Teen Challenge Swaziland began in April 1997 as a drop-in centre and coffee shop in Mbabane called “The Lighthouse.” The coffee shop provided a place of refuge for those on the street. However, it soon became abundantly clear that feeding and clothing the children was simply not enough. Challenge Ministries Swaziland was birthed out of the clear need to provide safe homes for the children/adults.
To compassionately WIN Swaziland, through partnering with like-minded individuals, churches and organizations; to TRAIN up a remnant to preserve the future by becoming an accurate representation of Christ being lived out amongst communities; to SEND out empowered believers from a restored Swaziland to a world in need.
Our core values: Faith – being Christ centered, Bible based, spirit led Hope – servant leaders, people of Godly character, Godly influence of the world Love – committed to discipleship, devoted to marriage, family and relationships, every person is significant and made in the image of God Fruit: To know God, to be teachable, to be faithful, to be loyal, to be the 5th Gospel.
Challenge Ministries Swaziland - What We Do
Orphan Care Programme’s: We currently provide care to 400 children. A child in our care receives a home with a loving ‘Aunty’ (care-giver), education, medical care, clothes, food and water. They are brought up in a Christ centred environment, shown love in abundance and surrounded by joy and hope. Rehabilitation centres: We currently provide a safe place for men and women to be freed from the chains of addiction, sexual abuse and physical abuse. It is a twelve-month, Christ-centred, discipleship-based regime of restoration. Life Skills Bible School: The Life Skills Bible School exists to train up men and women in order to send them out to make a difference in their community within Swaziland. Courses are 1-3 years in length. ICBC’s (In Community, By Community): We enter into a community and work alongside a visionary from that community. We then wait upon the Lord to give us a strategy for that individual community. This is more successful than giving aid and leaving – it nurtures sustainability and relationship in Christ.