Thousand Hills seeks to reach out to our local community through service both by individuals and by the church community.
The first Saturday of each month (except in July and August) the church is open from 10.00-12.00 to offer clothing, coffee and conversation. Those in need are welcome to come and choose suitable clothes for themselves and their families from our large selection of clothing and footwear, as well as taking home linens and toys. Join us for a cup of coffee, homemade snacks and a chance to chat while you find clothing to suit you. Please email Erika if you would like information or if you would like to help in any way.
Thousand Hills supports a number of different global missionaries and we welcome you to add to our support.
The Odendaals are part of Houses of Hope Ministries International in Suriname. They are involved in teaching and re-socialising newly released prisoners and an education project in the interior to help destitute children remain in school. See hoh-ministries-int for more information.
Annabelle Plaza – Philippines
Annabelle was born and raised in Surigao del Norte, Philippines and has been serving in the Philippines as a missionary for 22 years, through YWAM. She has always had a deep desire to share the gospel with indigenous people groups. Recently God has called Annabelle to begin work in a large muslim nation. In order to prepare for this she is training with Frontier Missions Training to be equipped for the tasks ahead. Later in 2013 Annabelle will move to her new country to serve God there. You can connect with Annabelle through Facebook.
Richard and Pita Zevenbergen – Brazil
Pita and Richard Zevenbergen have been missionaries in Brazil since 2005. God called them to Brazil to train missionaries and to urge the Brazilian church to do mission work. Richard is an ordained Pastor of the VPE and of the Brazilian Assemblies of God. Pita takes care of their three sons, Rafael 12 yrs, Christoph 9 yrs and Michael 8 yrs old, and teaches languages in the mission school.
In 2007 they started an international mission training school where dozens of Brazilians have been trained and sent out as cross-cultural missionaries across the world. Recently the international mission training school has been embraced by the Brazilian Assemblies of God and moved to a new location on a big farm where the students can live full time on the campus. The school terrain is also used for retreats and a congress center in the weekends. They also planted a church in Joinville through which many people have come to Christ and been discipled. The church is now part of the local Brazilian Assemblies of God. Richard has become the vice president of Chi Alpha (student ministry) in Brazil and is involved in evangelistic student ministry as well as preaching in churches, seminars and congresses. You can follow Richard on Facebook.
Dorien (Kip) Knight
Dorien, who is married to Wesley, lives in South Africa and works with Monte Christo Ministries in the township of Paarl near Capetown. Dorien is involved in community care for those who are poor, homeless, unemployed and sick. She is also involved in a ministry to young women trapped in prostitution. This growing project offers care, food, fun through movie nights, and teaches the women new skills. You can find Dorien on Facebook.