Many Thanks

This year we receive sponsorship in the form of a booklet called “Freedom Within.” It is specifically written for inmates, those who have chosen to become Christians. The booklet centers on themes such as forgiving yourself and others, coping with fear and rejection, your relationship with the Lord and others, and much more.

Many of our course participants are looking for answers, are troubled by their past and desperate for forgiveness. Most struggle to come to terms with the sins of their past and are trying to cope with the difficulties of life in prison. The words in the booklet have resonated with the ones we were able to donate a copy of it to.

Here are some responses that we got:

  • I would like to thank you very much for sending me this important book  “Freedom Within – From Jesus with Love.” It is really full of words of comfort and guidance. This book has inspired me to forgive my mother who abandoned me when I was a child. Jesus said to forgive those who have wronged you. If you don’t forgive them He can’t forgive you the wrongs you have done. – Mpho
  • It was really good reading the book that you had sent to me. It was like you knew what was happening in my life. After reading this book many things started to change in my life. I’m a different person now. The part “Let go” really touched me. I was a person who likes holding grudges. But I have learned from the book to let go and forgive those who wronged me. In short, I can say this book taught me many things, how to love, forgive, praise, understand and care and to count on Jesus, and much more. – David
  • Everything inside the book “Freedom Within” speaks to me. I lost hope in friends and people around me. They do not trust me because of my previous life even if I tell them I am no longer that person. I learn a lot of things from this book, from articles like “A Brighter Tomorrow.” It motivates me to make changes about my life. Topics like “You Can Never Be Too Bad for Jesus” open my eyes. I used to judge myself according to the things that I had done. I did not know that there is Someone who loves me. Thank you again for blessing me with this book. – Siyabonga
  • Let me take this opportunity to say thank you so much for sending the book entitled “Freedom Within.” I went through it. It is very rich. Reading this book is like I am hearing directly from the Lord Jesus talking to me. This book is able to address my situation, it has taught me so much: 1. How to accept and how to love even those who throw me in prison. 2. The book further revealed how much Jesus suffered on earth. How He responded towards the opposition. Again the book is very easy to read. I don’t even know which words to use, because the book taught me so much. I am looking forward to receiving another book. – Thabiso
  • I appreciate your love, sympathy and the source of true love to my faith. I thank you for all the books and manuals because they changed my life. The program is perfect and increases the love to God and helps me read the Bible to get more wisdom from the word of God. I can now share the word of God with my family, friends and my fellow inmates. I wish to continue with the program to change other people’s lives like mine and be near God all the time through prayers. – Obabeng
  • Truly the book “Freedom Within” has been a blessing to me. Believe me when I say to you that in this book I found a treasure. I would certainly sell all I have, I mean all my possessions in this prison, for this book. I felt like Jesus indeed was or is talking to me when reading on topics and the pages that I flip to. The introduction made an everlasting mark and that could only be Jesus himself. Thank you, thank you, thank you. May God bless the person who compiled and produced this book. – David
  • Keep on doing the great work of spreading the word of God to those who need it most like us here in prison where most of our brothers, especially those who are still unbelievers, don’t have hope, and feel rejected by their loved ones and family and friends. I want to thank you a million times for the spiritual book you send for us. You just reminded me that I chose the right path to walk with a friend (Jesus) through this time, Someone I can depend on. – Gcina
  • I am very grateful for all the teachings and encouragements I receive from you. I had many questions like why am I facing all this misery of being in jail. But within the pages of the book “Freedom Within” I managed to get the answers. There is nothing that can separate me from the love of God which is mine through Christ Jesus my Lord and Friend. Even though I am in prison I know that Jesus Christ will never leave me nor forsake me. This gives me peace and assurance that God loves me. I am very grateful for all your support to help me grow spiritually. May God richly bless you as you touch and lead many souls to Christ through your ministry. – Ndonyane
  • I would like to thank you for the book “Freedom Within”. I thank you for taking good care of the lost sheep of God. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord. Your labour in the Lord is not in vain. (1. Cor. 15:58) Thank you for showing interest in me. It helps me to understand my potential and realizing that my potential was not given to me to deposit in the grave. The greatest tragedy in life is not death but a life that never realized its full potential. Today I decided not to rob the world of the rich, valuable, potent, untapped resources locked away within me. Thank you for the booklet of inspiration that gives me hope and light in the dark days of my life. Thank you so much. May God richly bless all my Christian family.  – Jacob

 

Activities Report for 2016

2016 has been a year of progress and growth on all fronts.

