One of the most exciting aspects of being part of an organization’s expansion into a new region is spending time with some of the most dynamic, creative, and committed followers of Jesus in the world as we seek to discover new avenues for H.E.L.P.’s growth in Africa.
In contrast to the old colonial model, we do not show up in an unknown context and presume to have answers and solutions. Instead, H.E.L.P. seeks to develop ever- deepening relationships of reciprocity with leaders of great potential and to come alongside them as they lead the way toward Kingdom development in their own communities.
Help End Local Poverty is drawing on the relational capital that our American staff in Africa has built over their several years of living on the continent. As H.E.L.P. continues to grow, we will move deeper in our existing partnerships in Soweto, Marondera, Cape Town, and Jinja, and we will move wider to leverage the growing relationships we are building with new local leaders.
In rural South Africa, we support a dynamic church that has built their new church structure by hand for the past seven years while they continue to train up new pastors and send mission teams across the region. We support students in theological education from Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, and the DRC, and they encourage and support Africans serving as missionaries in places like Kenya, Sudan, and Swaziland.
Their small church of about 150 people in Cape Town has members from 27 different countries, enabling them to meet African leaders with huge potential to reshape their communities through the power of Gospel-led community development. Each of these relationships are valuable in their own right, and with even the smallest micro-grants, the projects led by these leaders are having a great impact.
You can partner with Help End Local Poverty by supporting our work among emerging African leaders. Not only will you be serving the growth of the Kingdom now, but you will be a part of helping to find the next generation of leaders that will become partners with H.E.L.P. in Africa.