AFnet brings renewed hope to the people of Africa
For more than 30 years, AFnet has worked within the continent of Africa through strategic networks and partnerships. Having seen first hand the impact our ministry has on the people of Africa, we are ever-encouraged to push forward, continuing the Great Commission set forth to us, raising up leaders, strategically planting churches, and caring for the children orphaned by AIDS, so that His work and kingdom may be multiplied on earth.
What others are saying
Thanks to the support of our partner churches and organisations, AFnet is able to contribute to the schooling and clothing of orphans affected by the AIDS pandemic in Africa. Listen as these partners tell you about their experience.
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Help us to train the leadership in Africa, plant churches and prevent children from falling victim to their circumstances.
Its natural at years-end to think back: to try and remember highlights, while reflecting upon meaningful events. This year I followed my thoughts back over the decades of active ministry. And so, pondering the amazing ways in which God has sustained our ministry, I was reminded about an early event that totally changed the way that I look at, and or measure God’s provision.
Standing at the graveside of Christa’s Brother recently, reflecting upon the senseless murder of another good man – seemingly only for his cellphone, I was reminded about so many reasons for us to feel disheartened to the point of defeat. Already, just in the past weeks we’ve stood at the graves of 4 close relatives. Politically and economically our country is falling apart, with the news of the day relating to out of control gender based violence towards women, and also renewed xenophobic attacks on foreigners from across our borders. Not a day goes by where the main news is not about mass corruption, the looting of State assets to the tune of Trillions of Rands, murder on the rise, and no solution to offer.
Yet, in the midst of it all we’ve felt God’s Sovereign Presence, and the Scriptural encouragement from Jeremiah 29:11 where God says: “I have plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future!”
There are many disadvantages that orphaned children face compared with the non-orphaned. These include the loss of adult guidance and protection, the lack of emotional and material support, and the lack of adult figures to transmit the norms, values, beliefs and practices of the culture into which the child is born. Thus, in the absence of parents, the question arises as to who is best suited to undertake the parental functions. And so, stepping into that role, part of our goal as a Mission is also to promote positive educational outcomes for orphaned children through the spiritual, emotional, social, financial and material support that we provide through our Orphan Day Care Programs.