We spent the day distributing bread to clinics, schools, quadriplegic centres, and families in need.
We were blessed with the donation of 4800 bread rolls, which will be appreciated by many! From clinics to creches to schools to soup kitchens; bread is always a much needed staple.
A box of cereal Sauces Pasta Meals Juice Each one of 620 people from the Klipheuwel township received these items, as well as a smile and a “Jesus loves you!”
Our visit with presents and chocolates to the local community clinic was a pleasant surprise to the many patients waiting to see the doctor this morning.
This morning we filled up three vans with treats for the hundreds of families in a nearby informal settlement. There was food and Christmas chocolates for everyone, young and old, and fruit and toys for all the children. Each person also received a Gospel tract explaining the real meaning of Christmas with an invitation to accept Jesus as their personal Saviour. Thankfully, we had the help of volunteers to hand out the goodies, and manage the crowds. All in all, the event was a big success with everyone lining up patiently waiting for their turn and thanking us for bringing a bit of Christmas cheer. Without the sponsorship of food, toys, and treats this event would not have been possible. A big thank you to all who contributed!
Today we had lots of help as volunteers spent the afternoon packing toys and snacks with us. We were preparing for our visit to a township tomorrow, when we are planning to surprise around one thousand people with crackers, toys, and treats.
As well as our many Christmas projects, we still continue the distribution of fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, and other food items to feeding schemes and several institutions.
On Tuesday we had the privilege of sharing the Gospel with nearly 250 disadvantaged children and teenagers. As the hall filled with children-many of whom suffered from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome-we could also feel the excitement mounting. The children were gathered for a Christmas programme with a difference. Everyone was given juice and a snack and we showed them a DVD, outlining the message of salvation in simple story form. After the DVD, we presented the children with the opportunity to accept Jesus as their personal Saviour. Then, the children respectfully bowed their heads as Amy (12) led them in prayer. We also presented each child with a gift-bag filled with treats, chocolates, and a toy. Seeing the sweet reactions of the crowd made sharing the meaning of Christmas in word and action even more rewarding for us all.