While poverty and unemployment still plague South Africa, residents from the town of QwaQwa in Free State, South Africa discover amazing opportunities when a new church building and garment factory in their neighborhood opens its doors.
Take a closer look at the positive impact the Iglesia Ni Cristo is creating through the eyes of Brother Phil Velasquez and the Eye N' See crew. Sing along to the beat of gratitude and excitement as God's nation continues to give hope to the people of South Africa.
Thank You (From Africa)
Music is the language of the soul. And the members of the Church Of Christ in South Africa burst at the seams with it. You can feel it as they share what their hearts are made of through this music video titled, "Thank You." A song emphasizing their gratitude to the Almighty God and for finding the true faith.
True Hope - Part I
While Apartheid in South Africa ended 25 years ago, the impact has left many families struggling with poverty. Families can still barely pay for bread, rice, and other necessities. But now with the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) establishing congregations and eco-farming in the region, things are finally turning around.
Go behind the scenes to see how the Church Of Christ is giving hope to many South Africans and helping them realize their dreams for a better life.
True Hope - Part II
A CLOSER LOOK
Brother Phillip meets with Betty, a retired teacher and a deaconess in the Church Of Christ. She reveals the impact the Church Of Christ has been making in her community which was once filled with crime and violence.
“Even the mayor (of Ladybrand) talked about them, that there was a lot of crime in Manyatseng. But because Church Of Christ came to rescue them, they have changed. Even the police now, they are living free because they do not have a lot of work to do like they used to do."
Meet Limakatsu, a single parent of four who had to also take in her nephew. Sending the kids to school was an impossible dream; she could barely put food on the table. But their lives dramatically turned around when they discovered the Church Of Christ. Limakatsu was given work on the Eco-Farm in Ladybrand allowing her to put her daughter, Poncho and nephew, Teboho through school.
Teboho wants to pursue an education in law and Poncho wants to be a teacher.
When the crew met Poloko in 2017, he was already on the right path-- deeply involved in the Church Of Christ and working hard for a successful future. But that wasn’t always the case for Poloko.
During the crew’s recent trip to South Africa, they learned more about Poloko’s rough past and what he had to do just so he could eat.
Today, Poloko’s life is filled with purpose and has become a walking example of a life touched by the words of God.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Eye ‘N See (INC), is a VLOGumentary series launched by the Executive Minister, with a mission to inform others of the great work that God is doing around the world and to inspire everyone to be part of this work.
Go behind the scenes with Brother Phillip Velasquez and crew and see the efforts of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) to bring true Christianity to every corner of the world--including remote regions of Africa and India--and how it is changing lives.
ABOUT THE HOST
Brother Philip Velasquez
Born and raised in Peckham, London, Brother Phillip Velasquez has been a Minister of the Gospel since 2011 and has a passion for meaningful storytelling. He loves to travel but deeply misses his wife and cheeky daughter whenever he is on assignment.