Towards shalom in my neighbourhood…

Again I saw all the oppressions that are done under the sun. And behold, the tears of the oppressed, and they had no one to comfort them! On the side of their oppressors there was power, and there was no one to comfort them. (Ecc 4:1, ESV) The above quote has been key for my us in our journey as we have recognized that it is both...

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Oh God help us see with your eyes…

Most of the church in Johannesburg’s suburbs lives oblivious to the horrific suffering of the 57% of South Africans who live in extreme poverty. The only encounters most have with the poor are through wound-up-windows at traffic lights in air-conditioned cars, through one-sided exploitative employment relationships or through...

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Hope in Hillbrow: ‘If Jesus lived anywhere, it would be here’

A great article in the Daily Maverick about us… http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2013-07-16-hope-in-hillbrow-if-jesus-lived-anywhere-it-would-be-here/#.UeavuI0weSr

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Solidarity Sleep Out

Here are some of the stories shared by friends who came to join us to sleep in solidarity with the homeless. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVjcGDv_Bq8]

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Looking Back

Well, the past three weeks since we returned from a wonderfully refreshing holiday down at the coast (thanks to 2 special friends!) have been very interesting firstly in terms of relationship building and secondly, in getting our volunteer flat ready to be used. In the first week, 10 -16 September, we successfully tried out the...

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