This February, Grace Church is sending a team of 18 people to serve alongside Randy and Susan Clark with 1Hope Ministries International, in the city of Pretoria. We will be aiding in a much needed expansion at the Muphamuzi Baby Home, helping to kick start an AWANA program for Living Hope Church (where the Clarks attend), staffing South Africa’s first Together For Adoption conference, and sharing the love of Christ by building relationships with the people of Pretoria. Our greatest hope for this trip is that God will use us - however He chooses - to be reflections of Christ’s redeeming love to the people in Pretoria, South Africa.
We are also praying that God would move His people in South Africa to take radical steps of faith in adopting and caring for the many orphans there and that He would use this conference as a means for that. Lastly, we are excited as we anticipate the work He will do in each of our hearts as we go. It is virtually impossible to witness what God is doing through this ministry in South Africa and not be changed.
As a team we are trusting God to provide finances, as we need to raise approximately $30,000 to cover airfare, lodging and all expenses for 18 travelers. We would love for you to partner with us in this opportunity, to share Christ's love with those in need and to support the missionaries in South Africa.
If you would like to give financially, you may give online; or please send donations to:
Grace Church of Orange
2201 East Fairhaven Avenue
Orange, CA 92869
Most of all, we ask you to partner with us through prayer as we prepare for and embark on this trip.
For more information regarding the work of 1Hope Ministries International, the Muphumazi Baby Home and the Clark Family, please visit the following websites:
We are so excited to see what this trip holds for us and to be a part of building God's family across the globe! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your support!
The 2013 South Africa Team
Mike, Sonia, Tiana & Aliyah Kostura; Mike, Angela, Savannah & Sophia Sciarra; Bryan, Tina, Josh, Sarah & Hannah Bush; Steve & Melodie Manthorne; Jim & Paula Hughes; & Ted Dang.
A NOTE FROM GRACE CHURCH OF ORANGE: We appreciate your financial support of our short-term mission projects. If donating by check, please make your check payable to Grace Church of Orange and send it to 2201 E. Fairhaven Ave. Orange, CA 92869. On the memo line of your check, please specify that your donation is for SOUTH AFRICA STM. Be aware that IRS regulations do not permit tax deductible donations for specific individuals, so indicating a person’s name may affect the deductibility of your donations. (Please check with your tax advisor.) If you would like for the person to know about your donation, you may include a note with your name on it. If for any reason your donation is not needed for this project, (such as more funds received beyond what is needed), it will be applied to other missions efforts. If you give $250 or more you will receive a statement of your donations in January of the following year. Please contact the church office at 714-633-8867 if you have any questions.