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It’s a blessing to be a blessing to others – Part 2

A beautiful day… sun shining, wind blowing, flowers blooming, rolling green hills, battered roads, all leads to an area called Kwanzimakwe. After a beautiful service at Freedom Gate, it was time to head South for the afternoon with our Give a Child a Family Foster Care Team, Monica Nomlala, Hazel Nondumiso Gigaba Cele, and Nomvuyi…

It’s a blessing to be a blessing to others – Part 1

I traveled through the rolling hills of KZN today on my way to Celebane which is about 60 kilometres away, where we have a Foster Care Support Group.  Humble, beautiful people. The session started after everyone had arrived, with a song and a short devotion. So inspiring to see the Foster Parents and listen to…

The Triumphant Rise of Thandi Draai

Introduction… As I embark on this journey of healing and telling my story, there are many things that I do not remember. I realized that I had blocked out some of the horrible memories as they were just too painful, or I didn’t even realize that I had blocked them.  I have been told from…

Take a trip to GCF with Carl and Felicia

The Swedish pastor and evangelist Tomas Wallengren, has released a new book in his fictional series about the young couple,Carl and Felicia. This is the third book, called “The Darkness Carries the Light of the Stars” (“Mörkret bär stjärnornas ljus”). The couple is newly married and visits Give a Child a Family in South Africa…

A little miracle arrived at GCF…

This is not about how something like this happens. This is about a MIRACLE. This is about ALL GLORY TO GOD. This is about a warm heart, a grateful spirit, a bounce in your step, tears of joy and a big happy smile. Imagine: Born at 7 months, weighing 1.74 kg. Given Nevirapine to hopefully…

Unconditional love

Ayanda* was still small when he was placed in foster care. He struggled with several health issues from the very beginning. The foster dad worked nights, and sometimes after a shift he rushed the boy and the foster mom to the nearest hospital. He would be with them the whole day waiting for their turn,…

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