Samuel Welfare and Mission Society
Samuel Welfare and mission society was founded by Pastor Ishtiaq Samuel Gill with the vision of 'church planting' in marginalized communities and seeing to the welfare of orphans, destitute children and the poor.
Currently we serve more than 100 children in a township called Malukazi, near Isipingo, Durban. We have discovered that most of these children live with single parents or are taken care of by their grandparents. The reason for this is that most of their parents have either died of Aids, been killed or have simply deserted their children. The Society continues to assist these children with educational programs, food, stationary, toys, school fees, clothing, medical, guidance and counseling on a regular basis.
The Society has also been involved in the welfare of families in the community by seeing to the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of the families. Most of the single parents and guardians are struggling to find a job. Some of them are too old to take care of their families and others are sick or bed-ridden (dying of Aids). Drugs, violence and crime have left the families of the community devastated with many insecurities and no hope for the future. Despite the harsh circumstances in the community, we thank God for placing us there. Our desire is to be of service to those who are suffering, by sharing the unfailing love of Christ through practical means.