Is our gospel good news to the poor?

Dear friends… Today I visited a woman who has experienced more suffering than anyone I know, a mother of 5 small children, 3 of whom are now dead. Her firstborn, Tamari, 5, was born in 2007. She is now 5. Her second baby, a little boy, was born on 7 August 2008. On 20 August 2008, unbelievably, he was snatched from her as she...

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Sadness today

Trish’s good friend Sukoluhle’s new baby has died. This is the second child she has lost in a year. Again this was an issue of ambulances which did not arrive quick enough and the hospital preventing her from prenatal care when she needed it. Service delivery in this area is shocking! In the inner city of Joburg we...

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“Issues of Faith”

Yesterday was not only the “funnest”, coldest and most snowy day in the year, but also saw the end of the filming and interviewing of the Branken family for the programme “Issues of Faith”, this particular episode highlighting the plight of foreigners and refugees entering South Africa today. We were able to...

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Purposeful adventure…

You know I used to think great adventures involved overseas trips, cruises, mountain hiking, deep sea diving or pursuing a meaningful career, but last night’s trip around the city visiting the poor, lost, lonely, hungry and cold, was really exciting and purposeful…

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Snow Day!!

Quotes from our combined facebook pages today read as follows: “Let’s DO this…one last blast into winter giving, to people who might die on the streets tonight…” (Trish) “It’s snowıng ın Hıllbrow… I thınk we should hand out blankets and jerseys and beanıes tonıght (7 Aug 2012). We...

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