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Prince Ministry in South Africa

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Foster Care, International, International Relief

Mission: Prince Ministry in South Africa exists to support The Fold, SA Children's Home which has been registered as a private hostel in South Africa. We currently have 32 children in our care. These are children of various backgrounds, but none of them had any type of a future. They now have love, good nutrition, and a good education to enable them to have a future. We hope they will make a difference in their country. These children are in individual homes with no more than 8 children per home, with a house mother to take care of them.

Results: September 2019 will be our 9th anniversary of our first child to move into the Fold. We now have 4 homes which are full. We also started our own private school in 2016, which has creche up to the ninth grade. We need to raise the funds for our additional teacher in 2019 who covers up to the 9th grade.

Target demographics: children to have a better life, good nutrition and a better education

Geographic areas served: South Africa

Programs: 4 individual homes with 8 children in each home. plus our own school up to ninth grade.

Community Stories

95 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had the opportunity with my family twice to visit the Fold during our vacations and i have always been impressed by the work being completed there. The volunteers and staff are friendly and kind. They work hard to provide a safe and caring home for them and to educate them. The children always are happy and friendly to all visitors. I wish them continued success

Donor

Rating: 5

Micky and Paul were called to help children who can benefit from extra special care and to educate them so they can be successful in life! They have built a wonderful place for kids not only for their education but practical application. Truly a wonderful and successful ministry!

Tammy W.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have been visiting The Fold children’s home for four years. The facility has grown and the improvements are beautiful! The children are well cared for and are being properly educated. We love the ‘family’ concept that they utilize to help the children feel like they belong and not just a massive dormitory full of children’s beds. The house moms are integral to this concept and do a beautiful job!

Jenny Prince S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They were called by God to open a home for children in need. There have been many challenges but they have continued to serve their community in South Africa. The kids are more confident and have more opportunities in life thanks to The Fold.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I served in 2009 just as The Fold was putting all in place to serve the children. Since then The Fold has been a shepherd to so many children with love, compassion and unending energy. A wonderful blessing to so many.

Donor

Rating: 5

Saving Grace Ministries are glad to support Prince Ministry in South Africa. They are doing a great work helping the children in their care. They not only teach them academically, but spiritually as well as loving each one. It moves us to know that they genuinely care for each one in the nonprofit organization. Their work is not only within their establishment but the community as well, teaching the children how to care and help others. I enjoy the monthly news letters to inform of their progress and needs.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Fold is such a blessing for these children of God. The house mommas love and take such great care of the children. The teachers not only teach, but also give them life lessons to help in the future. Paul and Mickey Prince are doing God's work to help insure The Fold is a safe place and a place where God's word is shared so the children know God love for them. All the staff care not only for the property, but makes certain the children hear God's word.

Wayne R. W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My family and I visited The Fold when we were in SA on vacation. When we were on site, we were further convicted to serve the under served there in Limpopo. The mission is pure and the men and women that support the children there are truly a blessing to all. I hope to return and provide my hands and time to the ministry.

sanderson99

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had the opportunity to visit the Fold twice and am humbled by the work being completed there. The volunteers and staff are loving, wise, and competent. They work diligently to meet the needs of children in their region and provide a loving, safe place for them to grow and learn. If you choose to support this organization via prayer, donations, and/or visiting I am sure it will be much appreciated.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Had a great time and still having a great time at the Fold.
Peaceful.
Full of Love.
Its an honour really to be here.

1 Kaleb H.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to volunteer at this charity in Spring of 2019 and left overwhelmed by their dedication and love for taking care of some of the regions most vulnerable children. They provide housing, meals, and education for children who wouldn't receive this sort of support otherwise. Prince Ministry is truly a beacon of light and hope where they are.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

i had the opportunity of visiting and working at The Fold for about a week and found the Princes' to be dedicated providing the best possible atmosphere for the children in their care. Paul and Mikey always make decisions about The Fold and it's children and what is best for them. Children know that they are loved and cared for beyond anything in their previous experience. This couple is working hard to make sure these children are given the key elements of becoming good citizens of South Africa. There education goes beyond books and learning. These young people are given the opportunity to learn life skills that will make them feel that they are valued and self confident.

The Children at The Fold are blessed beyond measure.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mickey and Paul have a heart for children...and love for our Lord! They put that together with a lot of tenacity and have created The Fold, where not only children are loved, but educated and taught about Jesus! What a beautiful ministry they share as they take care of so many little ones!

