Newsletter March 2020


On a Personal Note 
Amidst the chaos brought on by the Corona Virus, we have chosen to redirect our focus to that of GRATITUDE, FUN and HOPE. We serve a GREAT GOD who loves us and cares for us no matter the turmoil or trials life may dish our way. He gives us PEACE, His peace, and as Jesus calmed the storm for the fishermen, so He is able to calm “life’s storms” for us. Turn your eyes upon Jesus, Look full in His wonderful face and the things of the earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His Glory and Grace. 
Our caregivers have lovingly and sacrificially left their homes and families to live-in at iKhaya during this trying time. Please pray for our staff and children, for good health, positive minds and eyes fixed on the Father. 
Love and greetings, 
Loressa 



Rub-a-Dub Dub, Hands in a Tub

Sister Madeleen visited us prior to Lockdown, to remind us all to keep our hands, bodies and home clean, especially now with the new virus doing its rounds. After a fun and interactive session with the kiddies, Sister engaged with the staff. Sanitizing the home, safely wearing a mask and gloves were covered more in depth and the signs and symptoms of the COVID 19 were discussed to empower us to be ready to prevent the spread of the virus and to care for ourselves. Although during this time access to our home is being restricted, your contributions of nappies sizes 2, 3 & 5, Infacare 1 & 2, Wet Wipes, Fresh Veggies, Snacks and Bleach will be welcome. Contact Loressa directly by cellphone or email office@ikhayalikabab.co.za


Auf Wiedersehen Our world was simply turned upside down within a few days. As we watched the rest of the world being affected by and reacting to the virus, we too had to make changes and endure through some uncomfortable moments. As Germany sought to protect their own citizens, we faced the bitter sweet moment of saying an untimely farewell to our four German volunteers. Our hearts were shattered and their emotions ran wild as they too faced leaving South Arica with unfinished “business”. Greta, Christina, Sara and Hannah you are missed so very much! We love and appreciate all you poured into our home and lives!



”Teach A Man To Fish”
The Power of Play Teaching the children life skills is always a priority in our minds. From the child’s perspective though it should be seen as FUN! Whether they are playing games together at home, going out to explore nature, learning to fish- while taking in the salty sea air they are learning and preparing for real life. Never underestimate the power of play… in just these few pictures the kids practised sharing, socialising, new skills (fishing), healthy competition, listening & problem solving skills and team work.



“A Pirate Party”



“Deepening The Connections”
Friendships contribute significantly to the development of social skills, such as being sensitive to other people's point of view, learning the rules of conversation, and also help define both self and self-worth. Research indicates that these bonds can lead to a number of different patterns of attachment. The experience of consistent care promotes a secure attachment, while experiences of inconsistent or unavailable care lead to insecure attachment patterns. Knowing this, our volunteers predominantly serve for a year. Over the years many have remained in contact with us and the children, while visiting when they are able. Ursula and Priska served in 2017 to 2018 and Johanna, Lea and Louisa left us in 2019. We were utterly blessed to have them visit and serve at iKhaya in March. The older children especially appreciated your time and love shown.


”Partner With Us”
Dear friends Thank you to each and every person, church and company that contributes to the success of our mission. It is with your support that we are able to focus on the wellbeing and provide the best possible attention to the individual needs of the previously vulnerable children in our care.


Having a community who catches the heartbeat of our work makes our tasks simpler, more efficient and effective. If you desire to partner with us we would love to hear from you. Simply drop me an email or contact me via Facebook Messenger. See our Webpage for banking details for financial gifts.



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