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Friday, 10 March 2017

South Africa Trip 3

On Wednesday lunchtimes the One Future Foundation Team take lunch down for the homeless on Durban sea front. Each week the people gather and wait for the team to arrive. 


 Food is donated by different companies, sandwiches are made up and each person receives those together with a drink, snacks and an apple. Some take extra for their children


After the food is handed out, most of those who have gathered will wait for the pastor to bring a word of encouragement. This is always welcomed by the poor and vulnerable who are there. On this occasion my husband brought the word and we were privileged afterwards to be able to pray with those who asked. The lives that these people live are desperate, if they dont make enough money during the day by begging or during the night if they are sex workers, then they dont have a roof over their heads to sleep. Those roofs are at the shelters that I mentioned in my previous post. Often they will sleep on the beach when the weather is good.

 



The message my husband brought was one of unconditional love and hope, these people were captivated by hearing of the Heavenly Father who looks at them through eyes of love and doesnt see them as they see themselves. We were able to reassure them of His love and of our love. Most had never known human love in their lives before and to hear that they can have this Father child relationship with a heavenly Father was a new concept. We left this time wanting to go right back and sharing the Fathers heart all over again.

if you would like to help support our daughter and family as they work to bring hope to the homeless please visit
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4 comments:

Needled Mom said...

This sounds like such an important ministry. You have touched so many lives.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Thanks for sharing this...how the message of hope and love is being delivered to the hopeless.

Just a little something from Judy said...

You still have a heart of gold! You continue to share our God's amazing love and grace, wherever you go and with whomever you meet. It is so good to be here again, and to read your latest posts, and see where you have been. Your life continues to bless mine, and I thank God that you are still present in this blogging world!

Just a little something from Judy said...

I visited you again here, and I do not mind if you have not updated your post. This post touches my heart in such a special, deep down way! I love your husband's message of hope, and grace, and unconditional love! So good to be here again! I think of you often!