It was an exciting time for Helping Hands these past two months. We had some wonderful people from Forest Hill Church based in North Carolina, USA come and visit us; our farming program started by Martin and Jeanette Harder has been in full swing; we received another sponsorship in our Sponsor-A-Child Program; and we hired two lovely people to be the new caregivers in the boys’ home.
We look forward to the remaining two months of 2013!
Upcoming Event: Christmas In November
Helping Hands will have its Christmas Party this year on November 20, Wednesday, 2 – 4 pm at the ULOA Primary School near Monzi. There are 60 children (25 girls and 35 boys) whom we will sponsor for Christmas.
As in previous years, we will be preparing gifts for the children in the form of new sets of clothing and party packs, and will organize a Christmas braai party.
Forest Hill Visit
In September, our friends from Forest Hill Church (www.foresthill.org) of Charlotte, North Carolina, visited Helping Hands. Among our guests were Forest Hill’s senior pastor David Chadwick and his wife Marilynn, Johan Immelman and his wife June.
Forest Hill Church and some of its members are supporters of Helping Hands.
Farming At Helping Hands
The farming program started by Martin and Jeanette Harder of Missions4KZN has been in full swing since it began in August. Apart from the main garden plots where they planted corn and potatoes, the kids were given their own little garden plots to take care of. The kids continued to work hard in their gardens. Very soon, they will be harvesting the fruits of their hard work.
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New Caregivers At The Boys’ Home
In September, we welcomed Allen Dlamini and his wife Mamsi, and their three children to the Boys’ Home. They are the new caregivers at the home.
Muzi Biyela is the latest addition to our list of beneficiaries in our Sponsor-A-Child program. He arrived by himself at the Boys’ Home in 2011. Muzi is 11-years old and is currently in third grade at the ULOA Primary School.
Helping Hands’ Sponsor-A-Child project gives people who would like to help the opportunity to sponsor a child through a regular monthly donation of R250.00 per child.