Houtbos Community, #SouthAfrica. While doing #HolyHomeVisits in 2017, local #CareWorker Nelisiwe met Portia* + her family. There are times when the family doesn’t have any food in their house, which makes the support of Nelisiwe a lifeline, giving them hope + a sense of worth + belonging.
Hands at Work is committed to reaching the most vulnerable children within the most vulnerable communities across Africa. At the beginning of October, the ‘3 essential services’ of food, education and health care began in Hautbos Community, South Africa which is located near the Swaziland border. Many of the families in Hautbos and the surrounding areas have come from Swaziland. This makes obtaining identification documents extremely difficult. Pray for the children and those caring for them to find favour as they seek to obtain their identification documents.
There are currently four Care Workers who have committed to supporting the most vulnerable children in Hautbos. Pray for more Care Workers from the local churches to step forward and dedicate themselves to serving.
At the beginning of the week, 50 of the most vulnerable children in Houtbos Community began receiving a hot and nutritious meal daily, access to education and access to basic health care. Praise God! The Oshoek Local Office who support this community has specifically asked for prayer for the following: "As many of the Care Workers are vulnerable themselves, pray for God to provide for their needs; giving them the strength and courage that they need to persevere in tough circumstances. Pray for the children to see the Care Point as a place where they can find not just food but also love and hope in the midst of darkness. Ask God to give us the wisdom and energy that we need to support the community well."