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.
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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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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.
Dear Friend and Supporter,
Deeply emotional, and with tear-filled eyes Pastor Bernard took me aside. “You cannot begin to imagine what impact your ministry has had upon my life, and this area… thank you for bringing us Hope… thank you for not bypassing us!” Graduating Student, Stafford, the added: “I worked hard for two years to earn this Diploma. But the Study Bible you issued with my Diploma is really a more important tool to enable me going forward with my ministry, and offering hope to my People!” And then what brought tears to my eyes, was a note from one of our senior orphans, Mildred: “Papa, you were sent by God to this place, and to do this work, so that you can bring me life and hope.” How can one be other than deeply touched by such words, and such deep expressions of gratitude for just doing our job? Bringing Hope! This was exactly what Jesus did.