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AFM Welfare Council


Relations to other organizations

Organization Relation Type Organization Country Date from Date to
AFM Welfare Council Cooperates with Embark Foundation
AFM Welfare Council Cooperates with SA Cares for Life
Apostolic Faith Mission of South Africa Founded AFM Welfare Council
ABBA adoptions Part of AFM Welfare Council 1996 Jan 01

The AFM Welfare Council is proud of it's history & the success that's evident after 70 years!

It all started when the first two orphans were left at the front door of Pastor Gerrie Wessels in Brixton. He took the initiative and the church started a Children's Home. And the rest, as they say, is history:

  • Registered children's home in 1938
  • Registered National Welfare Organisation in 1945
  • Involved in children, aged and families
  • Opened first Old Age Home in 1965, thereafter in 1968, 1975, 1977, 1987, 1979 & 1996
  • Changed children's home into cottage system and established Children's Village in 1975
  • Established first retrement village in 1990 and thereafter in 1995 & 2002
  • Registered Susan La Poorta Children's Home in Sarepta in 1997
  • Register ABBA Adoptions as the legal Adoption Unit of AFM Executive Welfare Council in 1996
  • All children in centralized children's village are moved into decentralized community-based homes, 1999 to 2006


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