Location: Durban, South Africa
Family: Skip & Sheila; Joshua, Heidi and Jonah; Jeremiah, Michelle Coralyn and Joel; Jordan and Bailey
Skip and Sheila have been in South Africa since 1989 when they came to work with Youth for Christ in Durban. In 1997 Skip left YfC but stayed in Durban serving as the Worship Pastor at a local Baptist Church. During that time he enrolled in Seminary through the Baptist Theological College in Johannesburg.
Currently Skip and Sheila are both on staff at Grace Family Church. Skip serves as the Creative Arts Director and one of the teaching pastors. Sheila is the Senior Graphic Designer. You can visit the church web site here: www.grace.za.org
Besides their work with the church, Skip and Sheila run the La Lucia Baby House in their home.
The Baby House is a transitional home for abandoned and orphaned babies in Durban South Africa. According to UNICEF there are 3.7 million orphans in South Africa much of it due to HIV AIDS. 3000 babies are abandoned every year. Skip and Sheila are licensed by, and work in conjunction with Durban Child Welfare. Their home is able to care for six babies at a time while Durban Child Welfare social workers find permanent homes for them.
The Baby House is an initiative of Skip and Sheila and is not run, or financed by the church. It is housed in their personal home in La Lucia, which is a suburb of Durban South Africa. It depends on the contributions of donors in the USA as well as in South Africa. The running cost for the Baby House is approximately $4500 per month. All donations that come from the USA go directly to run the Baby House.
If you would like to pay by check or money order please send to:
Ref: Baby House
Unitas International Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your donations are tax deductible.