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Susan Newkirk
Mission to the World (MTW)
Cape Town, South Africa

Susan's passion for missions began at age 11, when her family traveled to India to do mission work. During college she felt called to pursue missions. Susan served four years in Madrid, Spain, first doing university outreach and later teaching in a school for missionary kids through MTW. In 2003, Susan took a two-week mission trip with her church to Cape Town, and in 2004 she returned to study for a year at the Bible Institute of South Africa. God then called Susan back to Cape Town to serve as the children's ministry coordinator at Muizenberg Community Church (MCC), where she served from 2008-2011.

After three years at MCC, God opened the door for Susan to lead an outreach to Westlake Village, an underprivileged community. Susan now serves with Tokai Community Church (TCC), through which she has coordinated children's Bible clubs at the local public school, a boys' soccer ministry, outreach to the local primary school, a feeding program, and a women's ministry. Susan now serves on the church planting team for Westlake Community Church (WCC), started by TCC, and running for four years. Susan coordinates both children's ministry and women's ministry, discipling families and bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to the Westlake community. Pray for the Lord to bring many to faith in Christ, and for Susan to be a godly example to the children and women she serves.

2024 Ministry Goals:

•Train WCC women in children’s ministry as they assist with Sunday School and Bible Club using training sessions and rotating the women volunteers.
•Implement a TCC Women’s Retreat to build unity, trust and growth in the Lord together.
•Add more women to current 3-person Bible Study providing opportunities for growth in walking with the Lord and accountability.
•Train at least one woman to lead Bible Study. Further teach the women in the study how to study Scripture for themselves.

2024 Prayer Requests - Please Pray For:

•WCC to find a suitable venue in the community where we can hold worship services and Children’s Church programs. These are currently held in the pastor’s living room and a rented storage container building.
•Unity in our church and for members to trust each other. Pastor Hendrik Jansen as he learns to lead us.
•Praise God for the two adults and three children who came to faith in 2023 and are part of our church. More men in Westlake to come to faith in Christ. Our church to be a praying and witnessing church!
•Susan to be faithful to the Lord and bring Him glory as she ministers in Westlake. He has been so faithful and kind! All praise to Him!


For more information about this ministry, please visit:

Newkirk, Susan - Mission to the World (

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