Kickin’ It Like Jesus

In my last post, I promised to share with you other ministries and people who roll like the King of Kings.

So, here we go:

Thrive Africa lives out the idea that it is possible to impact the people of southern Africa with discipleship and service. The ministry teaches children, loves on orphans and trains up leaders from southern Africa to build the local church. Thrive Africa also provides a place for those considering engaging in cross-cultural service a chance to explore.

Here is what Thrive Africa says about the work that they do:

Our mission is to equip and mobilize indigenous leaders to become strategic, Godly influences in their cultural communities. Our model of ministry is based on II Timothy 2:2: “…Teach these great truths to trustworthy people who are able to pass them on to others.”

We train pastors, teach discipleship classes, promote AIDS prevention through abstinence, and inspire young people through our youth camps.

Launchpad Discipleship Classmates

Sarah and I first learned about Thrive because Sarah’s cousin, Katie went to serve there as an intern for one year.  Many things must have happened in her heart as she served with Thrive.  At the end of the year, Katie committed to return full-time to serve.  Additionally, God seems to have rewarded Katie’s willingness to serve by providing her a husband, Marc who also serves with Thrive.  Isn’t that cool?

Over the last year, we have come to realize that Thrive Africa is living out the Great Commission in unique and creative ways.  They truly believe in this commandment to make disciples and that it’s possible to actually do something to impact South Africa.

We hope that you don’t just read this.  We hope your heart is tweaked.  But, ideally, we hope you feel compelled to action.  As the fourth chapter of James indicates, if you know to do good and don’t do it….yikes!  Likewise, if you hear the word of God and do nothing, your are like the one who looks in the mirror but then forgets what he looks like….uh, who wants to be that person? So, what do you say?  Now you know of an organization that is doing the Lord’s work and needs your help.  How about we step up and support Thrive Africa?

Here are some ways that you can find out more, get involved and give to Thrive Africa:

You have all been a great encouragement and support to us.  Will you do the same for Thrive Africa?


5 thoughts on “Kickin’ It Like Jesus

    • It’s an honor to share your ministry with others. It’s also kind of fun to follow along as His plan unfolds in your lives. Please tell Marc we say hello and love the work he is doing on the Thrive website. Oh, and, does he still have the beard?

    • after the heat of the summer is over, i would be up for the beardly adventure but alas my lovely wife doesn’t approve. also thought of shaving my head…same response from Sarah. I think I could pull off the bald lumberjack look….hmmm.

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