Donor

Rating: 5

I visited the Fold last year - I had been introduced to the Community by a fellow donor. What they are achieving there is truly amazing. God Bless everyone involved

1 Ron R.2

Donor

Rating: 5

Paul and Micky and their staff at the Fold are doing a azinf work for the children in their community. They caontinue to make great progress year after year teaching and training young people to grow up into strong leaders for the future of South Africa! They provide a home and school for children who would not have an opportunity for either without the Prince’s intervention. Volunteer or give as you can to make a lasting difference!

Donor

Rating: 5

My husband and I were in South Africa on safari and happened to drive by The Fold on our way into the camp. We wanted to stop and hear about what they were all about and bring donations. Little did I know how much impact the wonderful work Paul and Mickey, along with their amazing staff, would have on me. They are impacting children's lives one heart and mind at a time. For many of these children there was no hope until they stepped into The Fold. Keep up the great work. I pray that God will continue to send his blessings upon The Fold and their mission.

Donor

Rating: 5

This Christian ministry has been quite instrumental in providing a home for orphans that is based on love, of God first, and of children. They keep supporters well informed and make very good use of the funds directed their way.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Loved my month at the FOLD and they have grown so much since I visited! What a great ministry

Donor

Rating: 5

Barrit family from Denmark:
We have visited “The Fold” while travelling in SA. We came uninvited with smal donations, toys etc. We met the most caring and loving people. This is really a fantastic place with people doing a Huge difference for children in SA. We can only encourige others to support The Fold. Kind regards, Anders Barrit & family

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Paul and Micky have such big hearts for the children of Africa, and they have already been such a great help. I completely support them and their vision, and I hope their ministry continues to grow.

Borotho A.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Fold is the best NPO dealing with children. Mickey and Paul Prince are the best in this ministry of the poor and needy. My visit there was a very joyful one as I celebrated my birthday with the kids. They are so wonderful and cheerful thanks to the work done with them. Their lives have been pumped with love and care.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Place full of love and joy all the time. Paul and Mickey dedicated their lives to this Ministry. Always available and taking good care of their kids. Physically and emotionally they are well taken care of academically they are excellent.

Bonnie K.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Prince Ministries is a wonderful non profit that helps children in need. I support them and if anyone is looking for a charity to donate to, this is a great one!

Lucy T.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Princes' - Paul & Mickey have dedicated their lives to the success of this home. They have left everything to do this and worthy of your support for the work that they have done setting up the home and making it a home for these children to feel loved and to grow and learn. They are kind , decent and loving people.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Fold is an excellent place for children to get the extra attention, education and medical help that their families are unable to provide. The facilities are well kept and attractive. The education the children receive is not limited to school work. They also get to experience growing fruits and vegetables. They learn life skills. They learn about God. I highly recommend this ministry.

Carly Layne Y.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I spent 5 weeks here a couple of summers ago. It's amazing to see the work that Mr. Paul and Mrs. Micky are doing at The Fold SA. They are a valued member of their community and mean so much to their kids. Uncle Paul and Auntie Micky are a huge inspiration!

Pam_120

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They do wonderful things for these kids. They go above and beyond what most people would to to make these kids feel loved and special.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Fold is an amazing haven/school for children. I was privileged to volunteer there during a recent mission trip to South Africa. Children live in small group homes with a house mother, who cares for them. There is a separate school building and teaching staff. The owners, Paul and Mickey, are wonderful, loving people who have given their hearts to this school. the children there learn and grow in such a loving and healthy environment. Paul and Mickey do so much with limited resources.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Earlier this year I was able to spend nearly 3 months at The Fold setting up a computer lab in the school to enhance the educational opportunity of these children. I also had the time to really get to know the children and listen to their hopes/desires for their future. Without Prince Ministry and The Fold, these dreams would not exist, and could not be cultivated. These children are being given every chance possible to make an incredible life for themselves, and their future families. I have really come to love everyone of them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered at The Fold through Son Safaris in May and June 2017. What amazing group of people!! Paul, Mickey, Philip and Rheta definitely have hearts for all these children! I had a wonderful time there and was amazed to see the love and caring for each individual
child at The Fold.

1 Lisa360

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Fold has the most wonderful people who have a heart for Africa and the children there. I have perosnally been to the Fold and think about them often!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been aware of The Fold for a while now, and I was so amazed by their story that I just had to go. What they are doing for the children there pulls on my heart strings, so in October, I will be traveling there to serve. I am looking very forward to meeting the children and working for this wonderful organization. They have done amazing work there and could use the support of anyone who has a heart for the work that they are doing!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have followed this ministry from its inception. It is excellent. Each child is loved band nurtred. All are cared for and taught a better way to do life.

