What is your church home?

Hope Christian Church

When did you first join Blessman International?

January 2012

What inspired you to work for Blessman International?

The farming side of the organization especially training people in vegetable farming.

What do you hope Blessman International accomplishes in the next 12 months?

Train as many people in vegetable gardens and produce a variety of vegetables as well.

What do you wish people knew about Blessman International?

The spiritual side of the organization and the meeting of several physical needs of vulnerable children.

Tell us one fact most people don’t know about you.

Whatever I do, I do it as unto Christ.

 

Seamstress at Lethabo Sewing and Training Center

What is your church home?

IPHC (International Pentecostal Holy Church)

When did you first join Blessman International?

30 September 2013

What inspired you to work for Blessman International?

I enjoy sewing as a  seamstress and this allowed me the opportunity to do what I love.

What do you hope Blessman International accomplishes in the next 12 months?

I hope that the sewing center will grow bigger and that we can have more customers from schools for the sewing center.

What do you wish people knew about Blessman International?

That we feed many, many children.

Tell us one fact most people don’t know about you.

I love to read books, especially novels.

Tell us anything else we should know about you that we haven’t already asked.

I love sewing pants.

Director of Development

What is your church home?

Lutheran Church of Hope

When did you first join Blessman International?

2020-10-12

What inspired you to work at Blessman International?

I am passionate about serving and making a difference in the lives of others.  It is a blessing to be a part of a ministry where team members, donors, and volunteers share the gospel with the youth we serve and provide life-changing ministries and outreaches. 

What do you hope Blessman International will accomplish in the next 6 months?

I hope we are able to continue to expand our feeding program as the need is growing.  I also hope more individuals will serve on a mission trip with us.  We all have so many gifts to share with others.  Our programs are making a difference for the children we serve!

What do you wish people knew about Blessman International?

We have a small team that is dedicated to advancing our mission.  We are very appreciative of all the prayers and support of our donors, volunteers, and partners!

Tell us anything else we should know about you that we haven’t already asked.

I have run 5 marathons, including the Boston Marathon.

 

Sewing Center Manager

What is your church home?

Assemblies of God

When did you first join Blessman International?

June 30, 2012

What inspired you to work at Blessman International?

What inspired me is the way they uplift people’s lives, as well as giving hope to the hopeless and the love they have for children.

What do you hope Blessman International will accomplish in the next 12 months?

I hope that all the plans they have this year will be accomplished, expanding the projects in different places.

What do you wish people knew about Blessman International?

I wish that people knew how Blessman International is changing lives of many people.

Tell us anything else we should know about you that we haven’t already asked.

I love baking as well as learning new things.

 

Finance Director Blessman International US

What is your church home?

Saint Thomas Catholic Church Indianola, IA

When did you first join Blessman International?

Thursday, April 6, 2017

What inspired you to work at Blessman International?

The mission statement was something that  I wanted to be a part of.

What do you hope Blessman International accomplishes in the next 12 months?

200 children as a part of One Child at a Time – Provide meals to 100,000 children 3-5 times a week.

What do you wish people knew about Blessman International?

What a blessing Blessman is to the children and families of South Africa.

Tell us one fun fact most people don’t know about you.

I love to eat raw oysters.

Tell us anything else we should know about you that we haven’t already asked?

I’ve enjoyed the time I have worked for Blessman International – it has truly been a blessing to me spiritually.

Sheila

 

What is your church home?

Methodist Church of South Africa

When did you first join Blessman International?

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

What inspired you to work at Blessman International?

Working with kids and feeding them. Nothing feels better than knowing I have made a change in someone’s life. Someone did not go to bed hungry.

What do you hope Blessman International accomplishes in the next 12 months?

With all they are doing for the community I wish they could extend that to other provinces, I know with our feeding program we are already in 5 provinces. Making sanitation available to other provinces will stop one child at a time from drowning.

What do you wish people knew about Blessman International?

That they go out of their way to get help and assist the needy.

Tell us one fact that most people don’t know about you.

I am one with nature

Tell us anything else we should know about you that we haven’t already asked?

I love documentaries

 

Employee Spotlight Bethany

 

When did you first join Blessman International? 

I’ve been with Blessman since January 2021 

 

What is your church home? 

First Family Church in Ankeny, Iowa 

 

What inspired you to work at Blessman International? 

Growing up I had always felt God calling me to work with a faith-based nonprofit organization that did ministry and service work internationally. During college I was looking for an internship and God placed Blessman International right in front of me. I quickly fell in love with the mission and work we are doing to better the lives, both physically and spiritually, of the children and families in Southern Africa! 

 

What do you hope Blessman International accomplishes in the next 12 months? 

I hope that we are able to expand the feeding program to reach more children throughout Southern Africa food that is majority sustainably sourced from South Africa. I hope to see each of our programs grow and be fruitful in showing Christ’s love and compassion in order to bring more people to know Christ and join God’s Kingdom. I also want to see all of our children sponsored by someone across the world and have each one building a strong relationship with their sponsor. 

 

What do you wish people knew about Blessman International? 

We are a small crew of extremely passionate people whose desire is to give people tangible ways to join us as we carry out God’s plan to spread the Gospel throughout Southern Africa! 

 

Tell us one fun fact most people don’t know about you. 

I lost my phone on my first safari in South Africa and after about an hour, we were able to find it just before dark. It is not unusual for me to lose my phone, so of course this would happen to me.