Matthew 5:13

13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

  • History

    Salt and Light Children’s Discipleship is a Non Profit Organization that equips people in the community to share the good news of Jesus Christ with children from ages 4 to 14 by means of hearing, saying and doing.

    Salt & Light Kids was birthed out of a desire to see the next generation of children walk in their God given identity. It all started with a few praying mothers that were concerned about the spiritual well being of their school children.

    Research shows that children between the ages of four and fourteen years are the most important part of the population to minister to because during these stages of development kids are most teachable and open to make a commitment for Jesus.

    Johanessa Viljoen, co-founder of Salt & Light Kids had a desire to see children pray for one another and share the good news of Jesus Christ with one another. A few praying mothers took hands and turned into a group of moms praying at two schools and this multiplied and NOW more than 4 320 kids are reached with the gospel on a weekly basis through a united team of committed volunteers. The Lord has truly been so faithful in helping us to not only in casting the vision but also to make it work!

    Soon after the principal saw what the impact of people praying for his school was he asked Salt & Light to draw up a business plan to incorporate a discipleship program for the kids. At that stage Johanessa had no idea where to begin but she knew that she was commissioned to teach children in primary schools to pray together.

    Jaco Viljoen, who is married to Johanessa, is the current Director of Salt and Light Kids. He left his full time commuting job in Pretoria during 2013 to join Johanessa fulltime with the work in Paarl. The call to disciple the younger generation burned inside of their hearts.

    The NPO Salt and Light Children’s Discipleship was officially established in May 2013.

    Today Salt & Light Kids reach out to more than 16 different schools in Drakenstein Municipality. We are committed to see a generation of children transformed by the good news of Jesus Christ.

  • Vision

    We want to see a generation of children transformed through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

  • Mission

    We exist to honour God through unity in Christian faith to reach children in Primary Schools and ECD’s for the purpose of spiritual growth, discipleship and prayer.

    Theory of Change

  • Values

    • Loving the Lord our God with all our Heart, Mind and Soul as the starting point.
    • Loving our neighbor as ourself.
    • Natural and Spiritual family.
    • Discipleship for the next generation.
    • Unity in the body of Christ. Working together cross—denominational, by focussing on the Gospel.

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