On the 10th and again on the 24th of this month (May 2013) we started a bi-weekly program, called “Hope for Kids” for the children of the Sir Lowry’s Pass village. The aim of the program is to bring the children into a personal relationship with Jesus, helping them realize their identity in Christ, and to be able to turn around and likewise reach out to others. The teaching is done through fun games, arts and crafts, memorizing scriptures, etc. We also make some nice food and treats available for the children as they all come from needy families. Following are some pictures taken at the event: # 1 On the 10th we had about 50 children, but by the time the 24th arrived we had approx. 200, showing that the need is great and the “harvest truly is ready”. # 2: Gerda and Philip helping the children learn John 3:16—which Philip was also challenged to repeat in Afrikaans to the great amusement of all! # 3 & 4: The program includes lots of fun indoor and outdoor games, which the children love and readily participate in, and each games instil a Bible verse in their hearts. # 5: The kids enjoying a snack after lots of fun and active games!
Would you like to help? We need you!
With the big influx of children we need more Afrikaans speaking people to help, so if you are available Friday afternoon twice a month from 3:30-5 pm please let us know. Presently the program is on every other week as there are not enough people able to commit weekly. If you are not able to come personally you can also help via your contributions: We need pre-sliced bread, approx. 20 loaves. We also need peanut butter and jam, or mayonnaise and grated cheese (we are presently alternating between the 2. If you would like to donate something different to spread on the bread, that will also be fine.—We have the cheese, but would need 3 kg mayonnaise. We also serve a piece of fruit (200 approx.) as well as either water or juice. We also like to give a small contribution of R 50 to the kitchen volunteers and our “janitor” for their labours of love (4-5 people each time, petrol for the generator, etc. Thank you!