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Thank you for your interest regarding hte possibility of serving as an Ambassador of Hope.  Our Ambassadors are individuals who are committed to helping furthure the ministry of Living Hope from right where they live.  They are individuals who are passionate about supporting the vision and mission of Living Hope and want to work to help advance those efforts.

If you would like to apply to become an Ambassodor of Hope, please complete the application form below and email it back to partners@livinghope.co.za

Living Hope has some great activities planned for 25th March from 9am to 1pm

Every year in March we host our Annual Open Day and Family Easter Egg hunt, this year will be our 3rd year and we are so excited as numbers of visitors on the day grow each year as more and more of the community come out on the day to see who we are and what we are about. The children of the valley have had great fun in participating in our Family Easter Egg Hunt where they find the Easter Bunny and visit the nests filled with Easter Eggs. There are lots of activities planned from jumping castles, facepainting to food stalls and information talks on TB and Drug Awareness to meeting some of the amazing staff involved in our 23 programmes.

If youd like to register your children for the Easter Egg hunt, its adviced to register early to guarntee your bucket for hunting, click here

We will also be hosting a Pop Up Mall, yes thats right, its going to not be one shop but many shops selling many different items from ladies shoes, to clothing to books to childrens items …. you dont want to miss this great sale oppurtunity! Snapscan or cash payment options will be available

Youve heard about Living Hope tomatoes, now come visit where we grow them, meet our milking goats and the students behind the programme! Tours to our farm will be happening throughout the morning

Bring the family and enjoy the morning as we share what we do and who we are!

Registration for Living Hope’s Annual Partners Conference is now open!

We kick off on Friday 4th March with a 15th year celebration dinner at 7pm and go into Saturday 5th March with our conference from 8am to 3pm

We look forward to sharing with you stories from our staff and clients on how God has been working in our ministries.

If you have not yet registered, please do so to avoid disappointment

 

 

 

National Child Protection Week is commemorated in South Africa to raise awareness of the rights of children, this year it takes place from the 25th May to the 1st June.  A green ribbon symbolizes the support and awareness of Child Protection.  We encourage you to partner with us and wear your green ribbon for the above dates

Living Hope is dedicating the month of May to Child Protection and bringing awareness and education to schools, churches, parents and to the community
WHAT IS CHILD ABUSE?

Below are some helpful resources of orgonizations which work in protecting and helping and advocating for children, please feel free to share these as we work together in protecting our children of the future:

1. WHERE CAN ONE REPORT ABUSE?

* DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
The Department of Social Development ensures that a comprehensive network of social development services is provided to enable and empower the poor, vulnerable and those with special needs. They also offer after hours services and placements for children in crisis situations
Cape Town Office Tel: 021 481 9719 or a/h: 071 815 0920 or tollfree: 0800 60 10 11
Southern Suburbs Office Tel: 021 763 6236 or a/h 078 883 7012
Website

* FALSE BAY HOSPITAL
False Bay Hospital offers emergency care and assessment of any case of child rape or abuse.  They also are a referral to appropriate services at Red Cross Hospital and Victoria Hospital for forensic examination, offer counselling of children/affected family members and obligatory reporting to Child Protection Unit
Tel: 021 782 1121
Website

* SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICES
South African Police Services are available for report cases of child abuse
Emergency line: 10111
SAPS Ocean View tel: 021 783 8306
SAPS Fish Hoek tel: 021 782 6289
SAPS Muizenberg tel: 021 787 9000
SAPS Cape Town tel: 021 467 8037
Website

 2. COUNSELLING AND SUPPORT SERVICES FOR ABUSED

* ACVV SOMERSET WEST
ACVV provides psycho social welfare services to children and their families in Chris Nissen Park, Garden Village, Helderzight, Firgrove, Faure, Central Somerset West, Victoria Park and Pinkster Park
Tel: 021 852 2103
Website

 * CAFDA
CAFDA’s role is to serve the Cape Flats community through restorative support for the entire family and to create educational and social opportunities for the community.
Tel: 021 706 2050
Website

* CHILD WELFARE SOCIETY
The Child Welfare Society ensures the survival and protection of children at risk. Helping children in crisis situations like abuse, substance abuse, severe neglect, poverty and crime
Tel: 021 638 3127
Email: information@helpkids.org.za
Website

* CHILD CARE INFORMATION CENTRE
The Child Care Information Centre handle queries on all matters relation to child care from health t education, child abuse to parent support groups
Tel: 021 689 1519
Address: Red Cross Childrens Hospital, 46 Sawkins Road, Ronderbosch

* CHILD LINE
Child Line offer individual counselling for children
Tel: 0800 55555
Email: admin@childlinesa.org.za
Website

 * NICRO
Nicro are a youth rehabilitation, national institute for crime prevention.
Tel: 021 462 0017
Email: info@nicro.co.za
Website

