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 […]

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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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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. […]

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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, […]

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We have become MNDENI

It was a hot Summer day in March when we walked up to what was serving as Sfiso and Lizzie’s house. It couldn’t have been hotter, though, than the week prior when their house burned to the ground in a fire. The only evidence left in the barrenness were a few charred pieces of wood […]

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Queen Ruth gets her Palace!

Can you imagine the feeling one must get to see construction start on a very new HOME? To go from nothing or from living in an unsuitable shack to a brand new HOME that keeps the rain out is no small thing. There’s a sense of joy and HOPE that wells up inside. Now can […]

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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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Backyard Miracles

We are just weeks away from the completion of our first house to be built in Dwaleni! We met 18-year old Busi in August and felt sure that God had put us together to build a home where a shack for four orphaned siblings stands now. We have been amazed at seeing Hope and Home […]

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Ending the Orphan Crisis as a Family

Three-year old Lifa has become a cherished and celebrated part of the Ten Thousand Homes family. Abandoned by his mother at 7-months old, Lifa was left under the care of a family from Mbonisweni by his biological father. Staff member, Kacy Chaffin began building a relationship with Lifa in March 2010 when she stayed with […]

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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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