Footprints South Africa
Ruth Turner has been working in Footprints South Africa for the past two years. Footprints, situated an hour's drive from Johannesburg, shares the values of Iris Ministries Global. "Footprints is not a children's home, it is a home with many children." says Pastor Yolanda Steed-Zafi, director of Footprints. Life at Footprints is based on expecting miracles daily and experiencing opportunity to see how God's love restores and heals the poor, lonely and brokenhearted.
Footprints is a place where children can experience childhood as well as the love, care, mercy and trust of the Lord.
The Footprints team also minister to people living in a local white squatter camp called Munsieville where they have seen many lives changed.
Ruth and the team also regularly visit a local hospital to pray for the patients there. They have seen many lives touched and people healed by the power of God. This was the scene which met them one day when they arrived at the tuberculosis ward of the hospital. When they asked the nurse where all the patients were, she replied, "Our God has healed them, they have gone home!" A year before this ward was full. The team often have times of worship with the patients and nurses.