Several times it looked like Family Care Ministries would have to scale back its food programmes as due to various circumstances a business and a supermarket had to discontinue assisting us with food items. But in each instance another door opened. Now, looking back over the year we were able to distribute more food than in the previous year.

Girls smiling1So Family Care Ministries volunteers hardly missed a beat in picking up and delivered food items to needy families and child-headed households. Elijah in Evaton West, Iris in Diepkloof, Soweto, and Mandla, Zanele, Eunice and Manja in Orange Farm did their best to make the bread, eggs and other food items go as far as they could to meet the many needs in these township areas.

We were able to continue to assist Sister Glover (87) in Noordgesig and Ouma Helen (82) who faithfully ventures out to Industria. They are a shining example to everyone around. Despite their age, they tirelessly do all they can to assist the needy in communities. Having little themselves as they themselves eke out an existence on their small pensions, they prove God’s promise true: “Give and it shall be given unto you.”

With the help of some very dedicated volunteers, we continued to bring a wholesome hot meal to 120 elderly in Brixton. This year fruit and lovingly home baked cupcake became a regular addition rather than a once in a great while treat.

As our team of volunteers grew, so did the amount of time we were able to spend with the elderly increase. Many enjoyed the attention as we had more time to share encouraging words and a personal prayer.  You would think that team members would be feeling tired after going on this monthly venture on their off days, but everyone testified of how rejuvenated they felt after giving to others.

Evanton center 21Thanks to a generous donation we were able to put up a solid temporary structure at the back of one of our volunteer’s small RDP house in Evaton West. We are able to distribute the food donations so much more efficiently as the 9m x 5m room we built helps us organize the food items. It allows us to meet and spend time with the recipients of the donated goods and serves as a place for Elijah to meet with the youth on a daily basis.

I love to thank you for the food supply that you give to me. It is really helpful. I pray that God may keep you so that you can continue to be a blessing not only to me but also to others. – Mushudu

I would like to say thank you for the provision that you give us. Me and my family are very grateful because now there is no single day we go to bed without eating. The words can’t express our gratitude but only to say thank you. – Pamela & family

Greetings! My family and I would like to thank you for all that you are doing for us and other families. We really appreciate your kindness in our lives and we thank the Lord for your life because if He didn’t create someone like you, we really don’t know how we would survive. Love with all of our hearts. – Rikotso & family

 

The following is a list of food items distributed by Family Care Ministries volunteers in 2016:

  • 909 crates of fresh fruits, vegetables and other assorted foods, or canned and dry goods
  • 13,584 sachets of milk or chocolate milk drinks
  • 205 kg cookies
  • 180 kg chips
  • 50 kg of a rice
  • 160 kg brown flour
  • 300 kg of chicken and other meat
  • 700 loaves of bread
  • 253 kg pizza pies
  • 1,000 snack packs
  • 22 crates of cucumbers
  • 20 kg instant pudding
  • 30 kg gelatin
  • 20 kg instant potatoes
  • 585 kg maize
  • 100 l of oil
  • 150 kg of sugar
  • 750 Vienna sausages
  • 300 l of milk
  • 16,000 eggs

Training

2016-07-30 13.30.42 1A training venture we had long hoped to be able to invest time and money in took place in July 2016. We hosted a two day training workshop for 12 of our volunteers just outside Hekport at a Christian conference venue.

It is so easy to get wrapped up in the day to day work dealing with all the needs at hand. It is easy to loose focus in the process. Everyone found being able to step back and spending time with like-minded folks with similar goals and visions rejuvenating and strengthening. Family Care Ministries volunteers rallied around leadership topics of visions and goals. To practice and improve practical skills a talk was given on report writing. Valuable information on how to formulate letters to raise support and on writing project updates for interested individuals in the community will help projects become self-sustaining.