I am delighted to see what God is doing here

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity and the privilege to volunteer at the Fold, once a week for 5 months last year and what an honour that was! It was evident that the 'du Plessis' and the 'Princes' have huge hearts towards the children and showered each child with so much love and affection. The impact that this organisation is having on the children's lives will set them up for life, allowing them to go so much further than they ever would have before. While being there I fell in love with each child, playing games, doing dramas and art activities with them. It was amazing to see the work they were doing within the school and providing the kids with education and the hearts of the teachers. The house set up is great as it allows every child to feel like they are part of a home and the mums are just awesome! Praying and cheering you guys on and I look forward to seeing you again sometime in the future!
Anna Reynisdottir

1 Mollie S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Prince Ministry at The Fold is an exceptional program. They give the children in their care love, security, good food, and make sure they get a good education. I f you have never been to South Africa before you must consider going to this ministry. Even you can only stay a couple of weeks you can meet the children and talk to Micky and Paul about their ministry. You can help the children with their school work or even just play with them and get to know them. They have a wonderful school that they recently have built right on their property. If are looking for a ministry to support please consider this one.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We keep n contact with this ministry and the more we hear from them we grow deeper in love with them. We are planning a trip visit them soon. They give so much one on one with the children under their care. They teach then they are loved not only by them, but by their heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ. They do an excellent job of sending pictures and keeping us informed. I feel that I am almost right there with them. We work on our church missions board and I can tell you that not all missionaries keep you as well informed.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It has been amazing watching The Fold grow in leaps and bounds, doing amazing things with the little they have.... imagine what they can do with even more. Nothing gets wasted at the Fold, they try to be as economical as possible and as self sustaining as possible. It is great to see how these people always put the needs of the children before themselves

1 fledge

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

"When we arrived for the first time to serve at The Fold I felt like I was home." These were the precious words of one of my college students who served with us. The environment created by Paul and Mickey to provide a safe Christ-filled home and opportunities to get an education for the children living at the home is impeccable. The love and guidance shown to the kids is beautiful. For us as a partner which brings teams to help with day to day life at The Fold they truly allow us to help. Our teams work hard, get hands dirty, and love on the precious kids. We absolutely look forward to a lifetime relationship with The Fold, because it feels like home.

1 Kevin150

Donor

Rating: 5

These guys have a heart of gold. They are in it for all the right reasons.

1 Roel S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Fold is an amazing place that has a really big vision for the kids. They have so much love, and it really feels like a home. It was a pleasure getting to volunteer with them and I hope I'll someday get the chance to in the future. What a beautiful ministry!

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Donor

Rating: 5

It has been my great pleasure to support Paul and Micky in their endeavor to help the children of Africa. I knew them when they first started talking about the mission and have admired them as they made it a reality. They give of themselves selflessly and I feel blessed to have them as Christian mentors.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have known the Princes for almost thirty years and I cannot think of anyone more dedicated, loving and selfless, to care for these children. Paul & Micky's continued sacrifice is making a difference in the lives of these little children who are now receiving the love and care they need and deserve. Paul & Micky are both retired, receive their own incomes, and do not use any of the ministry funds for personal use. Consider donating to the Prince Ministry in South Africa to help Paul & Micky continue to make a difference in the world.

1 SharronL

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Prince ministry is a great non-profit that helps kids who are in need in South Africa. Please consider this ministry when choosing a non-profit organization to support.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Fold, (Prince MInistry), is a great non-profit! They care for abandoned and hurting kids in Africa. More power to them!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Fold is an amazing place of people who love the Lord and show that love to children in need. I have been blessed by my opportunity to serve with them! Go serve at the Fold! You will be a blessing and will be blessed!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am the treasurer for the Fold, SA Children's Home. This is the organization that Prince Ministry supports. This year has been the greatest year yet, for moving forward. This year another house was opened, and now we have 24 children in care. We also opened our own school up through 3rd grade. The children are doing so much better in their new environment, with teachers who really love what they are doing. We are in the process of building a chicken coop, and enlarging the garden, so we can save money and be more self sustaining. We want to add another teacher next year, but we must raise the $1,000 monthly to pay for the teacher. This teacher would be taking care of 4th, 5th and maybe 6th grade.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Fold continues to grow. Due to issues with red tape, the third house is still not open. But the infrastructure continues to improve and we will be ready to accept more children hopefully early next year. The 15 children we have are all doing well. We have a new couple that has recently joined The Fold and their skills are making a huge difference.

