#CareWorkers are men and women who give of themselves to serve the most vulnerable within their community. They are often living in similar conditions to the children that they serve, yet they remain committed and dedicated to the furthering of God’s kingdom. They ensure that the children are effectively and holistically cared for not by simply feeding them but also by showing them what a life full of love, joy and hope looks like. Two of the Community Based Organisation (CBO) Coordinators from across #SouthAfrica share about what it means to care for the children:
"When the children come to the Care Point, I am able to spend time with them and act as a mother figure. This time allows me to ask questions and ensure that they are doing okay. Many of our kids live by themselves and so it is important for me to play this role." - Coordinator, Mluti Community, South Africa
"I love being with the kids. I love helping them read the Bible and letting them know that God is there for them." – Coordinator, Zwelisha Community, South Africa - #Servanthood#ChristOurFoundation
“I like coming to the youth exchange days. It’s a place where we can share our struggles with one another and we don’t feel alone.” – Youth Leader (Mluti Community, South Africa) In June of 2016, twenty young leaders from Zwelisha, Mluti and Siyathuthuka Communities gathered in Zwelisha during their school holidays for a Youth Exchange Day. The youth spent the day encouraging and learning from one another as they built relationships and heard from the word of God. #Fellowship #Joy
35 of the most vulnerable children in Mluti Community receive a daily hot and nutritious meal, access to education and access to basic health care.