Carte Blanche – Nigel’s Hillbrow

Well Carte Blanche has aired the story about our move to Hillbrow… Here is a link to the show http://beta.mnet.co.za/carteblanche/Article.aspx?Id=4608&ShowId=1 Here is the press release from Carte Blanche about the Show Nigel’s Hillbrow – crime and grime have seen the more affluent seek sanctuary in the suburbs. So...

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A great day with the NCCB office staff

Today a team from the New Covenant Church Bryanston (NCCB) office came out with some furniture for our volunteer flat and also joined us for the memorial service for a little 6 year old child who died when he fell from the 10th floor. It was a memorable day full of fun, joy, laughter and also some very touching moments. Here are...

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Hannah and Rachel’s surprise

We are back from a wonderful holiday today and got this supprise at our door… a card for Hannah and Rachel from their friend Martha. It read “Hey guys… We missed you guys, just 10 days gone and missed you. We can’t wait to see you. I am excited that you guys are comming back, from Martha.” As a Dad, I...

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Why cant you be the one person?

“Ghandi was one person, Martin Luthur King was one person, Mother Teresa was one person, why can’t you be one person who helps?” 8 year old Vivienne Harr, who has raised over $ 30,000 to combat human traficking. Read the story...

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Remembering the dream…

On the 10th May 1994, when Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as President of South Africa. In his speech he encouraged the nation as follows… “Out of the experience of an extraordinary human disaster that lasted too long, must be born a society of which all humanity will be proud. Our daily deeds as ordinary South Africans...

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Reflections on a tragic week…

At the end of this very busy week, I have been reflecting about the events I have encountered and that have been on the news recently. Leading this nationally, is of course the tragic Lonmin mining massacre. Locally, in Hillbrow this week I learned of 5 more deaths including two police officers, a man who was shot by people who...

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Blanket drop…

It was a meaningful evening handing out blankets, jerseys, clothing and bread to the many freezing homeless of our city this evening. We, however, did hear the sad news of a young 21 year old man named Lucas who died of the cold in the park last night. Other related news was that the Joburg Metro Police conducted their raids on...

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Longings in the brokenness…

While handing out food on the streets today, with a group of volunteers, we met a young man who had been addicted to heroine for 12 years. He was desperate to be free and to have his relationships and life restored. We prayed with him as he asked God to forgive him and to help free him. He longed for a restoration of his...

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Thinking about rooftop gardening…

Check out this video we made of our visits today to look at some rooftop gardens… [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqLiENJOmw0]

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Showing love in the brokenness

As we were arriving home from church, about a block away from our home, there was a large crowd gathering. I got Trish to drop me off and went to see what was happening. I noticed that a man was standing on the 8th floor ledge of a building. The windows behind him to gain access back into the building were closed. People were just...

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