Abundant Life is a non profit organization that was founded in 1994 by Pastor Heino Torlage. In the over 25 years since then, many young people have enrolled in our annual 1 year training program, committing themselves in one year of service for the Lord often also proving to be the basis of lifelong service to the Lord.
Abundant Life also provides for the spiritual and physical enrichment of young and old providing Training, Outreach Programs, Camps, Conventions and Conferences at various times of the year. Please click on the images on the home page to find out more.
The home of Abundant Life is a 40 acre farm in Dundee which has been transformed into campgrounds with hostels and conference rooms as well as a hall that has the capacity to seat up to 1000 people. There is a large canteen and guest rooms and training facilities for local and international programs.
In 2012 Abundant Life joined the international Adventist Frontier Mission (AFM) network and since then South Africa has been added to the many locations in the world where the AFM training programs are conducted.
ABUNDANT LIFE STAFF
ABUNDANT LIFE STAFF
Pastor Heino Torlage –. Heino has a passion to work with the youth and is the founder and Director of Abundant Life Ministries. Heino has dedicated his life and energy to serve Christ and to bring the young people of South Africa closer to Christ. Because of his passion to do mission work, he has also joined with AFM Inc in the USA, and is the Director of AFM for South Africa. He is also pastor of 2 congregations and works for the Northern Conference.
Heino is married to Maryna Torlage who is responsible for the bookings and admin of the Abundant Life Camp meeting held in the Drakensberg. She also makes use of her creativity by doing décor, catering during camps as well as stage décor and costume design with our performances.
Hein Havenga (ABL group of 2000). We are privileged to have Hein, a qualified CA (SA) as part of our team, since 2014. Prior to their call, impressed by the Lord to His service, he was working for the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) in Pretoria. He is currently serving as the Financial Director of Abundant Life, as well as the Operations manager for Adventist Frontier Missions South Africa. He is also in charge of the No Guts No Glory Camp.
His wife Jo-anne Havenga (Member of 1998 team), a full time mom to their two kids, gives music lessons in town, and assists in many departments of ABL with her talents, especially in the studio, dramas, music, editing and assisting with My Bible First.
Drieka Cronje is Abundant Life’s secretary since Oktober 2012 and is in charge of the admin and finances of Abundant Life. She also makes sure that our physical needs are met by managing kitchen staff.
Lyn Aucamp joined Abundant Life in January 2012. She is Co-ordinator of Dare 2 Care Bible correspondence school. She manages the administration of the Bible school as well as registers students and provides them with Bible studies and appropriate literature and / DVD’s.
Nico Thorne is general manager at Mpati Bush Camp, as well as land and garden caretaker of both the Bush camp and the ABL/AFM premises, with the assistance of his wife.
Lelané Thorne assists in the management of the rooms and kitchen of the Bush camp. They have joined us in 2013, after studying through the lessons of our Dare to Care Bible School. One of the miracles that God did though this ministries methods.
Nelis Theron is a new facilitator at Abundant Life. He spent the last 3 years of his life as a missionary on a small island in the South Pacific teaching at a Christian Primary and Special needs school. He also did maintenance and upgrade work there. He believes that God used the time there to prepare him for the work at ABL.
Neville Swartz is Abundant life’s technician that helps with all the tech work, designing and editing of media, videos, and online programs. In 2022 he took on full-time graphic design and also maintains the websites for Abundant Life, Dare to Care and Mpati Bush Camp. His IT skills are invaluable to our organization.