George Snyman will be visiting the United States west coast this November. This is an exciting opportunity for people to come together to hear stories from Africa. Join him at one of the venues below and listen to what God is doing in the lives of the orphaned and vulnerable children in Africa.
As the International Church seeks to participate in God’s transforming work in Africa, God is also using Africa to stir up the International Church, as individuals stand up to care for the vulnerable in their own communities.
I still remember the hues of vibrant rust colored dirt that coated my sandals as I looked down at my feet. I recall the blazing hot African sun beating down on my shoulders. I call to mind the enticing aroma of open air food cooking around me. Most of all I hold dear the sound of all the voices in unison singing praises to Jesus! Oh how I loved dancing with our brothers and sisters in Christ as we praised our Savior! Those beautiful memories still linger in our minds as if it were yesterday.
At Hands at Work, we are continually blessed by international teams who travel to Africa to be a part of God’s work among the most vulnerable people. We strive to embrace our short term teams as not guests, but family. Our desire is they will not stand on the outside and look in, but be on the ground, confronted by God’s heart for those who suffer, and challenged to serve with the love of Jesus. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honoured, all rejoice together – 1 Corinthians 12:26
George Snyman, Hands at Work Co-Founder, will be speaking in the US this week. If you live in New York or Florida, come out to hear him speak! At the end of February he will be speaking in Toronto, Canada – we hope to see you there!
This past July, I was able to return to Zambia for the second time in two years with my mom and the Sunset Church team. We mainly spent time in the poor and remote village of Zimba, visiting the Care Workers, the widows and the orphaned children. Zimba is special to me because our church supports 150 children.
Here’s my story about kindness in action. To be kind is different from seeing kindness in action. During my last visit in 2015, I met an 11-year-old boy named Connor* at a different village called Mulenga. Connor was the one who offered his friendship to me first by holding my hand. Fast forward and it’s 2017 and I’m back in Mulenga one afternoon with some teammates. I was really hoping to see Connor again but unsure if I could find him since we had no way to keep in touch during the past 2 years.
Cat Levine never thought she would end up in Africa. To be honest, it wasn’t even on her radar. That changed one day when George Snyman, co-founder of Hands at Work in Africa, spoke at The Bridge Church in Venice, Florida. Cat wasn’t at church that Sunday, but over the next week, people from church asked her if she was going to go to Africa and see what Hands at Work is doing. When she finally saw the church bulletin and heard the recording of George’s message, she was challenged by three words: “Are you willing?” Cat says that was the first time in her life she truly felt called to do something.