Early Childhood Development Workshops

2016 saw a tremendous increase not only of the number of workshops presented but also in the number of workshop attendees. After meeting the social worker in charge for ECD in the Orange 2016-08-13 09.35.46Farm district, she invited Talitha, one of our volunteers, to briefly explain about the early childhood development workshops while in a forum meeting. The principals of all the ECD centers and preschools in the area usually attend. Getting the contact numbers of the nearly one hundred attendees made it so much easier to send invitations to the workshops. As a result we have had 40-50 attendees at each of the 3 day workshops. This year alone 139 caregivers were able to complete the 3 day training and got important input and training on the developmental needs of babies, toddlers and young children.

The resources that have been created to go along with the programme are in big demand but funding is still very limited. We are looking for ways of raising sponsorship to donate sets of these teaching resources to the most needy preschools in the future.

  • I enjoyed this training very much because it gives me more information. I say as from today I want to improve my centre and kids because this opportunity is not just for fun. It is a serious responsibility. – Noxolo
  • I got knowledge important for a teacher to learn. I was encouraged and got information on how to keep a child busy. I saw the importance for a child to read books and to see things and to make time to help children to get ready for writing. – Agnes
  • I learned a lot about how to give children the opportunity to succeed in the future and how to teach the child. I think one day my dreams will be achieved. I like the way you teach us. You give me a lot of knowledge.  – Marcurina
  • I think this workshop helped me a lot because I have learned so many things that I didn’t know. I think this helps many people because it teaches us a lot about teaching and developing many kids out there. There are a lot of things I didn’t know about or understand. Now I know how to deal with things that I come across. Yes, it is a very big challenge for everyone who is teaching the children. Yes, I think it made me open my eyes that children are very important. – Portia

Prison Ministry

In 2016, Family Care Ministries celebrated the 10th year of offering Bible study courses to the inmates of the Kutama Correctional Center in Makhado. Of the 229 inmates that signed up most graduated successfully. Thirty-five of these were inmates enrolled in the advanced course. Running the course translates into printing and mailing thousands of copies of Bible study materials. In addition to the photocopied class sheets we mailed 193 booklets as supplementary course material.

This year we receive sponsorship in form of a booklet called “Freedom Within.” It is specifically written for inmates, those joywho have chosen to become Christians. The booklet centers on themes such as forgiving yourself and others, coping with fear and rejection, on your relationship with the Lord and others, and much more.

Many course participants are looking for answers, are troubled by their past and desperate for forgiveness. Most struggle to come to terms with the sins of their past and are trying to cope with the difficulties of life in prison. The words in the booklet have resonated with the ones we were able to donate a copy of it to.  Here are some responses that we got:

  • I would like to thank you very much for sending me this important book of Freedom Within – From Jesus with Love. It is really full of words of comfort and guidance. This book has inspired me to forgive my mother who abandoned me when I was a child. Jesus said to forgive those who have wronged you. If you don’t forgive them, He can’t forgive you the wrongs you have done. – Mpho
  • It was really good reading the book that you had sent to me. It was like you knew what was happening in my life. After reading this book many things started to change in my life. I’m a different person now. The part “Let go” really touched me. I was a person who likes holding grudges. But I have learned from the book to let go and forgive those who wronged me. In short, I can say this book taught me many things, how to love, forgive, praise, understand and care and to count on Jesus, and much more. – David
  • Everything inside the book “Freedom Within” speaks to me. I lost hope in friends and people around me. They do not trust me because of my previous life even if I tell them I am no longer that person.
  • I learn a lot of things from this book, from articles like “A Brighter Tomorrow.” It motivates me to make changes about my life. Topics like “You Can Never Be Too Bad for Jesus” open my eyes. I used to judge myself according to the things that I had done. I did not know that there is Someone who loves me. Thank you again for blessing me with this book. – Siyabonga

Christmas Programs and Events

Evaton - Sack race with JosefFamily Care Ministries’ Christmas programs and events have benefited 800 children this year. Four Christmas events were organized for the children in Diepkloof, Soweto, Orange Farm and Evaton West. The children enjoyed the tug of war, sack races and other activities to the max. Of course the jumping castles were again a big hit. Family Care Ministries provided a lunch, juice and snacks for each child and a gift parcel containing some stationary items and a colouring and story book to take home.

Outreach

The most effect way to share the Gospel is on a day to day basis with those who one comes into contact with. Family Care Ministries volunteer’s passion for 2016 was to explain to as many as possible all Jesus has to offer and what we owe Him our gratitude for. So Bibles and New Testaments, Bible course material, Scripture verse booklets, and tracts were printed and distributed. In addition, volunteers used social media such as email, Facebook, SMS or Whatsapp to spread the message and counsel and encourage others to find faith in Jesus.

