Educational Supplies for Disadvantaged School Children (A Special Project with Focus on Kids)

Over 45 children received a brand new schoolbag (donated by a local college) filled with supplies – a perfect kit to head into the new school year. Such excitement filled the air as they waited in line for their bags, and once in their hands, the bags were rapidly opened and contents inspected. Shocked expressions gave way to huge smiles, and friends began comparing bags happily. One boy of about 12 held up his pack of pens, saying “This is what I need! This is what I need for my school!” Thank God for the constant opportunity to affect change and open doors to new beginnings for those in need.  

Non-perishable Food Distribution

This week we brought tinned goods, pasta sauces, and breakfast cereals to centres for women and children in crisis. It makes such a difference to both the budget (these centres often struggle to cover monthly expenses) and to the morale of these sweet women and children. (Many of whom come from very difficult situations) We are honoured to be able to give them Jesus by giving them love, for “God is Love!” (1 John 4:8)

Dan Luyt 15km Run

Several Helping Hand members participated in the 15km Dan Luyt Run in Durbanville. Whether one of those running or one of those standing by the finish-line cheering, we all had a great time! I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. (Psalm 139:14)

Hospital Patients Get Christmas Surprise

One Christmas Eve, the presents and snacks we brought were a happy surprise for the little patients of the Sarah Fox Convalescent Hospital. We went from bed to bed, helping each child unwrap their present, and we were able to share in their joy and pleasure. After visiting with the children we gave gift hampers to all of the staff, who were thrilled with them!