About us

Agents of Hope

Roelf and Elize Schoeman founded Elèhos Ministry in 2004 to coordinate their support to churches to develop emotional and trauma support systems. Elèhos, a Greek word (έλεος), that means to show mercy and kindness, used in the parable of the Good Samaritan indicates the focus of this ministry.

In His answer on who our neighbour is, Jesus confronted the expert in the law, that asked the question with the counter-question: “Which of these three do you think proved himself a neighbour to the man who fell among the robbers?” The lawyer replied: “The one who had mercy (Elèhos) on him.”

Jesus told him: “Go and do likewise”
Luke 10:36-37 NIV

In our broken and traumatised society there are many “Good Samaritans” who want “to show mercy” and support their “neighbours” but do not know how and do not have the support to do so.

Elèhos Ministry believes a network of multidisciplinary support between all the stakeholders in the community is important to ensure a holistic approach to healing.

We are agents of hope who want to serve our communities with a Kingdom of God attitude.

Our partners and networks of support are the following: