Our primary field of ministry is in an informal settlement (also referred to as a squatter camp or “plakkerskamp”) just outside of the town of Saldanha, located on the Cape West Coast.
Middelpos is home to a large group of jobless people who have come to Saldanha looking for work, most from the Eastern Cape but also a good number from neighboring countries like Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Conditions are cramped with the majority of people living in self-constructed dwellings called “shacks”. The government has begun with the construction and allocation of proper houses, but the progress is slow and the number of people coming to Middelpos seems to be growing much faster than the supply of houses.
Our ministry is an evangelical outreach amongst the residents of the Middelpos informal settlement, which includes adults and children. We conduct Sunday morning services and have fellowship groups on Wednesday evenings. We have roughly 30 adults and 60 children who attend services each week.
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