 *OCEAN VIEW TRAUMA CENTRE
Ocean View Trauma Centre offer debriefing and short term counselling for victims of crime.
Tel: 076 290 7099
Email: clmswart@gmail.com

* OPEN DOOR IN OCEAN VIEW & MASIPHUMELELE
Open Door offer social work/statutory services and counselling.
Tel: 021 712 2330
Website

* RAPCAN
Rapcan work to precent child abuse. They run awareness raising workshops and a counseling and referral system for both children and families and for adult survivors of incest and child abuse
Tel: 021 448 9034/5
Address: No 28 Lower Main Road, Observatory
Website

UCT CHILD GUIDANCE CLINIC
UCT Child Guidance Clinic offer counselling for families of children with emotional and behavioural problems. Scholastic and developmental assessments are also carried help
Tel: 021 650 3901
Email: cgcnl@protem.uct.ac
Website

3. PLACES OF SAFETY/FOSTER HOMES

 * ACVV BRIGHTLIGHTS
ACVV manages a drop in centre for destitute children in the Helderberg basin
Tel: 021 851 2414
Email: acvvbrightlight@telkomsa.net
Website

* HOME FROM HOME
Home from Home offer foster homes throughout the City
Tel: 021 761 1581
Website

 * IMMANUEL’S HAVEN
Immanuel’s Haven provides a place of protection and love, especially for abused, neglected, abandoned and hurt children
Tel: 021 200 0757
Email: info@immanuels-haven.org
Website

 * L’ABRIE DE DIEU
L’Abrie de Dieu is a place of refuge for physically, emotionally and sexually abused women and their children including pregnant women in crisis.
Tel: 021 883 2574
Website

* RAINBOW OF HOPE
Rainbow of Hope is a place of safety for abandoned and abused children
Tel: 021 591 6610
Email: rainbowhouse11@telkomsa.net
Website

 * ST FRNACIS OUTREACH TRUST
St Francis Outreach Trust offer foster home in Masiphumelele
Tel: 021 786 5487
Website

* TEREO PROJECT – SOMERSET WEST
Tereo Project offer a place of safety
Tel: 021 851 4005
Website

* UTHANDO LENKOSI – DIEP RIVER
UThando leKosi offer a place of safety
Tel: 021 713 4342
Website

* VILLGE CARE CENTRE – LAVENDER HILL
Village Care Centre offer a Safe House for emergency placements for children for up to 48 hours
Tel: 021 701 8840
Email: lynette@villagecc.co.za

4. CHILD PROTECTION/PREVENTION ORGANIZATIONS

* LIVNG HOPE
Living Hope Serves as an advocate for children in the communities in which it works. A priority of all staff , partners and volunteers is the protection, safety, well being and holistic development of children
Tel: 021 784 2800
Website

*BEAUTIFUL GATE
Beautiful Gate provide care and support to vulnerable children and families
TEl: 021 370 2500
Email: support@beautifulgate.org
Website

4.1 DISABILITY

* SINETHEMBA SPECIAL CARE
Sinethemba Special Care support rehabilitation for disabilities awareness support for families, social worker
Tel: 021 785 5389
Email: fhknw@telkomsa.net

4.2 FAMILY SUPPORT/FOSTER CARE

*ARISE CHLDRENS MINISTRIES IN HEIDEVELD
Arise Children’s Ministries promote and support and adoption and foster care for children without families and we provide quality support through community organisation partnerships.
Tel: 021 633 4320
Website

 4.3 HUMAN TRAFFICKING

*S-CAPE
S-Cape are a Human Trafficking prevention group who empower those most vulnerable for human trafficking with the knowledge and skills to protect themselves and their children
Email: miryam@justiceacts.org
Website

4.4 PORNOGRAPHY

* STANDING TOGETHER TO OPPOSE PORNOGRAPHY (S.T.O.P)
S.T.O.P  promotes a society in which children are nurtured in an environment of sound family values and in which women and children in particular are protected from sexual crime, sexual exploitation, abuse and violence in accordance with their constitutional rights
Tel: 021 715 3216
Fax: 086 696 008
Email: stop@stop.org.za
Website

*K9 WEB PROTECTION
K9 Web Protection is easy-to-use Parental Control and Internet filtering software that helps parents protect their children online
Download the free software and protect your children
Website

4.5 PREGNANCY

*HOPE 4 BABIES
Hope 4 Babies offer counselling intervention for women with unwanted pregnancies, support for new mothers, abandoned babies, 24 hour drop box
Tel: 076 116 5403
Email: counselling@kingofkings.org.za

*PREGNANCY HELPL CENTRE
Pregnancy Helpline Centre provides free pregnancy tests and counseling
Tel: 021 447 3630
Address: Jubilee Community Church, 21 Nelson Road, Observatory

