Actively Advocating

Actively Advocating

From serving dinners to shaving heads to hosting auctions, Hands at Work Advocates are creative in raising support and awareness for Hands at Work and the most vulnerable in Africa. When teams and individuals return from Africa, they often have opportunities to share stories at different events and in their local churches. There are many ways to advocate for the most vulnerable in Africa – sharing stories with family and friends, hosting bake sales or dinners, telling people in your local church about Hands at Work, prayer and inviting others to join you, meeting together with other advocates to encourage one another, sharing on social media. The ideas are endless!

Come – 2018 Opportunities

Come – 2018 Opportunities

Already now, teams and longer term volunteer plans are beginning to take shape for 2018. Maybe you have been wanting to visit Africa, but for some reason have not yet. Maybe God has just put Africa on your heart recently, and you would jump at the opportunity to go. Maybe you know God is calling you, but you are not sure what the next step to take is. Whatever your story is – come! Be a part of a team, or commit a year of your life.

He Knows My Name

He Knows My Name

"This past week we had 27 of our youth leaders from 5 of our communities come and spend Monday to Friday here with us. As some of our Hands leaders shared their stories, the youth opened up and shared theirs. Our hearts were broken over and over again as we sat and listened to the life stories of our young people. Some as young as 12 and 13 years old, sharing of deep loss, rejection, abandonment, unforgiveness..."

2017 Volunteer Intake

2017 Volunteer Intake

Each February, volunteers from around the world meet together at the Hub in South Africa. These are individuals, families, and couples who God has called to serve the most vulnerable with Hands at Work in Africa. In mid-February this year, a new group of volunteers traveled to South Africa to begin or continue their journeys with Hands at Work together.

A Desire to Serve - Judy Riddell

A Desire to Serve - Judy Riddell

Judy Riddell has always had a deep desire to serve God overseas, and after waiting many years for the opportunity, next month she will be traveling to Hands at Work in Africa for an extended time. Here, she will be serving alongside international and African volunteers, caring for the most vulnerable in Africa. Please pray for Judy, as she leaves her family, friends, and community in Australia and heads to Africa to serve. Read Judy’s story and how God has shaped her into the Godly woman she is today.

Prayer and Praise for 2017

Prayer and Praise for 2017

God has brought us through another year, and given us a fresh new year to let Him work in and through us. Reflecting on 2016, God has raised up new volunteers and sent teams to Africa, brought new churches on board, encouraged us through a visit by George Snyman, and showed us more of His unending and beautiful love for His people. It is our hope that you have been able to reflect on God’s goodness in your life, no matter the joys and trials that 2016 brought.

Eliza's Story

Eliza's Story

 Being a uni student I had little financial ability to do anything, let alone go overseas, but feeling that this was something God wanted me to do, I took a crazy step forward and said yes. Through both friends and strangers incredible –and I mean incredible- generosity, oh and selling muffins every week at my church, I was able to raise just enough for my trip.