Nielen & Carl’s
Bike Tour for Mosaic

Nielen Bekker (manager of Mosaic Paarl Valley) and Carl Kirstein (manager Mosaic Port Elizabeth) will start on a 1,118 mile (1,717 kilometer) bike tour on June 19th.  They will be doing the Eurovelo13 tour starting in Kirkernes, Norway.  They will travel along the Russian boarder and end their tour in Helsinki, Finland.  See a description of the bike tour below.

As you know in past years, our friend Tom Hall, has bicycled thousands and thousands of miles all around the states and even to the Artic Circle to raise awareness for Mosaic.  While Tom is not able to participate in this trip, he helped with all the planning and will be with Nielen and Carl in spirit as they join his legacy to raise international awareness of Mosaic.

Nielen and Carl are also using this trip to fundraise for the Paarl and Port Elizabeth locations.  Their goal is to raise R500 000 or ($38,500).  Please consider making a donation to support Mosaic Paarl and Mosaic Port Elizabeth as Nielen and Carl do this 1,118 mile tour that will take almost a full month to complete.

Check back here and like MosaicSA in the US on Facebook to follow their progress.



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2017 Mosaic SA Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone that attended our fundraiser at the Downingtown Country Club on Friday, March 31st.  We raised over $82,000 to help orphans and vulnerable children in South Africa!!

It was a wonderful evening to hear Meyer and Louise share stories about what is happening at Mosaic in South Africa.  Mosaic will be expanding to a THIRD location in 2017 in Port Elizabeth that will be led by Carl & Estelle Kirstein.

Thank you to our sponsors that helped cover the costs of the event so 100% of the money raised will go to South Africa to help orphans and vulnerable children!

The HOOP Project is complete!!

Helping Orphans Out of Poverty

HOOP is also the Afrikaans word for HOPE.

In May 2016, a 40 foot shipping container was dropped off at Hopewell United Methodist Church in Downingtown, PA.  The container was renovated over the summer and shipped to Paarl Valley, South Africa.  The container arrived in Paarl Valley, South Africa on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 while a mission trip team from Hopewell UMC was in South Africa.  One day of work was done on the container before the Hopewell UMC mission trip team had to leave.  To get the container renovations finished, Tony Brantzeg and Joel King did a quick trip to South Africa at the end of December.  The renovations on the container were finished on Monday, January 2nd!!