Sarepta Outreach Ministry
Sarepta Outreach Ministry is a mercy ministry working out of Sarepta Church, and has been in operation for many years. We are called to care for and support people who are infected and affected by HIV and AIDS. There is sadly no shortage of people that are affected by the disease in Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa. The prevalence rate is the highest in South Africa and regarded as one of the highest in the world. The focus of our ministry is in Stockville and KwaNyuswa.
We draw alongside a few families and we address some of their most basic needs like food, clothing, schooling, spiritual needs. We work with social workers, and we help people to register for various grants that may be available. Ultimately we help people in such a way that they have the means to provide a sustainable income for their family. When the family is able to stand on their own feet, we ensure that they assist with new families that are in a position worse than their own.
The team is headed up by Joe Morris, supported by Zolani Phakathi, Alan Blackman and other volunteers. We are always looking for people to go into the areas every second week to take food, to minister and to pray.
For I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me. Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed you, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick or in prison and come to You?’ And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ Matthew 25:35-40