Global Mission

Anna Booker at TLC


TLC is The Love of Christ Children's Home. It is their vision that:
Every child has the right to grow up in a loving and responsible family

Founded by the Jarvis family in the same year as South Africa’s democracy in 1993, TLC Children’s Home began with the mission to provide a refuge for any baby or child in need of care whether because they have been abandoned, neglected, orphaned or abused. Whilst in our care we provide a holistic and individual development plan focused on each child’s unique needs. Today we are one of the most reputable Child and Youth Care Centres (CYCC) in Johannesburg and are able to accommodate 32 infants and children under the age of three years old. Sadly, since the casework for some of the children can take many years to resolve we do have children older than three years in our care. Even though TLC identifies itself as more of a family environment as opposed to a typical institution, we are aware that this is no replacement for a family. This acknowledgment motivates our efforts to ensure each child’s stay with us is as short a stay as possible in the view to placing them into a permanent, loving home.

If you would like to find out more about TLC and the work they carry out in South Africa then please take a look at their website.

If you would like to keep up to date with Anna and her work out in South Africa with TLC then you can follow her through her blog.

If you would like to support her through financial giving then please do contact the church office using the email below or speak to Rachel Dismorr or Mark Hay.

Long-Term Mission

At SML we support three long-term mission partners:
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Myra's Wells is a charity set up by Eddie Martin following the death of his wife, Myra, in a car accident in 2005. The charity drills wells in Burkina Faso, West Africa which is one of the poorest and also now sadly one of the most dangerous countries in the world.


J-Life is a “Mobilising Disciple-making Youth Movement”
        throughout the Church of Jesus Christ in Africa.

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We support through prayer and finance, the work of George and Ann Todorov at Varna Baptist Church in Bulgaria.

Short-Term Mission

In addition to our long-term mission partners, we encourage short-term mission here at SML and in the past few years have supported trips to Zambia, YWAM, Nepal, Bolivia, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, South Africa and Uganda.
If you would like to explore mission, please get in touch, we can help with prayer, support, advice and often finances.

Global Partners and Mission Newsletter

If you want to take a look at what our global partners do, then check out our Global Partners and Mission Newsletter.


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