The past couple of weeks we’ve posted stories of the impact of building a home. From the recipient to the builder to the donor to the entire community, everyone is impacted in some way. Jane’s house build brought together people from all over…from builders like Steve Bishop to children who pushed wheelbarrows to donors living […]Read More
How netball is creating belonging
Sports are a big deal in South Africa. Between soccer, rugby, netball, cricket, and a few others, most of the children in our programs at Clau Clau and Embonisweni love sports– following the season on TV, watching local community teams, and learning technique from a young age. The sport culture in South Africa is taken […]Read More
Amazing Freedom || Sarah’s story
Our Season of Service program is more than short-term volunteering. We think that each person who dedicates their time, money, and talents towards working alongside us doesn’t just have the opportunity to give. We hope there is something incredible and life-changing to gain. We are dedicated to creating an atmosphere of belonging for everyone who […]Read More
The head of her household by the time she was a teenager. Left without a model of a healthy family. Told by her teachers that she was stupid and unable to learn. And yet, she found HOPE. Everybody has a story. Although graphs and percentages make it easy to reduce people to a statistic, we […]Read More
A Bishop and his lads.
For the second year in a row our friend Steve, from YWAM Holmsted Manor in the UK, came for a visit and brought some friends. He simply put the word out that he was going to Africa to build a house and if you were keen..”meet me at the airport!” And we are very glad […]Read More
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. […]Read More
We Need Fathers and Francisco Is One
The day we walked into Francisco’s house his prayer was for more rooms to accommodate his grandkids. When their parents, Francisco’s children, died of AIDS, this tender hearted grandfather had no choice but to take them in, even though his small house lacked adequate space. The four of us prayed for Francisco that day. […]Read More
Keep Smiling Michael!
The house was big enough for the family but in no way safe for those living inside. Sometimes HOME is not about building from the ground up but ensuring the precious cargo inside is safe. That’s exactly what Michael and his family needed, a sense of security protecting them from rain and unwanted intruders. Frequently, […]Read More