2014

The Forge: A Church Partner Story

The Forge: A Church Partner Story

Sam Walker first came with The Forge on a trip in 2008, and the trip has since remained a monumental moment in his life. “It was hard work for the volunteers at the Hub to accommodate me even for just one day but it made a huge difference - I caught the heart of Hands that day.”

GIVE Life to a Vulnerable Child

GIVE Life to a Vulnerable Child

I came that they may have life and have it abundantly – John 10:10 (ESV)

This Christmas, Hands at Work invites you to join us in giving to support the most vulnerable children across Africa. Each day, volunteer Care Workers from the local church care for the poorest children in the poorest communities in the eight countries Hands at Work serves.

Our Call to Give

Our Call to Give

Hands at Work envisions the local church in Africa united with the international church around the world, serving together to care for the most vulnerable people in the poorest African communities. In the US, Suzette, Michelle and Sara are three members of the Hands at Work US team who have answered this calling on their lives. Here they reflect on their call to GIVE:

Care Workers Intervened to Save Valentina's life

Care Workers Intervened to Save Valentina's life

Valentina* is only 7 years old, yet most of her life has been spent struggling to survive. When her father passed away, her mother was left with five children to care and provide for. In the extremely poor community of Kitabataba, finding income to buy food is almost impossible for the most vulnerable families.

The Hands at Work Community: Striving to live in a Kingdom culture

The Hands at Work Community: Striving to live in a Kingdom culture

Hands at Work believes that for us to serve the most vulnerable in the poorest communities in Africa, we must first serve the people we live and work with every day in community. We have very different testimonies of our walks with Christ, but we all feel called to serve the most vulnerable here in Africa

A Safe Haven: Camps for Children and Youth

A Safe Haven: Camps for Children and Youth

One way the international church unites with the local church in bringing life to our children is through week-long camps. “We loved playing, having lessons, learning about God’s light, and having good food.” – Jenepher, 14 and Ruth 12, sisters from Kalende community. “They learned about mercy, obedience, and how there is God’s light all the time” – Dorothy, their Care Worker

My Calling: Erick Rukang

My Calling: Erick Rukang

At Hands at Work, our volunteers are called by God from all over the world. Each of us has a unique story of how we were transformed when we stepped out in faith and were obedient to His call. Erick says, “God was speaking to me and clearly showed me a vision of me working with vulnerable children in my country.”

Stay Connected!

Stay Connected!

Stay connected with Hands at Work to hear what is happening on the ground in Africa, and around the world as we unite with the international church to bring hope to the hopeless. Hear what is inspiring us, read stories of transformation among the most vulnerable, and stay informed with how you can serve as we are called together to serve our brothers and sisters in Africa.

Sacrificing for Their Community

Sacrificing for Their Community

Facing life without her parents and her siblings could have brought a life full of grief and loneliness to Geradine. Thankfully, by the grace and calling of God, a group of men and women in Chinkhu have gathered together to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable families.

Photos Tell Stories

Many people have had their lives affected by time spent in Africa. There are memories that we hold onto that breathe air on the embers of our faith – reminding us that God is for the orphaned the widowed and the dying. The most significant photos to us are not always the most professional or even most beautiful images. They are the ones, however, that take us back to a moment that changed our lives.

Caring for the Caregiver

Caring for the Caregiver

Hands at Work in Africa is committed to transforming the lives of the most vulnerable children through locally owned community based organisations. In Africa’s most vulnerable communities, the scale of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, war, poverty and the vast number of orphaned children is incomprehensible. An entire generation of parents have passed away.

The Church: Our Hope for the Future of Africa

The Church: Our Hope for the Future of Africa

Our vision is a challenge for the church. Will the institution that the church has become simply fulfil religious cravings, or will the church spend itself on behalf of the hungry ‘lifting the cause of the fatherless’ and becoming Christ-like in its humility and servanthood. Can religion be as pure and faultless as this?

My Time in Africa: Peter Steen

My Time in Africa: Peter Steen

At Hands at Work we are blessed to hear testimonies from visitors who have come to Africa to experience what God is doing. These stories of everyday people who meet Jesus in the faces of the most vulnerable, for even a short period of time, tells of God’s great desire to change us so we will never be the same.