Month: June 2012


* Balloons
* Blank CDs and DVDs and the envelopes
* Small individual prizes for our older children and teens
examples: journals/stationary, lazer light keychains, small flashlights, glow in the
dark bounce balls, or other items that boys would enjoy as a prize
* Big pieces of elastic that the girls use to do jumping games
* Plastic Individual sheet protectors (ones with all of the whole so they can fit in A4 binders
* Christian DVDs and books : All books found on Amazon :
– Interactive Bible Story Bulletin Boards: 48 Hands-On Bulleitn Boards with Mini Lessons
– Bible Stories to Color and Tell Ages 3-6
– The Right Touch: a read aloud story to help prevent child sexual abuse
– Time Out!: Resources for Teens Retreats
– More Faith Building with Preschoolers Teaching Resource
– Creative Therapy: activites with children and adolescents
– Draw on your emotions
– Draw on your relationships
* DVD’s all found at :
– The Encounter
– Apostle Peter
– Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed
– Standing Firm
– The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry
– Left Behind II
– Left Behind III
– Turning Back
* Colored paper and paper plates



* Curtains for dressing room at Masiphumelele
* 38 matching Back packs for the carers working in the Community to carry their
paperwork and equipment
* 38 Rain coats for the carers in the community
* 38Wellingtonboots for those in the community to cope with the rainy season.
* Catheter bags with measuring tube.
* Catheter packs
* Various dressing material –
Gauze (sterile and unsterile).
*  Telfa non-adherent dressings.
* Plastic adhesive dressings.
* Absorbent pads of various sizes.
* Adult Nappies – pull on as well as those with tabs.
* Incontinent sheets
* Various size and type of adhesive tape.
* Bandages (crepe and soft)
* Various board games that could be played by the patients.
* Hand and foot care creams and equipment.
* Nail varnishes and varnish remover of varying colours.
* Hair washing tray for patients that are bedbound.
* Toiletries – soap, shampoos, deodorants.

Should you require more information on these wish lists, please email with WISH LIST and the ministry name in the subject line

Left to right: Richard Lundie (General Manager of Living Way), Nazley Sylvester, Zandile Tyuka, Justin Legolie, Robyn-Lee Jacobs, Gloria Marinus, Bronwen Williams, Tankiso Tshabalala, Wagieda Baker, Melisha September

On June 13th Living Way saw the first graduates of their accredited Worker Readiness Course.  The 12 students applied  great effort to complete the course and its requirements and are now excited to begin applying their newly acquired skills in the workplace.  After a motivational speech by Richard Lundie, General Manager of Living Way,  the students received their certificates and then enjoyed some delicious refreshments some of which was supplied by Five Loaves Bakery, an entrepreneurial development initiative of Living Way.

For more information on Living Way call 021 785 2597

Since  we  started  teens  team, it  has  been  very  unusual  to find  that it was mostly  boys  who  were  committed  to attending Teens Club.   It  was evident that the boys  were enjoying spending time with their male leaders who  are  filling  that  gap of  a  father  figure. We  cannot  run  away from the  fact  that   our  community  is  dominated by  father figures  who are  irresponsible, who  don’t  associate  themselves  with  their  child’s upbringing and as  a result  many  boys   are  on  the  look  out  for   fathers  who  show  interest in them  as  well.   Unfortunately  this  does  not  always   produce  good  results;  some men  abuse  these  young  boys  trust  by  involving  them in drugs and  other  unacceptable  behaviours.


Since  Noxolo Mokson, our  legacy  member  joined the Teens Club we  have  seen girls  getting  more  interested  in club. Noxolo  is  still young and familiar with the challenges faced by young  girls  and she is able to influence them with her  amazing  testimony  and able to set  a trend  among   her  peers  into  living  the  life  that  pleases  God.   She  has  taught  other  girls  about  the best ways  of  overcoming  loneliness without  indulging in  stuff like  alcohol and negative  peer  pressure .   1 Timothy 4 verse  12  says : “Don’t  let  anyone look down on you because  you  are  young, but  set an  example  for  the believers in  speech, in life, in love, in  faith and  in  purity.”   We  are  very  proud of  having  young  people who  are  willing to  live  a life that is pleasding to God and commit to abstain from sex until marriage.


God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagles flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew his masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it … Dad
Author Unknown

A beautiful poem, written for an amazing Dad …. But the reality for so
many children who Living Hope encounters on a day to day basis through
our Life Skills Program, is this coming Father’s Day, many children
will wake up in their homes with no Dad. In the area in which we work
less than 20% of children live with both their mother and father .
Living Hope Life Skill Educators are the ones who often play the
fatherly role to the fatherless in our community.

This Fathers Day why not sign up for our DAD program and know that you
will be making a difference in the lives of children who have not had
the privilege of having a loving father. For as little as $1 per day,
you can sign up online for 1, 3, 6, or 12 months and we will email you
a gift certificate which you can give to your Dad this Father’s Day
and know, that you have made a difference to a fatherless child.

“Would you be willing to play the fatherly role through the
sponsorship of the Life Skills Program and effectively allow these
children to have some form of fatherly input through our very
dedicated staff? I encourage you to commit yourself to this program.”
John V Thomas, Chairman and Founder of Living Hope.

(Click here to sign up to become a short term or long term DAD: