every member of LICN for their contributions as this would not be possible without your continued financial support and prayers. The founder of Orphans Unlimited, Brenda Lange will be blessing us with a visit on the 3rd of December 2017 and we are truly honored to have her at LICN for the Sunday morning service.

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A brief overview of Brenda Lange (founder of Orphans Unlimited);

Brenda Lange, bet­ter known as “Bush Bunny Brenda” has been a mis­sion­ary for the past 20 years. She now min­is­ters in North­ern Mozam­bique through Orphans Unlimited.

Since 1993, Pas­tor Brenda Sue Lange, founder and on site coor­di­na­tor of Orphans Unlim­ited, has built and orga­nized 2 orphan­ages, a med­ical clinic, and a mal­nu­tri­tion cen­ter with job train­ing facil­i­ties for orphans and wid­ows in one of the most poverty stricken areas of Mozam­bique, Africa.

Orphans Unlim­ited is unique in that it’s pro­grams go “where no one else wants to go”. Jesus man­dated Brenda and her staff to help the “for­got­ten kids” in very remote areas which even aid orga­ni­za­tions have failed to touch.

This is another case of the Lord prepar­ing the per­son before they even know that they are called. Brenda is a reg­is­tered nurse with exper­tise in ICU, pedi­atrics, and nutri­tion. She hold a Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence in Agri­cul­ture from Texas A and M. In 1994 Brenda was ordained by Vic­tory Fel­low­ship of Min­istries in Tulsa Okla­homa. She had an expe­ri­ence with the Lord at age 12 but over time she had turned away. After some tough and dis­ap­point­ing years Brenda she had her dream, a horse ranch near Gon­za­les TX. How­ever, God had other plans.

Through a chain of God engi­neered cir­cum­stances Brenda renewed her rela­tion­ship with the Lord. Ulti­mately she knew that she was called to the mis­sion field. Brenda left her horse ranch in Gon­za­les, TX (1987) when the Lord Jesus man­dated her to move to Africa to ful­fill HIS VISION for her life. God was about to com­bine her ranch­ing and nurs­ing skills into a very unique min­istry to chil­dren in very remote parts of Africa. Within 4 weeks the Lord had assisted her in liq­ui­dat­ing all she owned. She moved to Tulsa, OK for mis­sions training.

In 1991, she began “on-site train­ing” at an orphan­age in war torn Mozam­bique. For the first 18 months she learned the “do’s and don’ts” of run­ning an African orphan­age the Lord’s way. In 1992, the Lord’s vision became plain. She was to go into north­ern Mozam­bique. and build orphan­ages the “African way, using local mate­r­ial, keep­ing the kids in their cul­ture, and mak­ing it as self-sufficient as possible”.

Until 1995, Brenda under­went inten­sive “on the job train­ing” in African con­struc­tion and med­ical care, as well as all the orga­ni­za­tional aspects that are nec­es­sary to man­age a mas­sive pro­gram of this sort. The Lord showed her a sea of children’s faces and gave her the name, Orphans Unlim­ited. She knew the job would be dif­fi­cult as 1000’s of chil­dren were dying of mal­nu­tri­tion and lack of proper med­ical care in a coun­try strug­gling to over­come 30 years of war.

In 1996, she built the Vil­lage of Love (VOL), a remote children’s home in north­ern Mozam­bique, giv­ing a home to 100’s of orphaned chil­dren as they returned from refugee camps in Tan­za­nia and Malawi. In 1999, after train­ing other mis­sion­ar­ies to main­tain the VOL, she moved on to another remote area with large num­bers of dying chil­dren. Bread of Life Children’s Cen­ter was founded in 2000 and is presently res­cu­ing over 500 orphaned, aban­doned, and mal­nour­ished kids per year. Gov­ern­ment offi­cials have pro­claimed to the nation that her pro­gram is a “model that other orga­ni­za­tions should copy”.
Areas of Min­istry include:
1. Prac­ti­cal Love
A. Bring­ing in food, cloth­ing, hous­ing, spir­i­tual and phys­i­cal edu­ca­tion, etc. in order to res­cue kids in des­per­ate sit­u­a­tions. These chil­dren include those who are orphaned, aban­doned, blind, crip­pled, and severely mal­nour­ished. Our objec­tive is to “raise the kids in the way they should go” accord­ing to the Bible. Giv­ing them a chance at a “new life” in both prac­ti­cal, edu­ca­tional and spir­i­tual avenues.
B. Assist­ing wid­ows and aban­doned woman WITH KIDS whose kids would die with­out our assis­tance. We train them in agri­cul­ture and other job skills, giv­ing them seed, and help­ing them get a new start in life. Our goal is to make them INDEPENDENT and SELF SUFFICIENT
2. Evan­ge­lis­tic Pro­grams:
Evan­ge­liz­ing with the Jesus Film in the local lan­guage, church plant­ing, dis­ci­pling, and pas­toral train­ing. This is a mas­sive pro­gram aimed at tak­ing the words of Jesus to up to 100,000/year in remote villages.
http://www.orphansunlimited.org/about-us/our-beginnings/

 

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  missionary

noun mis·sion·ary \ˈmi-shə-ˌner-ē\ “a person who is sent to a foreign country to do religious work (such as to convince people to join a religion or to help people who are sick, poor, etc.)” This one is for all those who have a passion to go out into the world, to places where people might not necessarily know the Lord, and teach them. We have a lot of outreaches taking place throughout the year.

Contact Persons:

  • Johan Nagel : 082 412 9027