George Snyman gives children bicycle rides during a recent visit to the Zimba Community in northern Zambia. 

George Snyman gives children bicycle rides during a recent visit to the Zimba Community in northern Zambia. 

Next Sunday morning, George Snyman, founder of our partner organization, Hands at Work in Africa, will be joining us at Connect YXE all the way from South Africa. George is an amazing story teller and his life and calling have given him much to speak about. George and his wife, Caroline, along with their children, left "normal" life over 10 years ago when God placed a clear calling on their lives at the height of the AIDS pandemic in Africa. George and Caroline began to minister to those who were dying - amidst the stigma and suffering, sharing the love of Christ so that those who were dying would not be alone. In the years that followed, there came another wave of tragedy to the pandemic, scores of orphaned and vulnerable children left behind by those who had died. 

Today, Hands at Work is training volunteer care workers from African community churches in over 60 communities, in 8 countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa. They are mobilizing the church in Africa to care for the vulnerable children and the widows, just as we are commanded to in the Bible. Hands at Work also mobilizes the church outside of Africa to partner with those community churches and volunteers, to support them in providing care to widows and orphaned and vulnerable children in their communities.

Please make plans to be with us for this opportunity to hear first hand from George, the work and the results, the challenges and the triumphs of those who are literally the hands and feet of Jesus. 

There will also be an informal coffee time with George on Saturday, April 26th at the Underground Cafe on 20th St. (next to Village Guitar) from 9:30 - 11 ish. If you are interested in sitting and having conversations with George about the work he is leading in Africa. 

On Sunday night, April 27th, there will be a Taste of Africa Dinner at Lakeview Church (corner of Boychuk and Hwy 16) starting at 6 pm. Tickets are $20 which is a donation to provide health care home visits, daily meals and access to community school for one child for a month. Please contact Shelly VanBinsbergen for tickets or call Lakeview Church directly.