Rob & Debbie Ng-Yu-Tin

Serving God in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Rob and Debs have been serving God in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa since April 2003. The district has the highest infection rate of HIV in the world, amounting to 42% of the local population

Rob co-founded a project involved in Orphan Care since up to 7 out of 10 children are either orphaned, HIV+ or living with a chronically sick HIV+ caregiver or parent. Latterly he worked as Technical Director of the organisation with a team of 86 staff serving over 25000 children a year advising on health care, grant advice, identity documentation and security. It has been very emotionally involving work wwith hours of counselling dealing with the fallout and with family breakdown.

Rob is now moving on to set up a project for children, youth and young adults working and living off the streets – all affected by HIV and poverty with absolutely no support.. More details to come soon, meanwhile here’s a picture of the family.

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!! 🙏 Rob & Debbie Prayer News 🙏 !!

Please pray for the whole family after Debs mother has gone to the Lord after a battle with cancer. Rob said, “She was a rock for Lord in all their lives”. They were able to speak to her at the time of her death. The poverty in SA is now at the forefront of many people’s minds with such a lack of financial security for so many poor. They are involved in a city based food parcel scheme which our church is leading. Rob sits on the cities mayors office meeting three times a week as part of the COVID response and they are actively involved in the homeless shelters. Rob is seen as a threat in many areas because of his experience as we work with others to develop a brand new way of working with the poor and homeless and drug addicted.

They have won favour with many and just need more. We need a long term plan starting for the homeless shelter – we are, in faith going to make a working plan and in faith start this programme of rehabilitation. We are in a very tricky position. Social distancing and keeping this group of the streets and in turn infection free and infection free from infecting others. At times feels a bit like herding cats! Please pray for increased funding for our project. We have about two months funding left at present.