Malawi Work

Throughout all of 2016 Family Care Ministries supported the work in Malawi both by giving monetarily and by printing and shipping local language tracts and booklets to coworkers in Malawi to help them in their outreach and teaching. This has resulted in more leaders being raised to carry the message even further. Vegetable gardens are being planted and other small business ventures are started to meet the desperate needs for a source of income for workers as well as to share the produce with the people they minister to. Two bicycles were sponsored to allow teachers to cast a wider net and start Bible study groups in outlying areas without having to deplete their very limited resources available.

 

New year, fresh start

Each new year brings with it many things. It’s full of freshness, growth, and new experiences. It’s full of second chances, forgiveness, and opportunities to try again. It’s also full of tests, new challenges, and its share of difficulties and problems.

The most important thing in each new year is your relationship with Jesus. Because with Him at your side, you’re guaranteed to make it through whatever this new year may hold.

It’s been wisely said that life on earth is a testing ground and a learning experience, and with Jesus as your Guide and Coach, you’re sure to be successful. Your success may not look like success as it is popularly perceived, but you will be successful in the things that last beyond this life and into eternity.

Enter this new year with Jesus, holding His hand, and letting Him lead and guide you. Although He can’t promise that the paths you will walk this year will be easy or problem-free, He can promise you that His strength will always be sufficient for you, and that you will not face a challenge too big or too difficult for you and Him to handle together. If you can believe this and commit to trusting in Him no matter what comes your way, you’ll find that nothing will surprise you so greatly as to undermine your confidence and trust in Him.

When difficulties and challenges arise, remember His promise to help you through. Remember that when you are weak, He is strong. This will fill you with peace and confidence for your year ahead—the confidence of knowing that He, the Maker of heaven and earth, is with you.

As you walk through this year together with Jesus, the challenges you face can become opportunities for you to experience His unfailing power and strength. The choices that you face will be easier to make with His counsel to direct you. The connections and relationships you have this year will be sweeter and deeper as more of Jesus shines through you. At the close of this new year you’ll be able to look back and see the progress you’ve made and look forward to another year with Him.

A motto to live by

By J. R. Miller

The very heart of true Christian friendship is helpfulness. We begin to be like Christ only when we begin to desire to do others good. The world’s ideal is, “Every man for himself,” but Christ set a new standard for His followers. We are to look upon every one we meet with the question in our hearts, “What can I do for this man? How can I serve him? In what way can I do him good, help him, comfort him, and strengthen him?” We are always to hold ourselves ready to show the kindness of love to every human being that crosses our path. He may not need us—but then he may—and if he does, we must not fail to give him the help he needs.

We do not know how many of those whom we meet any day do need us. There are hearts that are discouraged, needing cheer that they faint not. There are people who are tempted, wavering, and ready to fall. There are those who are carrying a burden of sorrow, crying out for comfort. There are those who are hungry for love.

There are always opportunities for helping, and the world needs nothing more than men and women who are ready to respond to each call for love’s gentle ministry. We should not forget that if we are Christians, we represent Christ in this world. He would reach other lives through us. What are you going to be as a friend to the one who looks to you for strength, for encouragement, for inspiration, for help? What have you to give that will make life the richer?

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.—1 Thessalonians 5:11

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.—Proverbs 17:17

Finding serenity

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Have you prayed and prayed and waited and waited, and still there is no manifestation? Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him. (Psalm 37:7)

Are you tired of seeing nothing move? Are you just at the point of giving it all up? Perhaps you have not waited in the right way. “With patience wait.” (Romans 8:25) Patience takes away worry.

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Lives are changing

God’s unconditional love for you!

As part of Bible study class we shared the following text with inmates at Kutama Sinthumule Correctional Centre in Makhado, Limpopo. Knowing how much God values us as believers helps us realize how indebted we are to Him to live a life dedicated to Him.

Jesus’ love is reaching out to you right now. His love, His forgiveness and His mercy are all right there, just for you, if you will only receive them. Jesus is not stacking up all your faults and failures and mistakes to hold against you. When He looks at you He sees possibilities that others do not see. He sees your every tear. He hears your every cry. He feels your every frustration, your every worry, your every burden, your every desire. He knows everything about you. He sees straight through to your heart of hearts and all that is in it, and He deeply loves you. He is right there by your side, and He will never ever forsake you.  He loves you and He patiently waits for you!

