Every little life matters

Bennie and Michelle de Bruyn, the Supervisors of our Feeding Programme, run a soup kitchen in Extension 36, where they also minister to the children who come to eat. One of the little boys who came daily always brought an extra plate with him. After a while Michelle asked him why he brought an extra plate, to which he replied that it was for his little brother who couldn’t eat or walk properly.

His brother, then five years old, was born with Foetal Alcohol Syndrome, a pattern of mental and physical defects that can develop in a foetus in association with high levels of alcohol consumption during pregnancy. (Our children suffer greatly because of the immense problem with alcohol and drug abuse in our communities.) Michelle told him to bring his brother along next time.

When he arrived with his little brother, Foetal Alcohol Syndrome was evident. The little boy’s clothing was intolerable to him, because he was sweating excessively. He also struggled to speak and had a disfigured wrist, which meant he could not feed himself properly.

Michelle not only physically fed him, but she also prayed over him daily and became a first-hand witness to the healing power of God. This little boy’s wrist healed and soon he was able to feed himself. The excessive sweating stopped and his speech dramatically improved. Now he is the biggest chatter box!

Thank you to our sponsors!

PEP
Donated R 12 000 towards renovating classrooms we use at Helenvale Primary School and Chatty High School. Donated R 3 000 towards various items at Helenvale Sunday School Outreach.
Schaeffler
Donated R 10 000 worth of various items including food, clothing, stationary.
UPS
The UPS Foundation donated $20 000 towards the renovation of a kitchen and pantry.
FNB
Donated grocery hampers to 50 families and hosted a Financial Literacy Workshop on Mandela Day 2015.
IP Dynamics
Various cash donations in excess of R 10 000
Project Hope
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