Mario Maneville is a pastor in Belleville South, a community within Cape Town that is plagued by gang violence and drug activity. Along with their own biological children, Mario and his wife recently adopted a baby boy. And in addition, they are regularly taking in vulnerable teens from very unhealthy homes.
Yes, Mario and Charlene do this out of basic love and kindness. But they also do this intentionally, with a desire to teach the gospel to these kids and live out the gospel with them. Mario’s little car could no longer accommodate their growing family, so HeartCry and some local churches in South Africa helped him purchase a van.