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
On Saturday, November 18th, about 100 people gathered at the Bedford Gallery in the Lesher Center in Walnut Creek, California, for an evening of music, art and food to raise money for the orphans that Hands at Work supports in Africa. Both friends and family attended to hear from Hands at Work co-founder George Snyman and to participate in this significant mission of caring for the millions of orphans and widows on a continent 10,000 miles away.
Nurses for Africa, a non-profit organization sponsored by Ten Talents, has sent up to four teams to Africa each year since its partnership with Hands at Work began in 2009. These medical teams consist of nurses and other medical and non-medical volunteers who run mobile clinics, teach prenatal and wellness classes, and conduct home visits in the poorest of the poor communities where Hands at Work serves.