Nomvula* is 16 years old and is one of the youth in Sthobela B Community, South Africa. During school holidays she often helps out with cooking and serving food. Sometimes she helps the Care Workers do the shopping for the CBO and during the week she is the one who gets the children into a circle to pray and wash their hands before their daily meal. Last month, she was involved in helping to distribute blankets and mattresses to the children who were identified by the Care Workers as in need. Although she has a shy and quiet demeanour, she is looked up to by many of the children in her community.
The Hands at Work local office team in Oshoek is committed to meeting with the Care Workers from the Sthobela B Community Based Organisation for a time of fellowship and hearing God's word. It is a space where the Care Workers can openly share their challenges in a safe and loving environment.
As the Care Workers share their stories, ask God to bring healing and transformation into their lives and pray that they will come to understand the love of God.
After the death of his parents, 14-year-old Thando* began living with his elderly grandparents. Although his grandparents love their grandchildren and desire to provide for them, it has proven challenging. Understandably, Thando has struggled in the aftermath of his parents’ deaths. He has struggled to trust people and he lacks confidence.
It was in Thando’s sadness and pain that he was invited to come to the Care Point. As his Care Worker, Poppy, visits his home and invests into his life, Thando has slowly begun a journey of healing. Even when Thando tried to push his Care Workers away, their refusal to give up on him demonstrated the love that they have for him.
Pray for the most vulnerable children like Thando to find healing through the love of their Care Workers.