WESTMINSTER — A new Sakhisizwe Christian Ministries of South Africa has been started here by Don Bixler, formerly director of development for HampsteadYouth for Christ.
Bixler and his wife, Judy, were former missionaries with youth for Christ in South Africa in 1990, where they developed a love for the poor people of the black townships.
In February 1990, Sakhisizwe Christian Ministries of Kwazakhele (a township near Port Elizabeth) was formed by Sicelo Duze, former executive director with Youth for Christ in Port Elizabeth and the Bixlers' boss.
Sakhisizwe in the Xhosa language means "build the nation." The Bixlers plan to help build the nation of South Africa by spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ to all the people and demonstrating the love of Christ by providing for their physical and social needs.
The major emphasis of the ministry in South Africa will include evangelism, education and social programs.
The local ministry will beresponsible for raising funds, securing short-term volunteers and long-term missionaries for the Kwazakhele ministry.
Information: Sakhisizwe Christian Ministries of South Africa, P.O. Box 2123, Westminster, 21157-9123; or call 857-4512.