I want to explain a little about the ministries that Martin and I are involved with through One Future Foundation.
Martin is now over seeing The Eat Program which happens on Wednesday lunch times down by the sea front in Durban. We have food donated to us in the form of individually wrapped sandwiches, fruit and a drink. The homeless know where to come and they gather at midday. We come along and hand out the food, chat with the people, find out their needs, pray with them and sometimes share Gods Word with them.
I want to honour my husband for his work on this program, he sees the need and just gets on with it. He has a real gift with getting alongside the people we help, he takes time to chat and listen to their stories. He’s an encourager and an empathiser and takes Jesus to those he meets.
He also needs a new pair of shoes but never complains
I am overseeing the City Sisters Program. This is where I go out with other ladies in our team, usually on a Thursday evening. We check up on the girls who are sex workers along the sea front in Durban. We collect Blessing Bags throughout the weeks and fill them with items that the girls need, clothing, toiletries, condoms, food etc. We hand these out to girls we know and girls who are new to the streets. We use this opportunity to bless the girls with these items, to check up them, that they are well and safe (neither of which they are of course) to pray for them and with them and to let them know they are loved by us and by God
Last night was hard. Some of our homeless girls are in a bad state.
There are classes within the area that we work. When most people look at a homeless woman or a sex worker they see just that, but as you spend time building relationships and spend time caring you begin to realize that there is a class system within the life.
Benita is considered to be at the bottom of this class system. Drug addicted, sick, dirty and frail, she is at the lowest state of homeless. There is little hope for her, as far as she is concerned. She is looked down on by others. Even other homeless.
She started like many other girls who we talked to last night, young, healthy, tough, fiesty. Now she is dying. She is so so frail and in constant pain and fear. The depression is visual, all over her.
She is alone. She has no family, no partner, no children, no one to watch over her. Unless something changes she will die alone.
We want to thank you for your continued support. Our boys are doing great, they love their school and are working hard.
We have many things to thank God for and some prayer requests and would be so grateful if you would join with us in these.
- Thank God for our on going financial support, each month since December our rent and car has been paid, we dont have enough regular income to cover these costs but it always comes 🙂
- Our team of helpers is growing, ladies have come along to join our City Sisters team. This is such a blessing to us
- Great donations for Hope’s Closet, my second hand clothing stall which helps with supporting us and City Sisters
- The use of internet in our home at a low payment to our neighbour
- Our laptop needs repairing, at the moment we do everything on our phones
- Mart needs new shoes 🙂
- Our on going financial support
- our paperwork (you know what I mean)
- protection whilst out working
- lots of customers on Saturdays to Hope’s Closet market stall
We love you, Mart Vashti Joe Jesse & Hudson
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