The Faith For Daily Living Foundation
Faith for Daily Living is based in Durban, South Africa, with an office in the middle of the central business district. Our aim is to bring a daily word from God to people who are living in the hectic pace of today's world. It can be read in a couple of minutes, but the message can become a source of inspiration for years to come.
It began in the city of Pietermaritzburg in 1961 when the Reverend Arnold Walker responded to requests from members of his congregation for a daily message to give them hope and guidance (See 'The story of Faith' below). From its initial circulation of 750 copies it soon spread and today 150 000 people in eighty countries look to it for a word from God each day.
The printed version is published in Durban and distributed to anyone requesting it anywhere in the world. It is printed long before the date specified for its use so that there is time to post it around the globe so that it gets to its destination in good time. It is never sold or charged for, as all expenses are met from donations from the faithful readers.
Faith for Daily Living is also available by email, online (on our website and Facebook) as well as by cell (mobile) phone. It is Christian in character and is based on the Bible. It is non‐denominational and the board of trustees come from several churches, as do our office staff. Its financial affairs are controlled by a firm of chartered accountants. It is specifically sized in order to fit comfortably in a man's jacket pocket or a woman's handbag.
Jonothan Christie (Writer)
Jonothan Christie is a retired minister of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa and writes the daily pages for Faith for Daily Living. Jonothan was the South African representative for Freedom in Christ Ministries International. Jonothan is married to Sandy and have three daughters, a son-in law and two grandchildren.
Garth Robertson (Trustee)
Garth Robertson is a businessman who runs a manufacturing concern making caps. Owner and manager of "The Good Cap", he belongs to an independent church in Durban. Garth has been a trustee since 1993.
Ingrid van der Walt (Trustee and Administrator)
Ingrid is responsible for the day to day running of the office, Financial and IT portfolios at Faith for Daily Living and brings with her many years of experience in the retail sector as an IT specialist. She is currently a member of the Kearsney College Board of Governors.
Paul Bell (Trustee)
Paul Bell was born in the USA, his parents and grandparents were missionaries for the Christian Missions in Many Lands (CMML) based in the North Western Province of Zambia. Paul committed his life to Christ at age 12 and has been active in church activities ever since. Paul is married to Gillian, they have retired to Cape Town. They have two daughters, two sons-in-law and four grandchildren.
Elwyn van den Aardweg (Trustee)
Elwyn van den Aardweg is a retired educator and principal with thirty nine years’ experience in the South African State and Independent education sector. He currently conducts teacher workshops country-wide and is leading a team establishing a Grade R to 12 Christian faith-based school.
Steve Poorter (Trustee)
Steve Poorter is a registered professional civil engineer. He was mostly employed by large construction companies where he later held various senior executive positions. He considers his calling as being “A witness in the workplace”. He is currently self-employed and practices as an adjudicator and arbitrator in construction disputes. He has completed the Comrades Marathon 12 times, is a passionate amateur photographer and golfer.