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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 24 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 2016 was our 6th anniversary of our first child to move into the Fold. We now have 3 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 2017 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: 3 individual homes with 8 children in each home. plus our own school up to ninth grade.

Community Stories

72 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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!

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".