Have Faith Ministries, Inc.

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South Africa
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Mary Rose Primary School
Primary School Education
Community Empowerment Projects International CEPI
Counseling for abused and traumatised women
Have Faith Ministries Inc.
Have Faith Ministries School of Theology/Seminary
Community Development & Empowerment
New Hope Mission kenya cbo
Primary School Education

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At the age of seventeen I accepted the Lord as my personal Savior,and was baptized.After completing two years of my three year teacher's diploma in 1976 ,I started teaching as an unqualified teacher.In March 1976 I left South Africa for Tanzania,to receive training in freedom fighting.It was duringTHIS time that I neglected my relationship with God. In April 1976,Shortly after eight comrades and myself crossed the border fromTanzania into South Africa,to attack strategic points in my country,I was flung to the ground.From my head down to my body and toes,I was soaked in blood.At THAT moment I feared for the worse...thought I was shot by the enemy,and was dying.Four days later I woke up in Tanzania in one of our camps.I was informed by our platoon leader that ALL eight of my comrades died in a land mine field,and that I was the ONLYsurvivor.At THAT moment I realized that God came through for me.Even though I have forgotten about Him,He NEVER left me.What was the odds against nine people,who walked into a landmine field to come back alive?I promised God that I would restore my relationship with Him,as soon as I got back to South Africa.Two weeks before the June 1976 riots,I returned home,to aid the final preparations for the up rise.In August 1976 I was expelled from teaching by the "apartheid" government,and detained under the Internal Security Act.In between the inhumane tortures I have suffered in detention,I had a lot of time to find my God again,and to restore my relationship with Him.In fact,I believe if it was not for HIS intervention during THIS time,I would definitely NOT be alive today,to tell MY story.

Four months after I was released from detention in May 1977,I joined a missionary group in Namibia,where I was working among the bushmen(Khoi/San).For the ten years I spent here, I was teaching the bushman children to read and speak and write Afrikaans.Two years AFTER I arrived in the Richtersveld(1979),I started ministring the Word of God to the Bushmen population in the area that was allocated to me.A year later four bushmen women was converted and baptised(1980). We build a hut in which we held our prayer meetings and Sunday school. THIS hut could innitially accommodate twenty people. When I left the mission in 1987,our membership grew from four converts to twenty,fifty children and thirty five adults who could speak,read and write Afrikaans.Today,the Richtersveld bushman community are spiritually and socially empowered,with a church AND primary school.

In December 1988 I started my own church called PEOPLE OF THE COVENANT in the Western Cape.Because of my history of political activism,it was EXTREMELY difficult to keep the church going,because I was constantly interogated and detained by the Security Police.Nevertheless,the Spirit of God could NOT be extinguished in my heart.In 1990 I started a branch of our church in the Northern Cape of South Africa(Riemvasmaak - Khoi/San region). Currently we have a membership of ninety five in Cape Town,and in Kakamas in the Northern Cape,we have a membership of forty. Because of the GREAT need for spiritual AND economic empowerment, after our country obtained it's democratic freedom in 1994,I started a community development and empowerment organization in 2004.Our main objectives was to provide skills development,computer training,small business training programs,bible studies and youth leadership programs.ONE of our missions is to empower previously disadvantaged communities in the Western and Northern Cape.We have a branch in Kakamas,and our Head Office is in Gaylee,Cape Town.Currently we have a Facebook webpage COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT AND DEVELOPMENT and a group profile COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT PROJECTS.We ALSO have our own website at communityempowermentprojects.webs.com Recently we have signed up three hundred members in Kenya and are also working with a youth mission goup in Trinidad(West Indian Islands).The executive management members of our organization in Kenya are Miss.Dorcus Daisy,Pastor Peter Kaloki and Mabukha Aggrey.We plan to have our FIRST African conference in July 2013.

Have recently applied to Have Faith Ministry Inc. for ordination.Application is still pending.

Regards.

James Linders

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