Living Hope has the desire and vision to expand its ministry and programmes into other parts of South Africa, even Africa, and to extend its global support base. The realisation of this dream is beginning to materialise. Living Hope’s trustees (both international and South African) approved the creation of the position of a Development Director and a Development Department.

Opportunities for growth and expansion are emerging – from the imminent opening of a new Living hope Branch in Gonubie (East London), to opportunities in Zimbabwe and Kenya; to our registration as a charitable corporation in England.

The Development Department will have a two-fold purpose: one is to develop ways to acquire new resources for the organisation (mainly fundraising); and the other is to lead the development of new programmes in new sites – particularly in other parts of Africa. This department is separately funded by overseas donors and does not cost Living Hope, Cape Town anything extra.

In line with this vision and initiative we are happy to announce the appointment of Carl Queiros, (left) as the new Development Director for Living Hope (International) and to welcome him and his family to Living Hope!  Carl Queiros is a specialist in programme design and development and has extensive experience in resource development. Most recently Carl was the Development Director for Habitat for Humanity, Africa and the Middle East. Prior to Habitat he was with Mercy Ships in the United Kingdom as the Public Relations and Communications Director. Before that he was with Scripture Union. Carl comes to us with nearly 20 years of experience in the development and Christian ministry sector. He committed his life to the Lord 22 years ago, is married to Dorothy and has two daughters – Rozanna and Rebecca.

Carl will mainly be based in Pretoria, travel to potential new Living Hope projects sites in Africa, as well regularly spend time in Cape Town. Initially, the Development Department will just be made up of Carl as staff, but there are a growing number of volunteers and partners globally that will network with Carl in resource and programme development; and staff in other ministries and departments will assist the Development Department/Carl in this role. As time progresses, opportunities and the budget allows, the Development Department will grow in staff, size and scope.

As a main component of his job is to raise funds for us, we are confident that you will find that Carl is going to be a blessing to all of us in Cape Town.  On behalf of the Trustees and staff of Living Hope, we welcome him on board and we trust that he will have a wonderful ministry within Living Hope.