Hillbrow Tours…??

Well, it seems we have begun a tour operation here on the streets of Hillbrow as people have started to contact us to find out what we are doing in this unlikely place! Here we are standing with leaders from The Crossing Church in Midrand, in front of the site that USED to be filled with rubbish…until Nigel Branken started...

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Gunpoint…!

Yesterday, Nigel was held up in his car at gun-point at about 5.30pm just around the corner from us and had his cell phone taken. He is a bit shaken but is fine. I’m grateful that he is alive and we know that God is in control. His friend came all the way out from Pretoria to offer support, and together they went onto the...

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The Lady on the 17th Floor

Met a lady this week from the 17th floor of the building opposite us. The lifts no longer work. She has a 6 year old daughter living with her, barely survives every month on a very small disability grant (R1050) for a medical condition. It takes 30 minutes to walk up the 17 floors with her daughter. She does this twice a day, once...

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Hillbrow Clinic Thank you Party

This morning the Hillbrow clinic OT and physio section (2 blocks away from our flat) threw a thank you party for all those who helped paint and furnish their paediatric rehab room, to which we were invited! Hannah also gave them her wooden rocking horse (from her 2nd birthday) which a friend kindly fixed up. It was amazing to be...

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Funeral and Burial of Baby Lynne

Today Nigel and I attended the funeral and the burial of  our blind friend, Sukoluhle’s little 10 month old baby, Lynne. After a very meaningful Methodist Church service to celebrate her short life, we travelled in a taxi together with relatives and close friends to the burial site in Soweto. Never seen so many, many small...

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