ACTIVITIES OF KWASIZABANTU MISSION
The mission work of Kwasizabantu Mission began a few years
before the present mission property was obtained in 1970. The property had been sought
because of the many people who were coming for help, sometimes travelling or walking very
long distances. The need for accommodating those coming for spiritual help has been at the
core of all our building programs since that time. Today the mission is a centre where
troubled and needy people from all over South Africa and abroad find help.
Kwasizabantu Mission can accommodate 7,000 and more
people. The mission takes in the sick, the needy and special problem cases such as:
alcoholics, drug addicts, ex-prisoners, marriage difficulties, and a variety of spiritual
problems. Since there is a waiting list of people wanting help at the mission most people
are asked to stay not more than two weeks. Severe psychologically disturbed cases are an
exception as they need a longer period of time for recuperation.
Kwasizabantu Mission is a centre of learning for many
people in the community, especially the disadvantaged. The following educational
opportunities are available:
4. YOUTH CONFERENCES
Every year since 1974 Youth Conferences are held on a
bi-annual basis at Kwasizabantu Mission. Approximately 4,000 to 6,000 children and
teenagers come from all over KwaZulu/Natal and other parts of South Africa to attend these
week long conferences. Many young people's lives have been changed for the good through
the past 21 years. Children from townships go back to their communities to be a positive
5. FARMING ACTIVITIES
The backbone of Kwasizabantu Mission's finances is obtained from our farming ventures. These activities include: dairy, beef, kiwis, vegetables and honey. Besides using the produce from these projects to feed the people (Kwasizabantu Mission feeds a minimum of 1,200 people every day, free of charge), the left-overs are used to sell so that finance can be raised to buy the products we cannot produce ourselves (such as rice, etc). All finances from these farming ventures are ploughed back into the mission and no personal profits are made.
6. COMMUNITY UPLIFTMENT
The mission is involved with teaching rural inhabitants
the basics of farming and hygiene. This is done through courses held at the mission and
through radio lectures. Radio Khwezi is registered with the IBA as a community station and
is based at Kwasizabantu Mission. The radio station is financed by the mission and has a
profound influence on the community within a hundred kilometre radius.
7. PASTORAL COUNSELLING
Thousands of people come to Kwasizabantu Mission for personal help. Counselling is available from ministers on a daily basis. There is no charge for these services.
8. MINISTERS' CONFERENCE
Ministers' conferences are held annualy where preachers from all over South Africa and abroad gather to be enriched for the work that lies ahead.
Kwasizabantu Mission is internationally recognised as a non-profit Christian institution seeking to help the needy. Many newspaper and magazine articles are available to substantiate the authenticity of this. The non-profit nature of Kwasizabantu Mission will remain the policy for the future.
For more information, contact Rev E.H. Stegen, director of Kwasizabantu Mission.
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