4.6  PROSTITUTION

*STRAATWERK – PAROW HEADOFFICE
Straatwerk offer information and ministry concerning prostitution
Tel: 021 930 8055
Website

4.7 SUBSTANCE ABUSE

 *PARKWOOD CLINIC DRUG CENTRE
Parkwood Clinic Drug Centre offers counselling and rehabilitation for children abusing substances
Tel: 021 705 0103/4
Email: cindychessne.williams@capetown.gov.za

At our recent Partners Conference in Nashville, TN, John Thomas, our founder and current chairman of Living Hope presented a three part series called ‘God’s heart for the poor and needy’ for those who where not available to attend, we would like to share these sermons with you.  We should hopefully have the audio podcasts available soon.

Part 1: What did Jesus have to say about the poor and needy

Part 2: What do the Old Testament prophets say about the poor and the needy?

Part 3: Will you be a biblical Christian and a biblical church?

 

 

Living Hope recently hosted a community wide Open Day on the 29th of March at their Capri campus.  The day included a full kid zone with face painting, jumping castles, carnival games and more.  DJ Stan was streaming music throughout the day and food was available for purchase.

 Facepainting

Living Hope once again opened up the day to local schools for a poetry competition around the theme HOPE – A Thing With Feathers.  Students from Fish Hoek Primary, Marine Primary, The Rock Academy and Kommejtie Primary participated.  The poetry competition winners were:

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1st Place – Adara Aho Gr7 Kommejtie Primary
I’m locked on a tower,
I’ve lost the key,
I’ve lost all power
I’ve lost me.

On this tower y fears compiled,
I’ve forgotten my passion,
My heart gone mild,
I cant defeat the first pain,
Before the second’s half way of my tongue
The third strangles my throat,
The fourth compressing my lung
How can I fight your battle
When I’m losing my war
How can I carry your pain
When I’m buckling at the core
I’ve got my wings; I’ve got my feathers,
How far would I fall,
With all my tethers?
Yet hope comes in, despite my fears
“Please don’t worry, I’m always here”

It destroys my chains,
Sets me free
My hearts not tame
I am me.

It told me to soar
It’ll catch me every time
Fear the ground no more
Ill be fine

If I don’t date fly
Where will I be?
When I could reach the sky
And see all there is to see

Because hope is a things with feathers
Nothing holds it still
No chain, rope or tether
Would fight against His will

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2nd Place – Nicole Wicks Gr7 Fish Hoek Primary
Hope is an amazing feeling which keeps a lot of people striving,
It cant be seen or touched but we know its there,
When times are tough and there is not much light,
Hope is the one thing that will always shine bright.

Hope can make a difference,
Hope is a powerful feeling,
It can change the world if we all start believing,
Hope can be in many forms, many ideas and many feelings,

Everybody should have hope,
If everyone stands together hope will rise,
It will rise high and soar off a mountain side,
It can be in dreams, in thoughts, in plans.

Hope can be a graceful butterfly,
Flying across the green grass over a meadow,
Hope can be a dream catcher always reminding s to be one,
To not just stand there but to make a difference and have fun.

Finally hope can be a white dove,
Soaring, flying up high,
The dove perfectly represents hope, faith and peace,
Watching those white feathers pass by.

Never just stand there and wait for hope,
Be positive hope will come, it feels like a dream coming true,
Hope can never change the past,
But hope can definitely change the future for you.

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3rd Place – Holly Ringwood Gr6 Kommejie Primary
FIRE
A mound of ashes brushed aside to reveal a single, glowing coal
The fire has died down, but its not too late to re-ignite now that the flames are gone
A dingle breath of wind from wings of a passing bird igniting a small flame
Carefully butured and looked after, tongues of fire leap into the air
Trying to reach the wings that brought them life and gave them hope
A fire has been reborn and like a phoenix from a flame Hope arises

WIND
A single feather drifts towards the ground, then blown away by a gust of wind
Waem thermals of air lifting hearts and birds higher,
Gales determined of blowing them away
And like a swallow determined to fly through the oncoming winds
Hope is never blown away

WATER

Tears, rivers, oceans, seas, lakes and streams all forms of what we need the most in life.
Diving down to the bottom of the ocean and then re-surfacing as droplets of water sliding off feathers
Enduring storms out at sea nd days without nourishement
And no matter how wet a Gull can be
Hope is never dampened.

EARTH
A Sho cast across the earth and a watchful eye upon it too
Making its home in inhospitable places.
Mountains, tall trees and cliffs
So versatile, yet can all fit onto the earth’s surface.
Flying high enough to touch the clouds
And no matter how far away the eagle seems
Hope is never out of reach

And this to me is HOPE – A THING WITH FEATHERS …

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Living Hope is grateful to local vendors who donated prizes for the poetry competition winners.  A big thanks to Ratanga Theme Park, Long Beach Mall, Easy Dig Café and Michigan Spur Long Beach.

