Usindiso Ministries will offer the best assistance and care that could be
given to the abused women, their children and teenage girls, who are accommodated at the
shelter and they will be guided towards being restored and healed - physically,
emotionally and spiritually, in a facility where all people are treated with
respect and dignity and where no person shall be unfairly discriminated against
on the basis of race, creed, colour, disability or age. To the glory of God, our
Father, through Jesus Christ.
- Usindiso Ministries offers shelter, basic needs, care, education and
social services to abused women, their children and teenage girls.
- It offers daily care and education to the children who attend the
nursery and pre-school.
- It works towards networking with all like-minded organizations that share
a common goal.
Usindiso Advisory Board Members
Glyn Weldschidt serves as Director and Chairperson of the Board. >>
Glyn and his wife, Charmaine, are Senior Pastors of Central Community
Fellowship, in the heart of Joubert Park, for the past 5 years. They have
two children, Joshua (9) and Matthew (7). Glyn taught for 13 years at
various high schools before entering the ministry which equipped him well to
work with the young people who make up the bulk of their congregants.
Glyn has a passion for sport, particularly racket sport and outdoor
<< Jean Bradley – Pastor, Executive Director, CEO, Founder &
Jean (right), known as Jay, is Pastor, Executive Director and CEO, Founder and
Visionary of Usindiso Ministries, and has been in full-time ministry since
1995. She has two sons; Llewellyn, who is married to Jessica, and Sean. Jean
became a grandmother in 2010, as both sons had babies within two weeks of
each other! Llewellyn and Jessica welcomed little Julia, and Sean and Joan
welcomed little Jared.
In her spare time, she enjoys watching TV, reading, and going to the gym.
Chris Kruger – Financial Director. >>
Chris has been married to Carol for 25 years. They have 3 children.
Chantal (25), Adrian (20) and Timothy (11). They have one grandson Calum (2
He has served at Rhema South Family Church since 1991 and has been in
full time ministry for the last 10 years. He serves as District Pastor,
Staff Pastor and Men’s Ministry Coordinator. He is passionate about
developing people’s potential and caring for people.
He has served on the board of Usindiso since 2004 in various capacities,
namely Vice Chairman and Treasurer.
His hobbies include golf, mountain biking and reading.
<< Ntsayi Ledwaba – Executive Director, Chief Social Worker.
Virginia Tyler More – elected member. >>
Virginia administers her own payroll office and lives with her two
children, Virgil (26) and Amy (22).
In her spare time she enjoys gardening and reading and building up her
spiritual life. She has been a member of the IAG church for many years.
<< Joseph Letlala – Elected Member.
Joseph Letlala runs the Tswelopele Frail Care facility in Hillbrow. He
has dedicated his life to making the lives of the outcasts of society
comfortable and fulfilled.
Vivian Theresa Moila – elected member. >>
Vivian is a Portfolio Manager of Women, Youth and Children’s projects
for the Transnet Foundation and with a social work background, has an
absolute passion for making empowerment issues work for young children,
women and men of all ages in our fledgling democracy.
She is a single parent of four adorable daughters who have given her an
immense education and insight into young people’s lives, particularly
<< Thandiwe Baleni – Elected Member and Project Co-ordinator.
Errol Goldstone – elected member. >>
<< Vernon and Esther Tisdalle - honorary members.
Vern and Esther Tisdalle returned home to the USA in May 2008 after
having completed many years as missionaries to Africa with the Assemblies of
God. They served faithfully on the board of Usindiso Ministries from 2003
and their valuable input, advice and encouragement is sorely missed.
The Usindiso Board voted them honorary members of Usindiso Ministries
after their departure and even though they are now far away, their
relationship with Usindiso Ministries will continue.
Larry Kapchinsky – honorary member. >>
Larry Kapchinsky, president of KidCare International and pastor of
Granite Creek Community Church in Claremont, California, lives with his wife
of 41 years and his 19 year old daughter. With a passion to help suffering
children while obeying the mandate of God’s word, Larry believes the word
of God is to be active. "I believe we must do more than 'read' the
Bible, we must 'do' the Bible," says Larry.
As his passion for 'Doing the Bible' grew, KidCare International began in
1991 after the fall of Communism, opening up the door to humanitarian aid in
Russia. During the hard Russian winters when the temperature plunged to 40°
below zero, orphanage children did not have adequate clothing or footwear
and barely survived on 3¢ worth of food a day. Larry gathered a group of
other concerned individuals and began travelling to Russia, and
hand-delivering basic essentials to the Russian orphans. As word spread of
the deplorable conditions in these orphanages, the number of volunteers and
volume of relief donations increased exponentially. People saw the need and
were moved to action.
In 2004, KidCare expanded its borders and began its partnership with the
USINDISO Center in Johannesburg in South Africa. KidCare International sent
a 40 foot ocean-freight container filled with hospital and medical supplies
to help to USINDISO in the formation stages of the dream to one day open a
clinic to serve the suffering people of downtown Johannesburg. The container
also carried needed paint, clothing, shoes, food, and furniture.
Today, KidCare International continues to support the vision of the
USINDISO center with its regular financial contributions, prayer, and
counsel, and by sending teams of volunteers to teach and encourage.
Larry Kapchinsky carries on his mission to 'do' the Bible by offering
continued support, counsel, prayer and encouragement to the mission of the
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