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Supported Missionaries:

Vernel & Katie Levendal

Vernel and Katie serve as missionaries with YWAM (Youth With A Mission) in South Africa. YWAM is an international, interdenominational missions organisation with the purpose to know God and make Him known. Vernel is South African and Katie hails from near Buxton in the UK. They met while both working with YWAM in Cape Town and were married in 2012. They now have two sons, Judah, who was born in 2014 and Zach (2016).

Vernel has been with YWAM for more than 10 years - ever since he graduated from Discipleship Training School (DTS), which he joined right out of secondary school. He has mostly been working with young people. He is passionate about Leadership Development, mobilising people into missions - not to mention his beloved UK Premier League football team: Arsenal!

Katie’s background is in healthcare. She worked as a registered nurse in the UK before coming to serve with YWAM Cape Town in 2012. She is passionate about helping people to live in wholeness and to reach their God-given potential.

In 2016 the Levendals moved to Jeffrey’s Bay in the Eastern Province of South Africa to help pioneer YWAM there and to join the leadership team. Jeffrey’s bay is one of the worst run and poorest regions. It is the province where Nelson Mandela and many other influential leaders came from and who impacted South Africa in such a positive way.