LIV Celebrates 5 Years Of Transformation

On June the 5th 2015 LIV celebrates the birth of a vision: to Rescue a child, Restore a life, Raise a leader and Release a star. This core vision is responsible for the transformation of the lives of more than 150 orphaned and vulnerable children. We have events from the 5-7th of June 2015.

Tich Smit, the Founder of LIV village set a precedence with the initial April 7 2010 banquet, addressing 4000 distinguished guests at the International Convention Centre (ICC). Five years ago he took to the podium to impart the vision which God had planted in him, a vision which would see 96 homes, Health Care Centre, a School with 25 classrooms, an ECD Centre, sports fields, a Business Centre and vegetable gardens grow into a lived experience. As with this year’s banquet, the main speakers were Dr. Zweli Mkhize, Rory Dyer and Tich Smit. Tremendous transformation of lives and growth has been achieved by LIV since its inception stage, thus celebrations are in order. This year’s banquet is however soldout.

Retrospectively speaking, the beginning consisted of a broken down chicken farm in the Cottonlands area of Ndwedwe, a concept drawing of a village with 150 homes for 1 000 children,  a school, clinic, church hall, vegetable crops and Business Centre, and unfortunately no money left to build even one house. The village remains under construction, as evident, with the objective of incorporating government, business and the church in a goal-orientated relationship. Many lives have been transformed through the existence of the village and many more are to be transformed. The impending celebrations are of God’s transforming powers and his supernatural provision.

PS: Although tickets for the banquet have been sold out, we extend our warm invites to everyone wishing to attend the Church Leadership training, Women of Worth conference, Worship Celebration, and Open day (see below for details on each event).

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Friday the 5th June will start at 7am with a Business breakfast (venue to be confirmed).

LIV Missions Conference

From 1- 4pm on Friday afternoon, at the LIV school hall, we are hosting a missions conference for anyone who is interested to learn how to, more actively, be the hands and feet of Jesus with the focus on the great commission for the church to take care of the orphaned and vulnerable children of our nation and beyond.

We encourage Church leaders, in particular, to come and hear, and to bring members who want to be equipped. Also, this is for leaders to hear how to motivate your congregations to respond to the cry of the Father for His children.

Our speakers for this conference include:

Bob Johnson of Bob and Kimberley Johnson Ministries (see full bio) who are based at Bethel Church, California, and who have worked with orphanages in many parts of the world (Bob is the brother of Bill Johnson who heads up Bethel church). Bob and Kimberley visited LIV last year and took the unique model back with them to Redding, California, where they are building a village there.  They speak at many churches globally and their passion is for there to be no orphaned or vulnerable child in the world by encouraging churches, and more importantly, Christians within the churches to play a role in the caring of every orphan.

Stephen Lungu (see full bio) who is a great inspiration and demonstration of nothing being impossible for God, as He took a street child turned gang leader out of a life of crime in Zimbabwe, at the age of 20, taught him 11 languages, having had no education or social skills, and used him globally to share his testimony including at Buckingham Palace and the White House. Stephen is one of the leaders in Africa Enterprise and God is using him mightily to bring hope to the hopeless and to show them that they have a Father in heaven who loves them.

Tich Smith, ex-businessman, Founder and CEO of LIV, will be sharing his journey/experiences and how God uses just ordinary people who are available for Him, and does the extraordinary including bringing government, business and the church together.

Louis Els who leads Victory Christian Church in Jeffreys Bay, and works with many church leaders under the Church of the Nations banner, will share on all they are doing as a church, including a babies drop-off Centre, 4 foster homes, outreaches into the surrounding communities, and the largest Gap Year and Bible college in South Africa.

There will be time for questions and answers and to interact further with these men who have walked and are walking the narrow road.  (Entrance is free but an offering will be taken as each one gives as they are able).  It is also important to book seats as numbers are limited!

Between 4 and 5.30pm there will be tours of the village and interaction time with the LIV children.

Worship Celebration

This will follow, in the main hall, from 5.45pm with an evening of celebration and heavenly worship, and includes the youth from the various churches around KZN.  We encourage all church leaders to bring your Friday youth as well as adults. Imagine a hall with 2 000 people worshipping and celebrating.  Bob Johnson will be sharing.  Don’t miss it!  (Entrance is free but there will be an offering time for each one to give as they are able).  Again, please RSVP as you will need an access code to enter the Village.

LIV Family Open Day and market

Saturday 6th will be a day of fun for all. On sale will be LIV fresh veggies, craft items, LIV clothing, and refreshments. If moms are attending the Women of Worth, Fathers are encouraged to come along and bring the children to participate in the organized sports events on the sports field.  This event is free of charge however donations of school supplies and sports equipment is welcome.

Women of Worth Celebration will be from 9am – 12pm on 6th June, where they will be treated to a Lavish Tea Party, as well as a special presentation by the LIV mothers and LIV teenage girls.  Dress code: Extravagant (prize for best dressed).

Included will be a panel discussion with Bob Johnson’s wife, Kimberley, who is the other half of their international ministry, Ann Moodley who heads up the department of Social services at LIV and the recruitment and training of the mothers, as well as the spiritual oversight of the Village, Rachael Lungu, wife of ex-gangster, Stephen Lungu, who will share her testimony, and Joan Smith, Co- founder of LIV village and who is involved with the operations at the Village.

Come and hear how they are changing the lives of many women and children.

The cost for this event is R100 per person / R1 000 per table of 10.

This will be followed by an interview and question time (at 1pm) with Bob Johnson, Stephen Lungu and Tich Smith and will include all the fathers (who by now will be exhausted!) and the children.

Sunday 6th Celebration Service 11am – 1pm

We welcome all churches to join us in celebrating the goodness and faithfulness of God’s provision. Bring your congregations and join us as we worship and listen to His word for the church, through Rory Dyer.  Rory led Glenridge for many years before passing the baton.  He now leads 3CI church in Pretoria and is a leader of leaders.

Please join us for the full 4 days of celebrating, or wherever you can make it.

We look forward to welcoming you to LIV village.

RSVP is essential for access onto LIV Village, including free events.  To book your place, or for more information, email

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