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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Volunteering and Soup Kitchens

Interesting volunteering day yesterday at the Hillbrow Music School:  taught 2 recorder pupils again, after trying out 4 donated Casio keyboards to make sure they worked, then our whole family joined up with a team of people from various places to take 3 enormous plastic drums of a very delicious soup with endless loaves of bread...

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The 17th Floor Family moves on…

Today my friend, Chantelle, on the 17th floor of the “liftless” building opposite us, left a message on my phone to call her. I was expecting to be needed to help move her from her tiny room (on the 17th floor) sometime this week …*pant, pant!*… so imagine my delight when she told me she had been able to...

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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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