The Blackwell’s are serving full-time in Cape Town. Michael moved to Africa as a missionary’s kid (MK) when he was two years old. As he grew up, he served alongside his parents in numerous church planting works, first on the field of Zimbabwe, and then in South Africa. He knows the Afrikaans language fluently. Michael and Heidi ministered together in Cape Town for a two-year short-term missions ministry - working at a Christian Camp (Paardeberg Mountain Retreat), and also helped to plant two churches.
They have served as career missionaries in Cape Town as part of a Church Planting team since 2007.
After seeing 21 children receive the Lord they wrote, "Praise the Lord, for great things He hath done!!! Thank you so much for your prayers and support! This is why you have made sacrifices so that you could send us to the South African mission field!