 

Living Hope wants to thank the youth of both Valley Christian Church and King of Kings Baptist Church for giving of their time to serve as car washers for the day.

 

The day offered opportunities to learn more about what Living Hope offers and what is happening in the communities with tours around our facilities.  Living Hope’s mobile health clinic was on site as well for free health screenings which included BMI, blood pressure and sugar tests.

 

Living Hope is a NGO that seeks to reach people for Christ, bringing hope and breaking the despair of poverty and disease.  Living Hope provides guidance in four ministries; Living Right, Living Care, Living Grace and Living Way – seeking to impact South Africa’s Southern Cape Peninsula with a holistic approach that works to support those both affected and infected by HIV and AIDS, and other chronic diseases – as well as several other contributing factors. For more information on Living Hope services near you, please contact our offices at 0217842800

Dear Friend of Living Hope,

 

Hundreds of dollars have been raised for Living Hope because some of you in the USA are just drinking better coffee every morning… or getting your church or office to drink better coffee.  It would be so easy for more of you to also just drink better coffee and have the hundreds turn into thousands for Living Hope.

 

The coffee is from our partner, Phoenix Community Coffee, and is a single-sourced Panamanian ranked in the top 1% in the world.  It is grown by mission minded growers who support missionaries in Panama and as you will remember, Phoenix Community Coffee was started by an Atlanta area church, The Phoenix Community of Atlanta. Our Chairman, John Thomas, announced this at the last Partner’s Conference and also encouraged the listeners on the Rick and Bubba radio show to order and drink the coffee the last time he was in the USA .

 

This month there has been some game changing news relating to the Living Hope coffee offering.  Their customers demanded and they have responded with FREE SHIPPING!  Now with the purchase of 3 bags from LivingHope.GreatCoffeeGreatCause.com shipping is ABSOLUTELY FREE and $3 per bag will come to Living Hope.  You get 3 bags of the best coffee, freshly roasted that week, and Living Hope will receive $9!

 

The best, and easiest, way to support us is to start a monthly subscription of 3 or more bags per month.  If your home or office is a pot a day kind of place you could easily go through 5 – 7 so 3 – 4 is easily managed in a home or office.

 

A subscription of 3 bags from LivingHope.GreatCoffeeGreatCause.com would give $9 per month to Living Hope.  That is $108 per year to Living Hope and you have done nothing different than upgrading the coffee you drink.

 

Please consider a subscription today for your home or office, or just order some pumpkin spice or another of their great offerings for your holiday parties or gifts.

 

They even have a donate button where you can just give directly to Living Hope if you are not a coffee drinker.

 

God bless you for your efforts on behalf of Living Hope and those we serve and for considering helping (or continuing to help) through your coffee choice.

It’s almost Spring and we’re looking forward to a beautiful summer. Living Hope is celebrating a Spring Open Day on Saturday, 7th September from 09:00 – 14:00 at our Living Hope Facility in Kommetjie Road Capri.

The day will be packed with fun activities for the whole family, such as carnival games, jumping castles, candy floss, popcorn, face painting, competitions, music and a live DJ. You can also take advantage of our Food Court that will have various fast foods for sale. A dedicated Kids Zone with adult supervision will give your kids the time of their lives.

Your family will also have the opportunity to participate in scheduled tours through our Health Care Centre and the rest of our facility to give you an overview of all the services Living Hope offers. A mobile clinic will be available for Blood Pressure Monitoring, Blood Sugar Testing, Body Mass Index, TB Screening, HIV testing and counseling.

Contact Mario at Events@Livinghope.Co.Za 073 279 9190
Spring-open-day

Will you become a MOMMA today?

Living Hope is excited to launch our new Ministry of Monthly Medical Angels (MOMMA) program! Right now our healthcare center is experiencing extreme financial challenges as we cope with funding changes. This ministry is vital to our mission and we are asking for your help. For only $45 a month you can become a MOMMA and help support this incredible ministry.

We hope to get 300 partners who are willing to become MOMMA’s and sign up for the next 12 months and beyond. To sign up to become a MOMMA click here.

Since Mother’s Day is this month, in May we will be highlighting all the angels who are a part of this ministry. Please watch and share with your friends the video below from John Thomas, Chairman and Founder of Living Hope.




 

The first annual Ride to Recovery took place on a beautiful Saturday. On November 17th, area bikers joined together at Food Love’s Market in Tokai where they rode a stunning 2 hour route around the peninsula. They viewed several Living Hope communities and finished the ride at Living Hope offices in Capri. The riders were treated to a light brunch, served by Living Grace staff and clients. All funds raised benefited Living Grace. Peter Lovick, General Manager of Living Grace, is an avid biker, especially for a great cause.