We intentionally combine Gospel proclamation with the concern for social justice. Our focus is on sustainable solutions to important problems that are faced in rural villages in Southern Africa, and providing those in conjunction with Jesus's related teachings. Rather than focusing on one core need like many other organizations do, we have strategically developed Four Programs that collectively account for the essential needs of the villages through the local church. Through the variety of programs, we can offer employment and volunteer opportunities of all kinds to the community, and ensure that the church has a healthy, well-rounded knowledge of how they can help their community in more ways than one. Rather than giving them what we think or are told that they need, we teach them to do it for themselves through training classes, mentorships, sermons, and personal relationships. In other words, we focus on the “Teach A Man To Fish” approach rather than just giving him a fish and patting ourselves on the back for a job well done. This ensures that church leaders instill in themselves and their communities a healthy balance of faith, work ethic, self-sufficiency, and initiative.
Our goal is to put ourselves out of the job. We don’t want villages to need or depend on us, so we do everything that we can to empower them to thrive on their own. We're not trying to "save" them or "fix" them. They're fully capable of doing that themselves and God has simply equipped us to point them in the right direction. We're helping them solve problems that they are having through duplicable and repeatable solutions. Once they don’t need us anymore, we tip-toe out the door so that nobody even knows we were there. We want to be behind the scenes because it is God that should be in the limelight. This is His work, not ours.
We are different from other nonprofit organizations within our realm of work because we understand that for our aid to be sustainable and effective, it cannot be expected to exist in the long term. We do our best to equip local pastors to continually empower their own communities without our help. We're different because we care enough about our beneficiaries to prevent their dependency on us, and instead promote self-sufficiency in ways that make change happen internally and for years to come.