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1 Linda413

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We visited The Fold close to Vaalwater during March. We where impressed with what we saw there. The people are giving their everything to uplift children with poor circumstances. The children all looked happy and well cared for. What impressed us was the houses which was run by house mom's and the fact that brothers and sisters are kept together in one house and not divided between 2 houses. The school which the Fold are running was of high standard. We could see that love and care for the children was the main purpose of the Fold. We were so blessed by visiting them.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

I have known Paul and Micky since they first came to South Africa. With huge hearts and determination I watched them build up a home to care for children in a place where little regard is given to them. Paul and Micky at The Fold have provided a safe environment as well as a nurturing home for their children. Their continued efforts show their love for these children, bringing opportunity that exceeds anything they could have imagined. Pray for them as we do. Support them as we do.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I went to the Prince Ministry. I was so blessed! I could see the love and passion that the staff have for the children!! The place was so beautiful and clean! I could really felt the love of God!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I went to Prince Ministry. Wow!!! I was so impressed with the place.
The place was so filled with God's love.
Everything was well organised. The staff was friendly and the kids was so full of joy!
The place were clean and beautiful! Everything are so in place!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Prince Ministry supports the Fold in South Africa. They take care of children in need. I feel a great sense of satisfaction investing in the lives of these children. It's my goal to gather to us, others of like passion. Our 30 year goal is to have as many as 8 houses with as many as 8 children in each house. Our own school is quickly becoming a reality and a dream come true. We will obviously be needing increasing support as we grow toward the end goal. We are pleased to report that awareness and support of this ministry is growing.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Greetings.Volunteering at The Fold is such a great honour for me.I feel privileged to be part of such an amazing
ministry. Working closely with the mothers I can see everyday the love they have for the kids.They treat them with so much love as if it was their own kids.And teaching them about God in everyday live.The kids:I just love everyone of them. They are so hungry for love and acceptance.So every minute you spend with them make them bloom and every hug you give you can see the stars in there eyes.The team here are a team set together by God.I learn something new each day from al the team members.If you want make a difference in a child's live,don't let this opportunity pass you by.It is a great honour to be part of Gods plan.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Being part of The Fold Children's Home is one of the most fulfilling things I have done in my years of working, it is not just a job but a calling / passion. When I arrived at The Fold I immediately fell in love with the children and knew I was at the right place. At The Fold there is a great family bonding and strong relationships between Co-workers and Children. Everyday here is a challenge and just by being part of these kids life and realizing how privileged I am to be part of this great thing knowing that someday these children is South Africa's next generation. If you are at The Fold whether it is full time or just by being part, you definitely know that God is real!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Paul and Mickey is definitely hart and soul into the ministry. have visted them in past and could see their passion
blessings

Mary369

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Way to go, Mickey. What you are doing is wonderful. Mary Johnson

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with The Fold when I came to visit South Africa. They are helping children to have a safe environment where they can thrive and grow. The kids are happy and get many opportunities for their future because of living there. I am impressed with the system they have and hope to visit them again.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

To put it simply, The Fold changed my life. My first visit to The Fold was in September-December of 2011. I had just graduated high school and did not know what to do with my life. I came to The Fold rather than starting college right off the bat. During my stay, my heart broke for the children here. I had such an amazing time that when I left, I knew I wanted to go to Bible College to get a Missions degree. Now I am in my senior year of college, an intercultural studies major, and I am completing my extended internship here in SA where most of my time will be spent at The Fold. I knew I could not live the rest of my life without returning here, and I am sure I will be back. The people here are visionaries with their hearts set on doing God's will. This work is not easy, and not even desirable by many, but it is diligently done because God has instructed them to do it. The love, care, and attention the children receive is incredible. I have seen several people come to The Fold and heard many others' stories, each person was changed in some way after being here. They not only give their all to make sure the children are well taken care of, they also go out of their way to help the volunteers in any way they can, whether it be emotionally, physically, or spiritually. The Fold is a fairly new organization, so many things are still in the making, but the visions and ideas of what it will be like in the future are equally as incredible as the work going on in the present. I am so glad I came here, and there is no other place I would rather be right now. I thank God for the people who answered God's call and share His love with children who so desperately need it.

Donor

Rating: 5

Having visited The Fold Children's Home in South Africa two years ago, I can say confidently that all donations are gratefully received and used to the max! Paul and Micky Prince have sacrificially given their all, both their resources and their lives, to improving the lot of these needy children. Two years ago, my husband and I purchased and delivered school supplies to The Fold, in conjunction with a hunting trip to the area. Then, again last year, I sent a former student to The Fold for the summer, and had her bring a big suitcase full of clothing, school supplies, and toys for the children. The goal is to someday be able to conduct daily school classes at The Fold, as it is often difficult to afford to send them in to the nearest town for their education. The Fold relies on volunteers to help tutor the children, and to provide recreational opportunities for them. Any efforts beyond personal volunteers to help support this worthy act of love are greatly appreciated. One day, these children will grow up and begin to pay it forward, thus improving the lives of a new generation in South Africa.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Having visited The Fold Children's Home in the Limpopo region of South Africa over a year ago, my husband and I were impressed with the amazing work done by Paul & Micky Prince. They have dedicated their lives to the betterment of the lives of children in that region, who have been either orphaned or left to fend for themselves in a very difficult economic situation.

