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We Are The Message


Through community projects, creative mission work, prisons, enterprise and equipping people to share the good news of Jesus, we’re seeing lives transformed by God’s love.

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The Message Trust is a worldwide movement passionately sharing the love of Jesus Christ in words and actions with the hardest-to-reach young people and communities.

We are passionate about reaching young people in South Africa – seeking to break the cycle of poverty, unemployment, gangsterism and crime. Our purpose is to raise up generations of urban heroes. Thousands of youth from the margins who have found their hope and purpose in Jesus. They are transformational leaders who are emotionally, socially and spiritually mature. Urban Heroes are not only transformed but transform others, creating ripple effects of change in their families, communities and nation.

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

Isaiah 43:19

Our 23-24 Annual Report


Our CEO, Shaun Pretorius, shares words of reflection from our 23-24 Annual Report. “Just Breathe” was a fitting theme for 2023; as a team, we had many moments where we needed to breathe in God’s peace and presence. With that said, it was a year where we spent a beautiful amount of time breathing out […]

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Hope and Holiday Clubs


To help combat the rise of young people getting involved in gangsterism, our community hubs across the nation that provides safe places for young people to hang out, access educational support, take part in sports, and discover more about Jesus. In Johannesburg, our community hub facilitator Brandon has just started a fitness programme for young […]

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