Originally, The Radler Foundation started as a way to pour back into the local community in Fort Worth, Texas. However, in 2009, God expanded the call to serve the people of East Africa. Michael Radler, president and CEO of the oil and gas investment firm Tug Hill, began East African Ministries as an affiliate to The Radler Foundation. Through clean water, preventative health, and leadership programs, East Africa Ministries served and equipped more than 220,000 people in South Sudan and Uganda while demonstrating the love of Jesus.
But God has even bigger plans. After several years of The Radler Foundation and generous partners serving together, we can now join with you, and focus our resources on these African Communities as a new 501©(3) public charity
Created through a calling, built on Jesus Christ, and driven by a passion for transformation, the growing 4africa family strives to demonstrate God’s love throughout broken areas of East Africa. We are ambassadors for change.
Followers of Jesus. Agents 4 change.
Impact now and 4ever
Why do we work in some of the most difficult regions of Africa? Because light shines brightest in the darkness. We are running the race with our African brothers and sisters, standing with them for change, and equipping them to make an everlasting impact on the rest of the world.
We envision transformed African communities: restored through physical acts of service, redeemed by servant-minded leadership, and reconciled by the love of Jesus Christ.
- Intentional faith
- Unwavering purpose
- Expansive discipleship
- Impactful service
- Focused stewardship
- Lasting change
- Thoughtful accountability
- Active excellence
Our founder’s conviction to see Jesus Christ exalted in East Africa led us to serve the region. Due to war, instability and breakdown of civil services in South Sudan, we see tremendous opportunity to serve and meet needs of the displaced people and refugees of South Sudan and northern Uganda respectively. Our goal is to build the foundation for sustainable change in Africa through practical projects and leadership development.
Through our sanitation, health, and leadership programs, we are able to build relationships as we serve. Those relationships provide opportunities to share the gospel and love of Christ. 4africa is uniquely equipped with an all-African ministry staff dedicated to long-term discipleship. Our hope is that through relationships and discipleship, lasting transformation will take place in the hearts of the African people.
Sustainability means that our projects and programs will continue long after we are gone. We achieve this through a community partnership approach intentionally focused on building capacity not dependency.
East African Ministries is now 4africa. We have the same passion and vision with a more focused mission for change. As we move forward as a standalone nonprofit, we join with you in sending more resources directly to our East Africa programs
4africa lives out 1 Corinthians 10:31: “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” We desire everlasting impact for these communities—transformation that goes beyond our work here. Our WASH and Leadership programs will only succeed if we inspire deep relationships with Christ in those we serve. When we effectively model service as we are called in scripture (Galatians 5:13, John 12:26, 1 Peter 4:10),
we witness heart transformations—villages filled with a renewed sense of hope and a mission to become future leaders.