Meet the Team
Wendy was born in Eastern Cape, South Africa and has lived in Masiphumelele township for many years. Wendy is married and has 5 children, including a precious 4 year old girl she has fostered since 2010. “Mama Wendy” has a radical passion for her community. She is a voice for the voiceless and a “mama” to so many children in Masiphumelele. She helped birth this program in 2008 with Missy Weissman and has been an intrigal part since then. Wendy is also very involved in Masiphumelele High School, serving on the School Governing Body.
Nokuthula Gomba is a South African from the Xhosa tribe who was raised in Masiphumelele township. She is the mother to her beautiful 3 year old daughter, Luniko. Orphaned at the age of 10, Nokuthula grew up with a painful childhood. But God has completely changed her life since she began following Him in 2011. God has lifted her out of complete hopelessness and brokenness and has given her a new life full of joy, hope and vision. Nokuthula is a woman of compassion and love for her community. She carries the heart of Jesus to care for the least and the lost, especially hurting, neglected children. Nokuthula has just joined our team this year.
Vovo Ngantweni was born in Eastern Cape, South Africa and is from the Xhosa tribe. She is the mother to her 8 year old son, Mailaka, and also cares for her younger sister. She has lived in Masiphumelele township since 2004. Vovo met Jesus in 2008 and has seen Him radically transform her life. He took her from hopelessness and pain, and has restored her and raised her up as a leader in her community. Vovo has a passion to see her tribe leave their ancestral worship, experience the God’s truth and follow Jesus with their whole lives. Vovo has been full-time with All Nations since 2010 and has worked with Children of Promise since 2012.
The Render’s hail from Nashville TN. Their call to South Africa was to come and help the orphan and vulnerable children. They moved to South Africa 4 years ago with their five children. Their children range in age from almost 19 to 3. They completed All Nations training in the spring of 2014 and shortly there after joined the Isithembiso team. They are very excited to partner with this amazing team to reach the children of promise in Masiphumelele. For more on the Render’s check out their website at www.therenderfam.com or email Shelby at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kalyn Arndt lived in Oklahoma her whole life until moving to Cape Town, South Africa with her husband Michael in 2007. They joined All Nations to mentor, teach and facilitate leaders to reach nations. Kalyn has five children, a son and daughter in law and four grandchildren. Her passion is to help others discover their destiny in God and experience the revelation of how He can transform a life. She has a heart for children to thrive, be whole and have the opportunity to succeed in having a purposeful life. Kalyn and Mike have moved to Jeffery’s Bay mentoring leaders and making disciples. She remains a mentor and resource for staff of Children of Promise and All Nations. Her email is email@example.com and website is www.mikeandkalyn.com.
Whitney Caldwell was born and raised in Oklahoma, USA and moved to Cape Town in 2010 to participate in All Nation’s Church Planting Experience (CPx) training school. She began working that year with Children of Promise. It was then that God clearly called her to see a generation of children healed and raised up to love God and live like Jesus lived. She has a passion for seeing children who are unloved, uncared for, and oppressed experiencing the love of the Father and being released into the destinies they were created for. She also has a heart to see families restored and empowered to be strong and able to care well for their children. After 5 years of living in South Africa, Whitney heads back to the U.S. in her next great adventure. Follow her story @ http://withlovefromwhitney.wordpress.com/