Behind the scenes at the After School Programs

  Smiling kids. Plates of food. Fun activities. All of these things paint the well-known picture of the After School Programs that we help facilitate in Clau Clau and Embonisweni. But providing a place where children feel safe, receive a nutritious meal, and have space to learn and grow starts long before they set foot […]

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Dreams Become Reality

In the beginning of Ten Thousand Homes, as I would imagine with any ambitious endeavor, there was a desire to “make today count.” As we jumped off the cliff, so to speak, we were living as though this was our only shot. It was great, and our passion for making an immediate difference grew. As […]

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Welcome HOME Mama Charity!

Mama Charity grew up in Mbonisweni, a township just outside of White River, South Africa. She was part of a large family and was labeled the black sheep of the family. Her parents drank, and her Mom would repeatedly lock her out of the house. They didn’t even welcome their own daughter into their home. […]

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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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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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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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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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Leading by Example

TTH staff member and local South African, Stanley Mbowane is passionate about discipling youth to rise up as the generation that will change Africa. As Stanley, other TTH staff, and teams from around the world pour into the youth group of Mbonisweni’s Evangelical Reform Church (ERC), the youth are growing in their confidence to impact […]

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Seeing Double: Twins Responding to Hope and Homes

Building a house for a mother and 14-year old twins, Samkelo and Bongani, this year created a platform for discipleship. Having a secure place to live planted seeds of Hope and Home in two young men who are already stepping up as leaders in their church. They are the only men responsible for caring for […]

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