A BEAM OF HOPE FOR THE CHILDREN IN NEED
We have seen God work in incredible ways in 2017, and we give Him all the Glory. We are grateful for the ways He continues to open doors for us to minister to the children in Zwelihle and beyond. We pray that 2018 will be a blessed year filled with some opportunities.
Early Childhood Development Program
Living Hope Child Support Trust believes every child deserves a better future. We worked hard this quarter to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We have 24 Children who are currently attending our Early Childhood Development Program.
Lunch Buddies Program
It is the generosity of partners and friends that makes this program possible.
We would like to thank our partners and friends who have donated some foodstuffs to alleviate hunger to hungry children and to increase their energy levels.
Child and Youth Outreach (Evangelism) Ministry
The program started second week of February. We managed to teach the Gospel to children and young people. We are currently teaching children in two schools, Lukhanyo Primary School and Qhayiya Secondary School. There are thirteen schools in the Overstrand region with an estimated population of 18 500 children; we wish to reach more children in schools with the Gospel of Christ. We also need more youth workers for this ministry to achieve more results for the Glory of God.
Donations of Children’s Clothes
We received donations of clothes this quarter from our dear friends. We thank you very much for the generous donations.
Violence in Zwelihle, Hermanus
We experienced a week of violence in Zwelihle. Buildings , vehicles and shops were demolished, goods in shops were looted. Shops belonging to foreigners were their targets. The residents of Zwelihle were complaining that they needed land from Overstrand Municipality. They were also complaining about the unfair distribution of houses. Many foreigners fled to Churches and halls for refuge. Violence is not a way of solving problems. There is need to equip the Zwelihle residents with peace – buiding skills or conflict management and resolution skills so that the people will know how to handle conflicts.
The burnt Saloon of my wife
Our saloon our major source of income was burnt to ashes. Saloon equipment worthy thousands and thousands of Rands were looted. We were left with nothing. We do not know where to start.
A picture of my wife Christina standing at the burnt Saloon.
Our Current Needs
We are in dire need of the following:
- Funds to purchase an electric metre box (R5 500.00)
- Fire extinguisher (R1 500.00 )
- Laptop or computer. Even a used one is welcome.
- Bibles for the Evangelism Ministry Youth Outreach
- Funds for the allowances of youth workers
Our Banking Details
Name of Bank: First National Bank (FNB)
Account Name: The Living Hope Child Support Trust
Account No: 62545752231
Branch Code: 200412 or 250655
Branch Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ
We would like to thank all our partners and friends for the great support to make our programs possible.
May the good Lord richly bless you all as you support us.
Yours in the Service of the Lord and humanity
Living Hope Child Support Trust
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