Our strong links with South Africa stem from our church roots. Ruwach was established in 2002 by Jacky and Noreen as a branch of Christian Centre, East London, SA, and our links have remained strong over the years. We regularly send teams from Ruwach to join with the various church and community work in and around East London, and Jacky continues to speak at churches and conferences during his visits to South Africa. In turn we welcome guests and speakers from SA at Ruwach, whose input we highly value as a church.
Activities that our teams have been involved with in SA include preaching and performing dance and drama in local churches, working with ‘Light of Hope’, which works with patients who are HIV+, delivering food packages and clothes to people in the townships, helping at crèches for underprivileged/orphaned children, working at the Daily Bread orphanage, and joining in with youth ministry at Downtown and Christian Centre.