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17 03, 2020

God in the Business: Slindile’s Story

2020-03-17T16:06:20+02:00Mar 17th, 2020|

  37-year-old businesswoman from Skhawini in Northern KZN, Slindile Gwala, shares her story of how CAST’s Local Economic Development programme has helped her develop her baking business and strengthen her relationship with God.  ‘’Before I joined CAST last year, I was not doing anything. I was not baking cakes, I was not making any hats, I didn’t have a qualification for skills. Basically, I did electrical training from level 1-4. I stayed home and applied for jobs but, [...]

9 12, 2019

#IAm a Child of God: Naledi’s story

2019-12-09T12:36:49+02:00Dec 9th, 2019|

One of the main aims of the CAST Ministry is to help those in our communities grow, develop and be a guiding light for others. One of these people is 15-year-old Naledi Dladla who shares her testimony about how her life has been transformed since joining CAST: My Name is Naledi Nthabiseng Dladla, I am 15 Years old and I am a Christian, a child of GOD. I live in the rural Appelsbosch Mission Area with my granny, [...]

9 09, 2019

Building Resilience in our Youth: Azriel’s Story

2019-09-09T16:43:50+02:00Sep 9th, 2019|

At CAST, we believe that resilience is key to being able to deal with life's challenges and bounce back from setbacks. In addition to our sport and discipleship programmes, we are excited to be running the Smart Moves Resilience programme as part of the national Life Orientation curriculum that will reach over 400 youth in our communities this year - many of whom have already shown great improvement in their level of engagement and participation at school. The [...]

2 09, 2019

A Light on the Path: Lynette Pather’s Story

2019-09-02T09:59:38+02:00Sep 2nd, 2019|

Lynette Pather is an experienced youth leader in the community of Phoenix in Durban, South Africa and has dedicated herself to helping the children and youth in her area through CAST’s Reading Intervention Programme for Grade 3s, and Life Skills Resilience Programme for Grade 7s. She first joined CAST as a volunteer in 2017 when a pastor from Cornerstone Community Church went door-to-door around the neighbourhood to speak to youth and Sunday School teachers about the programmes that [...]

26 08, 2019

Triumphant in Christ: Tryphina Mhlanzi’s Story

2019-08-26T15:29:16+02:00Aug 26th, 2019|

Since joining CAST four years ago, Tryphina Mhlanzi, affectionately known as “Mam’Njazi”, has brought life to CAST’s Food Parcel Ministry Days on her visits to our Community Centres in Mariannridge, Lamontville, Noodsberg and Chibini this past year with her passionate and upbeat leading of praise and worship. She is also a participant in CAST's Business Forum as well as a facilitator for the weekly support group at West City Fellowship, CAST’s partner church in Chesterville, which welcomes ladies [...]

19 08, 2019

Faith like [Sweet] Potatoes: Philisiwe Sithole’s Story

2019-08-19T16:56:41+02:00Aug 19th, 2019|

Married mother of two, Philisiwe Sithole, has big dreams for her gardening and recycling project at her home in Chesterville. “God gave me a passion for growing my own food,” she says. She and her family moved from Sherwood to Chesterville two years ago. Though challenged by limited space at her previous home, she explored container gardening using 2-litre plastic bottles and ‘grow bags’ to grow spinach and chillies. Now, Philisiwe makes use of cardboard materials such as [...]

13 09, 2018

Diversity in Prayer

2018-09-13T15:18:55+02:00Sep 13th, 2018|

September is Heritage Month in South Africa, and to celebrate the diversity of culture in our community, we would like to share the following prayer requests in the different languages we speak at CAST:   Swahili  Maombi ya kuwasilisha maombi kwa hatua mbili za usajili wa CAST Kenya zilizowasilishwa na Joe jana. Prayer for submission of applications for stage two of CAST Kenya registration submitted by Joe yesterday Ombeni kwa kambi ya wavulana: Pray for the boys’ camp- Viongozi kutumikia [...]

9 08, 2018

Empowering Women: Sidudla’s Story

2018-09-14T16:22:10+02:00Aug 9th, 2018|

7 The angel of the Lord found Hagar near a spring in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur. 8 And he said, “Hagar, slave of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?” “I’m running away from my mistress Sarai,” she answered. 9 Then the angel of the Lord told her, “Go back to your mistress and submit to her.” 10 The angel added, “I will increase your descendants so much that they will be too numerous to count.” 11 The [...]

10 11, 2017

Moving Beyond Charity: Making a Spiritual Impact

2018-09-14T16:25:14+02:00Nov 10th, 2017|

During the past month, CAST has witnessed tremendous spiritual growth in the lives of our participants, both through special events and regular programming. Holiday Clubs During the October school holidays, CAST had the opportunity to partner with two local churches, Joy Chapel Ministries in Mariannridge and Lamontville Baptist Church, to host holiday clubs in these areas.  The clubs provided a unique opportunity for CAST to assist the local church in providing a few days of fun, faith and [...]