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WOW – WORK ON WEDNESDAY
Creating work for the homeless:
WOW was started after our Christmas outreach in 2017 when we had the privilege of feeding the homeless in Pinetown for a month. We stepped out in faith to see Gods provision flow in a way none of us had anticipated. After the Christmas period when the other feeding schemes opened again we stopped our feeding but started a discipleship program with men and women from the feeding who showed potential and the willingness to change. We run an hour of breakfast and discipleship and then start them working for the day.
For a days work we give them a food hamper from Gods Cupboard . Gods Cupboard is a ministry at HCC Church which distributes food to the poor and needy in our church and assists with food for the WOW initiative.
Every Wednesday at 7:30am we offer coffee /tea and porridge. We then do discipleship for 30 min and then start work at 8:30 am till 2:30pm. They also get a lunch and tea breaks.
We have men and woman that come and work. At the moment the men work cutting down overgrown bush and clearing weeds. The woman pick up litter in the area. We are looking at other avenues to create work.
The challenges we have:- We can’t always give them work because we run out of finances to buy the food. Our church raises about R4000 a month for this – that makes about 26 parcels. We also have a lot of overgrown bush in front of the church and we get these men to chop it down with slashers. It is however a ongoing problem as we see them only once a week and by the time they get from one end to the next the bush has grown again. We have a very big area to cover. What would help us is if we had a petrol weed eater. If you have any contacts in this regard please let us know. In the past this bush has housed rapists and allows thieves to attack and then hide. Our hope is to eventually make the whole area farmable, safe and beautiful. We are at the entrance to Pinetown and we can make a big difference to our precious Town by setting an example that lives can change and so can our environments.
Sponsor a street through WOW
If you are tired of seeing your street full of litter – sponsor your street and we will incorporate your street into our WOW initiative. In this way you will feed the homeless and give them dignity through work. This will also stop begging at robots and loitering. Speak to your neighbors and lets make this a community driven project.