South Africa

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Ministry Description

Word of Life South Africa was officially established in September 1998 with the arrival of Todd and Susan Patterson. The Pattersons started several Bible Clubs in the city of Johannesburg. John & Christy Page took over the directorship of the ministry in January 2006. God has expanded the ministry to several cities in South Africa, as well as outreaches into Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Ministries include: Bible Clubs in churches, community fields, and schools, a Discipleship Training Center which is an intense 1 year program that teaches young people life and leadership skills as it partners with Berea Bible Institute South Africa for Bible training, mission trips in and out of country, holiday camps throughout the different school breaks, and internships for South Africans, as well as Americans.

The Word of LIfe South Africa family has grown to 5 American couples and 2 South African couples, 1 American and 3 South African full time staff, 1 Zimbabwean full time staff, 1 South African/Chinese couple associate staff, 4 American interns and 4 South African interns. Students at the Discipleship Training Center average 12-14 per year.

We praise God for the work that He is doing through the lives of the youth of South Africa and covet your prayers and your financial support as we are developing this generation of young believers to be the next generation of mature believers reaching their own cultural group.


Country Description

South Africa, situated on the southern tip of the African continent, is a country of variety, contrast and conflict. Years of political violence and the segregation of society mark its past and 38 million people. South Africa has a rich architectural heritage. Its cities represent a mixture of European and African traditions, as well as the blend of the first and third world. There are 11 official languages in the country. South Africa's 1,233,000 sq. km is rich with mountains, plains, coasts, rich farmland and deserts. The country holds the world's biggest sources of gold, platinum and diamonds. A sizable portion of the population regard themselves as traditionalists that base their beliefs on ancestral spirits and supernatural forces. About 16 percent of South Africans are considered Christians and eight percent hold to Catholicism. Many claim no affiliation with any religion.


Contact Information

Mailing Address: Word of LIfe South Africa
PO Box 2013
Ruimsig 1732
Gauteng
South Africa

Phone Number: +27-11-475-3050


Our Missionaries

Ashley Berner

Caleb Bonney

Rebekah Bove

Wayne & Tracy Cox

Heather Elliott

Thobile Gama

Brad & Mary Hawkins

Dwight & Cindy Hostetler

Nicole Kizer

Abbie Kuhne

Luke & Erin Lacey

Sibonelo Nyawo

Fortunate Nyereyemhuka

John & Christy Page

Kyle Paradis

Thato Sathige

Lawrence Sithule

Mike & Kristina Stout

Heather Sweet

Mike & Fran VanBruggen

Katy Wright

Arthur & Lucy Yang

Short-Term Missions

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South Africa Camp Scholarships (06115C)
South Africa Contribution (06101C)
South Africa Discipleship Center (DTC) Scholarships (06128C)
South Africa Local Church Ministries Support (06114C)
South Africa National Support (06110C)
South Africa Property Project (06124C)
South Africa Special Project (06129C)
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Stories

Battlezone Camps

We praise The Lord for two awesome Battlezone camps. We saw over 35 trust Christ alone as their savior. One of the cool highlights was knowing that there were over 30 young people who shared Christ one on one for the very first time! Please pray that they will continue to do that in their schools ... read more

God is Adding to His Family

Recently, we have had tons of opportunities to be involved as we've been ministering alongside Belgrade Bible Church and a Word of Life Student Fusion mission team. Between doing Kids fun Days, Holiday Bible Clubs, and teen camp in a boys detention center, over 1000 children and teenagers heard ... read more


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