Christmas a month of giving
Over the month of December / January all the feeding schemes close. HCC church then runs a feeding scheme for that period. This last Christmas period we raised R16 000 for the month and were able to give a bowl of porridge, cup of coffee and 4 slices of bread with a spread on every day Monday to Saturday and a sandwich for those who came to church on Sunday. On Christmas and New Year’s Day we gave them a full course meal and they all received a Zulu Bible. We were averaging about 180 homeless people a day over that period. We are going to do this again this year – 2018 so have to start looking at funds and helpers again.
Having this time to share and bring dignity to people who need it – somehow blessed us more. We realised there are so many people who have a love for the lost. Having this opportunity to share the love of Christ and be his hands and feet to the homeless in Pinetown has also shown us the immense need for the communities help.
Water Tank Project
We are collecting money for the Water Tank Project. HCC has partnered with us in our vision to bring change. HCC are based right near a taxi rank and many of the homeless people are walking about 2 km to get water to wash the taxis for a fee. We want to install JoJo tanks for Rain Water Harvesting for internal use as well as assisting the homeless who wash the taxi’s. In return we believe we will get them to start keeping their area clean. This all takes time and relationship building.
Shelter in Pinetown
We are looking for a building that will provide a shelter for the homeless in the Upper Highway. Change comes when people know they are loved and cared for. When we have this shelter we believe this is where we can offer teaching and get to know the potential in people. Our desire is to see addictions broken through the power of Jesus and see testimonies come from these restored lives.