Pfunanane's aim is to make disciples in the community, which includes the children attending the school and their families. Children are involved in outreach efforts as well, teaching them to be servants and Christian leaders in their own communities. The Gospel is taught at every opportunity in the classroom, and children have weekly discipleship times.
Pfunanane Ministries is truly a grassroots transformational ministry located in South Africa that operates two small group homes for orphans and a school for the orphans and children of the community in rural Modjadjiskloof in northern South Africa. Pfunanane Ministries fits beautifully into FPC’s vision to respond to AIDS in Africa as well as Children at Risk, two of our focus areas. FPC has been in partnership with Pfunanane since 2011, and we have a special connection with this ministry. Erin MacLean, formerly of Micah Project and Cricket Meyer, formerly of Rafiki Foundation, Rwanda are both now working with Pfunanane. In addition, Sarah Haver Terwey, sister of Becca Haver Bell from Micah Project works with Pfunanane as a small group home parent along with her husband Mark.
The staff, teachers and house parents of Pfunanane are truly being Jesus to the children and the community. They go beyond the call of duty as teachers and staff and reach out to help the extended families of the children. FPC took our first mission team, a dental team, to serve with Pfunanane in 2012 and a vision team in June 2013 to spend time with and be an encouragement to the staff and children at Pfunanane. Pfunanane offers a child sponsorship program for the children at the school. It provides basic yet vital support for the precious children there at Pfunanane.