To be a Prince and Princess

It was over a week of planning for the big event. Why? The words that come to mind are worth, hope, and value. At the first ever day camp hosted at University Village, our desire was that the theme of royalty would be woven through every detail of every activity so that these kids would know that they […]

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A HOME for Winnes

We walked the path up the mountain, arms loaded with blankets and hearts heavy with sadness at what took place there just a couple of weeks earlier. There wasn’t a dry eye around as Winnes’ auntie recounted the terrible events for us. It was a day like any other. Winnes was across the road at […]

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Sewing with the Thread of Hope

Anneke Price, TTH staff member, is pioneering SowSew, a project to build hope through providing a creative outlet and marketable skill for local community members. Gloria, a long-time friend to TTH, is thriving as she learns to sew alongside Anneke. Last week, hope broke through in a way we never expected. A ministry and passion […]

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Little Hands and Big Hearts

A friend recently shared a story with me about something special God was doing in her children’s lives as they learned about the work of Ten Thousand Homes. Her children, ages 5 and 8, were saving up their money for a certain item. Everything changed when they heard about the orphaned children Ten Thousand Homes […]

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Checking Our Perspectives

Terence Joseph is visiting Ten Thousand Homes with a team of young adults from around the world. He has been making a difference since his arrival in South Africa! “On our very first day of ministry, we went on a prayer walk through Mbonisweni in teams of two, plus a local church member. It was […]

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An Old Friend Becomes a New Creation!

Ten Thousand Homes staff member, Carla Shaw became friends quickly with Ncobile 2 ½ years ago after climbing up a mountainside to meet this single mom, who had just delivered a baby alone in her unfurnished shack. Carla and Ncobile have been pressing into God’s word together for the last two years. God’s word has […]

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Paving the Way for Miracles

As you read through the Gospels, you always see Jesus giving thanks to God before a miracle happens. Examples are when the multitudes were fed with a few loaves and fish, when Lazarus was raised from the dead, and before Jesus was crucified and then rose again. Giving thanks somehow prepares the way for God […]

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Sealing the Cracks

After seven months of learning, growing and adding one piece at a time, the Evangelical Reform Church in Mbonisweni has completed a masterpiece! Every month this year, TTH staff member Kacy Chaffin has taught the church about who they are in the Family of God. Kacy challenged them to know and believe in the health, […]

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Leaving a Trail of Grace

Former staff member, Keri Dodge left South Africa with a bang by hosting an end of the year worship night for the youth in Mbonisweni. Ten Thousand Homes has poured into this specific group of young people all year, believing that Hope and Home grows out of discipleship. We had a tremendous and Spirit-filled night […]

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Holding Nothing Back

The Sizinani Home-Based Care workers from Dwaleni are full of joy at the end of a year of selfless giving, generous loving and serving the poor, orphaned and vulnerable without pay. Ten Thousand Homes recently celebrated these special women with an appreciation luncheon at our property, University Village. TTH staff, community members and the volunteers […]

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Hope All Over Our Faces

The summer month of December is a time to break away from normal activity in South Africa. Schools are closed, leaving the communities filled with young people without supervision and unsure of how to use their time. The women at Ten Thousand Homes seized an opportunity to share with the young women in Mbonisweni their […]

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