International Mandela Day
Jumping for Joy with Transnet this Mandela Day!
Transnet partnered with us to commemorate International Mandela Day. Not only did they arrange to replace the worn out trampoline mat, but they helped clear away piles of pavers that were temporarily stored in the old pit. They worked like machines and got the task done with a smile and loads of fun too! Our children are so enjoying the new trampoline… thanks you Transnet! The groceries you generously supplied us with are going a long way to fill many hungry bellies.
Our hearts overflowed with gratitude as we were showered with blessings by Air Products, Richards Bay Child and Family Car, in.code and the learners from Crossroads Teen Centre. Gifts, groceries, loads of fun playing soccer jumping on the new trampoline and a coding lesson by Terri of in.code and Scharnee from Dark White Creative for taking pics of the lesson. We are blown away once again by the energy and generosity poured out over our kids and our home. Thank you just seems so insignificant when trying to express our appreciation!
You Make a DIFFERENCE!
To express our gratitude to all who press in and meet a need in our lives, we hosted a light hearted social gathering for our sponsors, friends and partners to meet the children they support and to enjoy a little talent show of singing, dancing, music and a short play. The afternoon was very festive as the adults joined in with the singing and dancing too! These gatherings are an opportunity for our kids to shine as they grown in confidence on the simple stage.
Here is a testimony and a story of encouragement that reminds us to to keep doing what we do. Not every social case is a success story but our desire is to make a difference and our prayer is that each child would be touched and transformed as they experience the love of God through us. Luca’s life started out with us at iKhaya as an infant. He was quickly adpoted and knitted into a Godly family who love him and work with him daily as they strive for his complete healing and a bright future and brought him to visit us as part of his journey. He is a strapping young lad, full of energy and smiles! Eugéne, Tracy & Luca you filled our tanks with much joy!
Until We Meet Again…
Johanna, Luisa and Lea dedicated a year to a volunteer program through APCM in Germany. We had them for 11 months of their year, seving at iKhaya LikaBaba. They poured their time, energy and love into each and every day with us. Our children enjoy the fun times but also learn the art of making and growing new friendships while these young ladies invest into their lives through love, entertainment, companionship and general help. To us as staff their dedication and help lightens our daily load and enables us to spend more time investing into thefuture of our kids. We loave and appreciate you girls so very much and your presence is totally missed!
With love and greetings
Loressa, kids and team