At the beginning of August a team from the UK came to serve with Hands at Work in South Africa. They spent a lot of their time in the community of Share where they helped to paint the Life Centre building alongside the children and the Care Workers.
"Recently I was asked what I love most about living and serving in Africa. It’s hard to pick just one thing: the people, the community, being part of something so much bigger them myself, the love! But for that day, I choose moments like this – watching Finn play with the boys in the community of Share in South Africa, allowing him to explore the world around him and all that it has."
Morgan Malster, International Volunteer (Canada), reflects on what it means to raise her and her husband's son in South Africa, as they serve the most vulnerable.
"It was a privilege to be a part of this workshop and see God at work in the lives of the most vulnerable. I was humbled by the way that they were open in sharing the areas in which they struggle and vulnerable in the questions that they asked. It allowed us to get a small glimpse into the challenges that they face on a daily basis. I desire to keep praying for them and that God will bring continued transformation." - Sara Waldvogel (International Volunteer, US)
For a week in the middle of July, there was a Maranatha Workshop for Primary Caregivers and children in Share Community, South Africa. The workshop was facilitated by members of the Hazyview Local Office and they were supported by International Volunteers. In July, we invited you to pray with us for the Maranatha Workshop that happened in Share Community, South Africa. Thank you for standing with us. Please continue to pray that God will bring healing and transformation to the Primary Caregivers and children. Pray that God will use them to bring light, love and hope to the rest of their community.
In the community of Share, South Africa, the youth took part in a role play exercise during the Maranatha Workshop this week, learning what it means to help carry one another's burdens. The lesson taught the youth that it is okay to let others help with your troubles. It is okay for others to see that sometimes we are weak.
At the Maranatha Workshop in Share, Primary Caregivers joined in Relationship Groups to share their stories. During this time, several people opened up to the group. It takes a lot of courage to be vulnerable, especially with a neighbour. For many individuals, it was the first time. Please pray that through the sharing of their stories, God will bring transformation to their lives and the surrounding community.
At the Maranatha Workshop today in Share, Primary Caregivers came together to hear from the word of God. They asked tough questions and allowed God's voice to speak. They invited the Hazyview local office to surround them with prayer. It was a beautiful time of prayer and fellowship.
This week there is a Maranatha Workshop for Primary Caregivers and children in Share Community, South Africa. Pray that each individual will come and encounter God in an intimate way. Pray for the Holy Spirit to move; bringing healing and transformation. Ask God to give wisdom and grace to those facilitating the workshop and that God will speak through them.