Justine and Marco Spalke have been living and working in Cape Town, South Africa since 2005, which is also where their three children Naomi (2008), Noah (2010) and Leon (2013) were born.
Their work, mainly under Youth With a Mission (YWAM), has spanned different areas over the years. This included coordinating countless outreach teams, working with street children and children’s homes, and setting up and managing a residential care facility with a day care center for severely disabled children (Sibongile Day & Night Care Center).
In 2014 they co-founded HOSA e.V. in Germany and a year later its partner organization in South Africa, HOSA – Hope Southern Africa as well.
In 2018 we were able to employ Justine and Marco as our own missionaries. Essentially, it is their job to support long-term projects, such as the current project “Hope Center / 7de Laan”, and later to hand them over into the capable hands of the local community. The pioneering of potential new projects, which in the course of time may also become partner projects of HOSA, is very important to them. In many ways, it was this initiative that brought the partner projects into being in recent years (such as Sibongile).
Furthermore, their scope of work includes coaching and training to enable other organizations and projects to achieve their goals, public relations work for the individual projects, organization and coordination of outreach teams, as well as the networking between projects in need with potential donors and donation goods.