I have a very BIG dream. It is along the lines of The Dream Center in L.A. Id love to see the same kind of center up and running here in Durban. Caring for, loving and empowering those who have fallen through the cracks. From drug addicted sex workers to teen run-aways, I dream of a place where they can come and be cared for. A place where they are safe. A place where they are not judged or ridiculed.
A place where they are fed both physically and spiritually. A place where they encounter a Father who loves and delights in them as His sons and daughters. A place where they can walk into their destiny.
This dream has always seemed too big and over whelming for me to initiate. I have kept plodding on doing what I’m doing and feeling like my dream is just too big. That is until just recently. My friend Carryn is training to be a life coach, shes awesome and asked me if Id like a free coaching session! So of course I said YES! We have had 2 sessions so far and she has decided that she is going to continue to coach me until my dream is fulfilled!!! This is huge for me. She has fully caught the vision and 100% believes that it is of God and that I have it with in me to walk into and fulfill this dream. I feel so empowered having her in my corner.
She kicks my butt, encourages me and gives me homework! ( I HATE HOMEWORK 🙂 ) She loves me and I know that God has placed her in my life for such a time as this. She is my Mordecai, she believes in what He has called me to and she is encouraging me to walk into it.
During our first session she helped me to visualize the future of my dream. The first picture I saw was my Shelter people being fed. Both physically and spiritually. I felt that God was telling me that this is the first step in the realization of the big dream. I do not have a building yet so the first step is to get a vehicle that can be converted into a food truck that can be taken to the streets of Durban to feed the homeless and sex workers.
At first I was thinking of getting a trailer but I do not have a vehicle to tow it so the best idea is to get an RV and convert it to a mobile kitchen. The idea is to take teams out to the streets to feed people and to build relationships and minister to them.
I found this beauty on Gumtree, she is perfect! A great runner and well priced R42,000, ( the cheapest option i could find) With this vehicle the feeding scheme could start in the next few weeks!! As time goes on and finances come in I could renovate her and install a good mobile kitchen.
I already have a team of people on stand by to come and help with the feeding scheme. We are all very excited to see how God is going to pull this one off!
So we are looking for funding for this vehicle. We do not have an income for Shelter Me and we are running purely on donations and my small personal income. If you feel that you could donate to this worthy cause in any way please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Together we can make this dream a reality!