Get Hannah’s friends back to school

Let Hannah’s friends go back to school We have asked the Centre for Child Law to intervene to help get some of Hannah’s friends back to school. They keep being put out of school each month because their parents cannot pay school fees. They are now being prevented from writing exams and getting their marks. Here is an...

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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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Hillbrow Clinic Visits

The last week has seen our family make use of the nearby Hillbrow Clinic on two separate occasions: Friday 7 Sept: Rachel had some kind of painful gum infection it seemed and so, having heard of up to 5 hour waits anywhere inside the Clinic, we nervously sat down at 7.10am at the back of a queue numbering about 25 people who were...

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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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