Here are some of the responses we got from inmates that participate in our Bible study course:

I feel like Jesus has forgiven me all my sins. He has accepted me into His Kingdom. He is embracing me. He is completely protecting me. He loves me and wants me to live a clean life. – Frans

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Partnering with the like-minded

Sister Glover

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Sister Glover, who runs the Emmanuel Feeding Scheme in  Noordgesig, has been dedicated to helping the poor for many, many years. She is 85 years old and still goes out daily to a large vegetable garden to water and look after the plants. Every month she holds a meeting with about 300 pensioners and single mothers to share God’s word with them. Using her meager pension, she buys bread and peanut butter to provide them with a breakfast. Women in the neighbourhood help to cook a lunch to serve to everyone as well. After the meeting all line up to receive packages of fat & bones and any other food items donated for the purpose. A butchery regularly gives her bones and fat for her project. Again, she has to use her pension to fetch the donation. Family Care Ministries has recently supported her with chicken & rice for the meal & has been providing her with various food items whenever possible.

Ouma Helen

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Ouma Helen is well in her eighties and has been using a walker for many years. She used to receive some monies and help from her small congregation to buy food parcels for about 20 needy families in an informal settlement. Several years ago she was told that the church cannot afford to support her ministry anymore. A friend of ours contacted us for help and Family Care Ministries has been supporting her efforts for the past several years. We now provide her with donated foods to share with the poor on a weekly basis.

Last year Ouma Helen had a fall and broke her pelvis bone. She had to lay for weeks on her back to help the bones to heal as she told that she was too old to have the needed operation. She healed miraculously in a much shorter time than expected. As soon as she could, she picked up right where she left off. Though she is now in a wheelchair, she continues to sort, pack and distribute to the needy with the help of her grandchildren. For Christmas Family Care Ministries was able to provide her with some food items for her food parcels and accompany her to the informal settlement spreading a message of love and hope as we went.

Zakariyya Park

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Fikile has gathered a group of friends around her who are just as determined as she is to see what can be done to help children who are suffering in one way or another in her community in Zakariyya Park. Family Care Ministries has provided her and her team with regular donations of bread, eggs and other foods such as cereals as often as we get them. The caring hearts of these young ladies help many children find the emotional and social support they need.  They try their best to offer some homework support and encourage children to excel in their studies. Family Care Ministries members encourage the team to share the Gospel and gospel material with the children which they gladly do.

Abram

Abram Web

Abram is a creche owner in Diepsloot. He provides not only a safe environment for some of the children in his community, but has also dedicated his life to sharing the word of God with as many as he can. He tries to do what he can do to ease the dire physical or spiritual needs the children, teenagers, parents or others around may have. He is always available for prayer and counsel and has become a well respected and sought out member in his community. Family Care Ministries shares donations of bread with him biweekly and provides him with other food items when possible.

The Boy’s Brigade of SA

The Boys Brigade of SA is a N.P.O. operating in Noordgesig. They offer activities to get the children in their neighbourhood off the streets to prevent them falling into a life of crime. They assist children by sharing food and clothing donations with those that need it. Winnie and Donovan have gathered some brass and percussion instruments which the children use to learn on and practice with. The number of children participating is much greater than the number of instruments they have so they have to take turn using them. Participating in the band draws their interest, gives them a challenge and something to do other than aimlessly wandering the streets and ending up falling in with the wrong crowd in this drug ridden community.  Family Care Ministries assists with regular food donations.

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Spreading the Gospel in Malawi

by Gracious

I have been so busy giving leadership Bible study classes. I feel like I am working double shifts. I teach during the day for 4hrs and on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays I also start from 5:30pm to 8pm. I have two groups, one has 6 full time students and pastors and the other one has 4. They are becoming well trained and I have seen much change in them. They now go from household to household using tracts and the Key Bible Verse booklets to reach out and minister to others. They are already becoming good teachers themselves since I always send them interested people to be taught so they can practice all that they learn in my classes.

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I have a good time sharing the word of God and explaining about the classes going from business to business. People and many church leaders find this so inspiring. Their comment is that if other Christians and churches would be actively teaching others as Family Care Ministries does, many people would have more faith in and get a greater understanding of God’s word. We are indeed unique in all what we do here.

