Hope on the bridge…

It’s Thursday and that means tonight we are going to be going out onto the streets as usual to visit with some of our homeless friends. We normally get together at 7pm, share a meal together, have some devotions and then go out between 9pm and 11pm to visit our friends as they go to the places where they settle for the night....

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Lessons from suffering…

My wife Trish and I have been living in the inner-city slum of Hillbrow, South Africa, for just over a year. We moved from a six-bedroom home in a gated-security community in Midrand, a suburb of Johannesburg. We left the suburbs and moved to Hillbrow for a number of reasons, including our wanting to allow our lives to...

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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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Finding new ways to express love…

Tonight we did something a little different for some of our homeless friends. We started off with a wash of the feet in a savlon anti-bacterial solution with soap, followed by a rinse and then another wash with soap, another rinse, followed by anti- bacterial spray, and then a nail clipping, ending with massaging a lovely smelling...

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Mother Teresa – Do it anyway poem

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway. If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest...

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