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Summer 2019 Africa Mission Trip

Is God calling you to GO and serve? Shepherd’s Grove Presbyterian Church is commissioning a team to build a playground at the Christ Church Christian Care Centre (5Cees) orphanage in Johannesburg, South Africa. The 5Cees orphanage provides love and care for over 100 children and has been a ministry partner for 15 years. This amazing adventure will be an incredible blessing to the 5Cees children and will be an awesome faith journey for the mission team.

What will the team do? We’re partnering with Kids Around the World to build a playground at the orphanage. The team will also engage in other service projects and have an opportunity to engage with and learn more about the people and culture of Africa.

Trip dates: Depart 7/5/19 and arrive home on 7/16/19.

Cost per person: $2,500 (includes airfare, lodging, food and other incidental trip costs). A non-refundable $500 deposit per person will be required by March 28, 2019.

For more info or sign up: You can get more information and sign up at the OUTREACH table on the Courtyard on Sundays. You may also contact: David Boyd (949) 433-9737, OR Curtis Drever (714) 906-3841, 

Why is IPC engaged in Africa?

Jesus told his disciples, “ ...  just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” (Matthew 25:40)

Feed the hungry and thirsty. Clothe the ragged. Visit the sick and incarcerated. To the extent that we do these things for the broken, bereft men, women, and children in our world, we also do for Christ! Africa is a continent that in many ways is broken and hurting. Africa by the millions:

  • Over 300 million people in Africa live on less than $1 per day.

  • Over 30 million people in Africa are HIV positive. This represents 70% of global infections.

  • Over 11 million African children have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS.

God calls us to be the hands and feet of Christ — to respond with compassion to His children who are suffering in the world. We can look at God’s people in Africa with stolen dreams, at an entire continent whose future hangs in the balance, and question God. Or we can look at these problems and realize this is God’s question to us: Who cares about the people of Africa? We do! 

For more information about Africa missions, contact David Boyd at 949.433.9737.

Project Africa Sponsorships

Give the Gift of Hope to a Child in Need – 100% of all sponsor donations will provide critical life-giving support to the children served by our Africa mission partners.

The ministry partners are:
5Cs Christ Church Christian Care Centre (Mike Sunker)
UBCD (Themba and Buhle Bhembe)
New Life School (Solomon and Grace Fasanmade)

Solomon and Grace Fasanmade

Pastors, New Life School, Swaziland, Africa

Over 40% of all adults in Swaziland are infected with HIV. As a result, thousands of children have lost one or both parents, and are either living on the streets or with very little support. The New Life School is a beacon of hope for many of these children. This Christian high school provides an education, food, and shelter for orphaned and poverty-stricken children. Pastor Solomon Fasanmade is the Director (and founder) of the school. IPC has developed a child sponsorship program that currently provides hope to children in need. IPC also commissions short-term missions teams to serve with the children and staff at New Life.

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Paul Siaki and Family

Missionaries, OC International, South Africa

Rev. Paul Siaki is a tireless missionary who plants and nurtures new churches in Africa. He also trains pastors to serve and lead these churches to further God’s kingdom. The hearts and lives of people in Africa can only be transformed through God’s love and grace. Paul’s work in Africa is spreading the Gospel to a continent that is yearning for God’s healing transformation. IPC provides ongoing prayer and financial support to Paul Siaki and OC International. 

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Themba and Buhle Bhembe

Ubuhlebethemba Community Development (UBCD), Natal, South Africa

After decades of oppression, Soweto township is burdened with 60% unemployment, a high crime rate, and poverty. UBCD is playing a central and mission critical role in transforming the lives of God’s people in Soweto. UBCD ministers to the needs of the community, and also has a food program. UBCD serves the poorest of the poor: those living with poverty, unemployment, HIV, and lack of educational opportunities. In June 2014, Themba and Buhle established a new community development center in Natal, South Africa. The Natal center provides food, tutoring, spiritual mentoring and counseling, home-based care, and after school activities to a rural, impoverished community.

Themba and Buhle Bhembe Worship and Testimony Video

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Mike Sunker

Director, Christ Church Christian Care Centre (5Cs), Hillbrow, South Africa

Rev. Mike Sunker is the Director of the 5Cs, and heads a staff of 14. IPC provides ongoing prayer support, and routinely commissions short-term mission teams to serve with this ministry.  

Hillbrow is an inner-city section of Johannesburg where there are many homeless children, struggling to cope and survive in an environment that seems hopeless. The Christ Church Christian Care Centre is primarily focused on serving the needs of the homeless, hurting, and hungry children of Hillbrow. The ministry includes:

  • Worship services and feeding program for homeless children

  • An orphanage for children

  • Education and spiritual counseling for young children and troubled teens.

Video messages from the Mike Sunker and the 5Cs ministry:

5Cs, part 1:
5Cs, part 2:
5Cs, part 3:
5Cs, part 4:  


Project Africa Sponsorships

Give the Gift of Hope to a Child in Need – 100% of all sponsor donations will provide critical life-giving support to the children served by our Africa mission partners:

5Cs Christ Church Christian Care Centre (Mike Sunker)

UBCD (Themba and Buhle Bhembe)

New Life School (Solomon and Grace Fasanmade)


Missions Contact

David Boyd