We have donated money, gently used clothing, school supplies, and other necessities to The Fold, and I can honestly say that every donation has been directed to the needs of the children, one hundred percent!

In addition, I encouraged and helped to send a former student of mine to also volunteer at The Fold for an extended stay, and she came away with inspiration to continue the work began by the Princes. A visit to The Fold changes ones world view--guaranteed!

The Prince Ministry practices good stewardship of any donations received, and they are constantly networking with individuals and organizations to further their work among the children. Amazing results have already occurred, and more to follow with added support.

I can't rave enough about the wonderful work taking place with the Prince Ministry in South Africa.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Fold is such a wonderful place! Children from the nearby town of Vaalwater are being taken care of by stunning people who truly care about them. I was able to stay there for a few weeks last summer and was absolutely blown away by all that the Fold is doing for these kids. The children are valued and important and will one day be able to take all that they have learned at the Fold back into their community. I believe that the leadership being taught to the children at the Fold will help build a stronger South Africa one day.

Michael241

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been blessed to be able to visit and help out at The Fold on three different occasions. The Fold is doing a wonderful work as they teach children to be responsible for themselves and those around them. The staff at The Fold have given their lives to be mentors for the children and to be respected members of South Africa. Each visit I have made I have seen growth in all areas including knowledge of the bible in each child. I truly believe that what they offer by taking care of the health and welfare of these children will give each one the opportunity to be who ever they want to be as they become responsible citizens of their communities... I pray that more people and organizations will take a look at what great things are happening and will happen in the future at The Fold.

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a tremendous organization! They are very caring people, who are meeting a great need in South Africa.

Michael106

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Fold has been a work of Prince ministry in South Africa for years. Their systematic approach to every part of taking care of the children in this hope is very noticeable. Their attention to quality in provision for the children shows in the structure, physical and spiritual. Their commitment is for a lifetime, the lifetimes of the children in their care.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

I have worked with Paul and Micky at The Fold Childrens Home for years now. They have been inspirational in their collection of data, developing resources, and acquiring the information needed to be not only legal but to absolutely be caring of the children placed with them. If you ever need an excuse to do something good and want to do it in South Africa, I'm sure they would greatly appreciate your help. Look now, support financially, or plan a trip to contribute to their needs at the facility in South Africa.

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1 Betty13

Volunteer

Rating: 4

August, 2014 will be my 4th trip there from St. Louis, Mo. It is so rewarding to visit and work with the children. That children's home is such a blessing to those children. There is so much love there for each other and their faith is so strong. God bless them all.

Some of those had no or little schooling before going there and now are getting the best.

I did jobs around there and played with the children. The last time I was ill most of the time, so I did sewing away from them just in case.

I am 77 years old and enjoy those children.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

These great Christians sold everything, moved to South Africa forever. They have purchased land, have 2 children's home and have taken in 16 children so far. The children are being raised in loving Christian homes. And going from no schooling to getting the best. I have been there 3 times for a total of 8 weeks.
They are doing a great job. I am also a donor and every cent goes to those children and what is needed to raise them in a loving Christian way. Micky and Paul are both military retires and have their own income.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This ministry selflessly gives to make each child feel loved. They are Jesus' hands and feet and through their actions they share Jesus with each child
As an individual who spent time in orphanages, I'm impressed with the 1:1 time given to each child The pictures show the joy of Jesus!
The love is contagious and makes me want to be a part of it all. I've taken the extra step to make plans to personally visit.

John199

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

These people have a passion for their work! My wife and I will go next fall and volunteer. They have touched the lives of many kids.

John and Nancy Burgett

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Princes visited in South Africa, saw the need to help deserate children, came back to the United States, got rid of their possessions and went to help those in need in South Africa. Each child is treated, loved, cherished, and schooled as if each one were the only one. Love abounds at "The Fold".

Kathy134

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Fold have answered the call to take care of orphans in their distress and they are doing.a fantastic job of it. They are becoming sustainable with garden and game and use every resource God gives them. They are training young men and women to be Godly and the changes that will come from them are yet to be known, but I am excited to see what those will be.