18 Dec to the 10th January 2020
CHRISTMAS OUTREACH FEEDBACK – Thank you to everyone that contributed financially, through prayer or giving of your time.Sunshine Bakery donated 770 loaves of fresh bread. This this was such a blessing and we are so grateful to them. White Star also donated Mielie meal to us and we have been able to share this to 7 other feeding outreaches in Pinetown and beyond. We also collected excess food from Knowles Spar. This was donated and was an incredible blessing. From this outreach we were able to give food to Motala Heights Christian Fellowship – Heart of Compassion Centre who distributed food to many families in Motala Heights. We also gave rolls and bread to The Ark in Peacevale which is a men’s ministry. The day we had extra bread and called The Ark to ask if they needed, was a miracle. 10 minutes before our call came their kitchen told them they had run out of bread. We serve a God of Miracles.
Discipleship – Forming teams of 6 people with a leader and encouraging participation proved to be the best way to share the Gospel with the homeless. It became personal to each person and allowed men and women to share freely. Thank you to all the leaders for stepping out and being a part of this. We saw 396 men and women through our doors and over 1475 mouths were fed and souls discipled. We have started a program with some men and women that showed a willingness to better their lives. Yesterday we started with 6 men and hope to see this group grow and go out and do the same.
Thank you to everyone that got involved in the Christmas outreach to the homeless. This was an incredible time and we saw many miracles and heard many testimonies
We never turned a person away that came through our gates. Everyone received food and was shown the love of the Lord.
We used 81kg Tins of Jam, 15 Blocks of Rama, 44kg of Sunshine spread, 14kg of Peanut Butter, 80 litres of Milk, 85kg sugar, 82kg of mielie meal, 1500 brown bags, 4000 sandwich bags. We gave away 150 face clothes, soap and tooth paste. In total 1475 mouths were fed and 396 people discipled.
About 50 volunteers helped over the entire period. To all of you THANK YOU!
Over the month of December / January all the feeding ministries in Pinetown close. HCC church then runs a feeding outreach for that period. We will be feeding on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 6:30 am to 8:30am.
We give each person a bowl of porridge, cup of coffee and 4 slices of bread with a buffet of various cakes. On the 1st January we had bunny chows.
This is our 3rd year of this outreach and each year God has provided to the last cent every need through the generours hearts of people.
What we are needing to make this all possible are the following food items:-
- Sugar 11 x 10kg
- Butter spread 30 x 1 kg Tubs
- Rama 11 x 1kg Blocks
- Coffee 4 x Big Tins
- Milk 90 liters
- Bread 770 Loaves – 70 loaves a day
- Peanut Butter 20kg
- Jam 11 x 3,75kg
- Beef / Chicken for the bunnies
- Toiletries for 150 people
If you would like to assist in any way whether financially, supplying food or your time please email:
email@example.com – reference HC Carers
Any donations can be made to the account on the GET INVOLVED PAGE and please reference it HC Cares and your name
Having this time to share and bring dignity to people who need it – blessed us more. We realize there are 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. Make a difference this Christmas and get involved.
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.