We are so grateful that we could assist our partner, Worship Centre Church in Umbilo, to establish a sewing group training project, training unemployed women, and using clothing donated to CAST to generate an income. This church serves a broad community of refugees from African countries and seeks to help the women to become economically-empowered.
Pastor Strydom Msomi, who ministers at our partner Kwandengezi Local Church, suffered terrible damage to his home from the flooding in April this year, almost losing his son. Thankfully, we have been able to assist him in rebuilding to keep his family safe and secure
Thab'sile Miya, a member of our partner KwaDabeka Baptist Church , has regained her freedom and independence to live in her own space since CAST was able to assist in renovating her home this year. Having lost her full-time job during the pandemic, she has since found a new occupation serving at the church, and worships God whole-heartedly.
What a blessing to be able to equip our partner Melitha Baptist Church, Lamontville to assist in renovating Nonhlanhla's home with much-needed repairs. This has made a world of difference for this family. Help us reach more families in need of immediate relief that will improve their living conditions and empower them to go further.
Our community facilitator for our partners, Redeemed Baptist Family Church (Noodsberg) and Chibini Baptist Church in northern rural KZN, had the amazing opportunity to attend Farming God’s Way training in Port Elizabeth to learn more and upskill the farmers in his communities, and was specially chosen to provide narration in isiZulu for the Farming God's Way training videos. We praise God for working through us to serve others
We are so proud of the leaders from our partner church in Mariannridge (outer-west Durban), Kingdom Connect Ministries who have successfully implemented the Sinoxolo Trauma Counselling programme at our CAST Community Centre in the area. This community is sadly plagued by substance abuse, violence, and joblessness which has worsened since the pandemic and recent devastation in KZN. Thanks again to The Warehouse for developing this course that equips us to help others heal
THANK YOU all for making our CAST Christmas Market a great event despite the bad weather We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! The funds we raised will go towards empowering our church partners to help their communities in KZN. Read more about our highlights from the day in the Highway Mail newspaper and watch this space for our next market announcement!
Today we share the stories of two families in Noodsberg, rural Northern KZN, who desperately needed help to rebuild their homes. We are so grateful for our long-time partner, Redeemed Baptist Family Church as they continue to journey with them.
"Tears may flow in the night, but joy comes in the morning." Psalm 30: 5 What a blessing to assist families who lost their homes in the April floods now moving out of the community halls into their own spaces