The Diocese of St Mark the Evangelist (St Marks) comprises most of the National Province of Limpopo. The province of Limpopo was historically a patch-work quilt of Apartheid “homelands”, with 4 distinct “population groupings”. It has taken a great deal of hard work to integrate them all into one non-racial province. Great divides still exist between many of its 5 million people.
89% of the population lives in rural areas, with 46% of the people unemployed. Only 27% of the population subscribes to the Christian faith, limiting the church’s direct impact significantly. 53% of the population communicates in Northern Sotho, followed by Xitsonga (23%), Tshivenda (16%), Afrikaans (2%) and English (0.4%).
||The Rt Revd Martin Andre Breytenbach
|Diocesan HIV & AIDS Coordinator:
|St Marks HIV & AIDS Desk - Limpopo Province:
||29 Devenish Street Polokwane
||P O BOX 731 Louis Trichardt 0920
||015 516 3633
||015 516 3633
||+27 (72) 258 2145
Diocesan HIV & AIDS Coordinator: Rosa Useh
Rosa began working as the Diocesan HIV & AIDS Coordinator for St Mark the Evangelist in June 2003. Rosa is a registered Nurse, Midwife, Public Health Nursing Officer, Community Health Officer and Family Planning provider – she worked in nursing field for 20 years before she took up the Coordinator post with the Anglican Church. She is currently completing a Masters degree in Health Studies at the University of South Africa.
Rosa is a member of Zoutpansberg Parish, where she is a member of the choir, the church prayer team, HIV & AIDS task team and events catering ministry - and is also a Sunday school teacher. Rosa is married to Ushotanefe Useh and is mother to 6 children: Oganga David Useh (17), Obaro Stephen Useh (15yrs), Oghenekowho Pearl Useh (12), Avowe Emmaunel Useh (10) Ebruphiyo Ruth Useh (7) and Ejiroghene Debora Useh (4)
“I love the Lord Jesus and the Lord Jesus loves me and died for me – for this I am eternally thankful to God and want it known. He is the best because things go better with Christ Jesus. Amen.
I have a passion for only the ‘best’ - I love to see a positive result in any thing I lay my hands on.
My hobbies are watching “Day of Our Lives”, a TV soapy, singing praises and worship songs to edify my spirit and worship God. I also love to listen to Christian music and others that uplift and inspire. What makes me me, is that Christ lives in me, because I know that it is in Him that I live and move and have my being.”
Rosa is wonderfully supported by the Diocesan HIV & AIDS Task Team:
Rev Peter Wilson - Chairperson (email@example.com)
Mr Lebo Mmatli - Youth Leader
Ms Winnie Lekalakala - Wellness Management Programme Master Trainer
Mrs Paulina Manaka - Wellness Management Programme Master Trainer
Mr Philip Moseki
Ms Julia Mamabolo
Mr Donald Mghonyama
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