I also go with students door to door and many people get prayed for in the parks of Zomba. We have been witnessing in different areas meeting people and sharing with them the word of God. Our theme has always been the same: LOVE. The booklet with Bible verses has become a good tool in helping them know the truth about salvation and other topics. We have been going into Muslim communities without fear knowing that the love of God is for all of us. Their joy after receiving the word of God increases our faith daily. We are motivated by the love of God to do good and preach His gospel to all. The Lord leads us to those He wants us to meet and talk to.

Ruth also teaches lots of others around Zomba. She has formed about 4 groups which have more than 10 people who gather on the days of classes. She has trained other women how to witness. Testimonies are endless with these women groups. They’re out three times a week and are winning many souls. The women group is engaged in family counseling and families are no longer the same in most Zomba areas. They help each other to overcome family problems. They are also visiting inmates and are going to hospitals to pray and share the message of salvation with the sick and the staff at the hospital.

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Some of the women in this group put their money together to travel to a rural area. Her report from this trip showed that 30 people received the word of salvation and were prayed for. They taught them some parts of our Bible study course as well.

Our main challenge now is training manuals. Many of our dedicated members can’t understand English well and therefore it isn’t easy for them to use the English ones. Finding the money for transport for visitation remains a problem too during this time as things are getting worse and worse economically and Malawi is experiencing a hunger crisis. The government has reached a point of even passing a law that no one should be employed until  further notice. So a major challenge we face is lack of employment. Many can’t provide for their families.

One of our members, who just graduated from our course on the 17th October 2015, got sick and within two days peacefully passed away. Before passing on in the hospital, he praised the Lord in tongues and loudly said these words:”I have carried my torch; carry yours also.”  We testified of this to all the 500 people who attended the funeral and many were touched since this brother was known for being a nonbeliever before. As a result many people inquired about Family Care Ministries and who this man was working with. Soon after the event many showed great interest to join the course immediately. Our brother Henderson was a very dedicated person who joined our team as a student in October 2014. Despite death being a blow to many who have little faith, his death has acted as fuel to our growing ministry.

The new graduates never have time to rest but are already busy out there winning souls and training others. It’s my hope that, as we focus on educating them, they will do even greater things with what we have given them. As the Bible says in 2 Timothy chapter 2: “And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit the same to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”

Activities Report for 2015

Helping Those in Need

The following is a list of food items distributed by Family Care Ministries in 2015:

  •  245 crates of canned and dry goods
  • 1054 crates of fresh fruits, vegetables and other assorted foods
  • 3600 loaves of bread
  • 650 kg cucumbers
  • 500 kg frozen vegetables
  • 390 kg potatoes
  • 250 kg maize
  • 100 l of oil
  • 120 kg of sugar
  • 75 kg of chicken
  • 500 kg of Vienna sausages
  • 240 l of milk
  • 7000 eggs
  • 350 kg broken biscuit, cookies or rusks
  • 20 kg chips
  • 320 kg of a rice, soya, and dehydrated vegetable mix

This adds up to many hours of driving to pick up and deliver food items as we aim to help as many needy families and child-headed households as possible through our food distribution program. There seems to be no end to the need, but we believe that as we help and encourage those in need both physically and spiritually they will become empowered to help themselves.

Family Care Ministries volunteers brought a wholesome hot meal and a piece of fruit every month of the year to 120 elderly pensioners in Brixton.

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Christmas Activities 2015

It appeared that Family Care Ministries volunteers, and other volunteers who joined us again this year, enjoyed the Christmas activities as much as the children and elderly did. Events were hosted for the children in Evaton West, Orange Farm, and Soweto, a total of about 650 children. We served a meal and brought gifts to the 120 elderly people in Brixton.

Christmas for the children

Our DSC_4893-600biggest event in Orange Farm was attended by about 450 primary-school-aged children. Kevin Le Clus, with his many years of experience in hosting entertainment events, knew just what to offer to channel the children’s seemingly endless energy. He and his team kept everyone hopping, running and jumping. As Frisbees zipped through the air, ropes were pulled to the breaking point and balls were tossed and chased by teams of children. Their screams, shouts and laughter could be heard from a long ways away. As always, the jumping castles were a complete hit.

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