Answering the call for 35 years
Paul Momsen has been heading up the Abraham Kriel operation in Johannesburg since his late twenties. In that time the organisation has undergone a profound transformation. From a children’s home at one site, serving primarily white children between the ages of six and eighteen it has grown into a multiracial, and inclusive organisation that serves from babies to youth up to 25 years and older. This it does today on thirteen sites spread over the Witwatersrand and East Rand areas. In that time, Paul has become synonymous with the organisation. Still he continues to build the legacy for generations to come. This is what he said after celebrating his 35th anniversary at the institution:
“To be in service of a calling, is special. Not many people have the opportunity to live their life purpose through their daily work. I experience that privilege through my career at Abraham Kriel Bambanani and that is a blessing”.
When I think about the 120 years of existence of Abraham Kriel Bambanani, the word that comes to mind immediately is gratitude. I want to say thank
you, thank you Lord, thank you Lord for so many blessings… I am grateful to our founders …. men and women of faith, prayer, dedication, and obedience to God.
I am grateful to our donors for their support and the resources they entrust to us. I am grateful to donors who respond wholeheartedly to our requests when they can, with what they have to offer.
I am grateful to volunteers serving with us, serving our beneficiaries, but also, governing and leading our organisation.
I am grateful to our staff, who are willing to serve, to care, to love, to make sacrifices and to live their calling.
I am grateful for the beneficiaries that came to us over the many years and gave us the opportunity to protect them, care for them, and to empower them for life.
Most of all, I am grateful that we are privileged to serve God. Thank you!