Recently a team from Church Unlimited in South Africa came to spend time in the community of Oshoek, which is one of the communities that they support in partnership with Hands at Work. While they were in Oshoek, they spent time making Holy Home Visits, getting to know the most vulnerable children and the Care Workers, and helping to paint the Oshoek Life Centre building. It was a great opportunity for the team members to gain a deeper understanding of the vulnerability that exists within South Africa.
In September 2014, Victoria joined the Bambanani Community Based Organisation (CBO) as one of the Care Workers. She has a strong faith and through the positive example set by Ma Anita and Ma Nesta (members of the Hands at Work local office in Oshoek) she realised her calling to serve the most vulnerable children.
Today, she serves 50 of the most vulnerable children at the Bambanani CBO and is the ‘mother’ of the Care Point. Through her leadership and commitment to loving the children as her own, she has helped to create an atmosphere of life and love with Jesus at the centre.
Please pray for our Care Workers who have committed to serving the most vulnerable children across Africa.
Earlier in the year, a borehole was dug at the Oshoek #LifeCentre. This borehole allows the #CareWorkers to collect fresh and clean water for the children that they serve, which in turn helps to prevent the spread of illness and disease. It is such a blessing! #Joy
Bambanani Community Based Organisation (CBO) operates in Oshoek, near the #Swaziland border and this is the community nine-year-old Kefentse* lives in. His eyes tell a story of pain and hardship. In his short life, Kefentse has experienced the death of both his parents. Kefentse’s older sister became the #PrimaryCaregiver for him and his four other siblings. Kefentse knows that he is loved by God and the #CareWorkers at the Care Point. The women truly live out Isaiah 52:7, “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaims salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!’ #ChristOurFoundation#Scripture#VolunteersInAction
When Happy* was just a few years old, her father passed away. Without a steady income and with no one providing for them, her mother became very afraid and ran away, abandoning her only daughter. Happy was taken in by her grandmother, who is barely making it by, having no way to earn money. Even the most basic necessities, such as food and health support are a daily challenge for them. Even though Happy has endured a myriad of challenges in her seven years of life, God has picked her up and brought healing to her wounds. Local volunteer #CareWorkers have come together from many local churches in Oshoek to form Bambanani Community Based Organisation (CBO). They are passionate about helping Happy heal from the emotional trauma she has faced. They do this by coming to her home regularly to make sure she knows and feels that she is loved and valued. #CaringForTheMostVulnerable #PoorestOfThePoor #LocalChurch #Healing