30 10, 2013

One Step Further.

2018-08-31T13:18:42+02:00Business Development, Uncategorized|

Themba Dlamini, one of the great success stories to emerge out of CAST's business development programme, has taken his car-wash business to the next level. With dreams of expansion, Themba set out with a mission to purchase a container for his business. This would allow him to have a spaza shop running alongside his carwash so that while customers were waiting, they could hang out, purchase food and drinks and socialise with one another. Last weekend, the passionate [...]

1 10, 2013

Brighten Up Kwadabeka

2018-09-03T09:47:15+02:00Poverty Relief, The People|

  On Tuesday, the 24th September, 100 members of Westville Baptist Church along with 120 members of the Kwadabeka community, came together in a beautiful portrayal of Heritage Day. An initiative powered by CAST- a social outreach non-profit- and Westville Baptist, “Brighten up Kwadabeka” was a day aimed at painting, fixing, cleaning and repairing Sithokozile Secondary School, handing out food parcels and making home visits to the food parcel recipients of the community, and running a children’s programme [...]

25 07, 2013

More Than a Ball and a Hoop.

2018-09-03T14:31:00+02:00Youth Development|

KwaDabeka Sports Day. Getting the youth more involved in the church was a vision for KwaDabeka Baptist this year and it seems the vision is becoming a reality. To commemorate June 16th, Youth Day, CAST coordinator, Lungelo, organised for a Sports Event to be held at the church – an opportunity for the youth to socialise and enjoy their community beyond the weekly Friday night meetings. The KwaDabeka sports teams were joined by teams from Isaiah House Church [...]

16 07, 2013

Transforming A City.

2013-07-16T07:21:24+02:00Poverty Relief, The People|

“The Street Ministry can be challenging and even distressing at times but victories like Mary’s* make it all so worthwhile knowing that God is omnipresent in our endeavors and is busy changing lives for the better and giving His people hope and a future”. When the team met Mary at The Nest shelter in Durban Central, she was in a bad way. Suffering from epilepsy and on constant medication, she came across very judgmental and self-centered. She had [...]

4 07, 2013

The Love of a Child

2018-09-04T10:19:15+02:00Education, The People, Youth Development|

Imagine walking into a school and having the most beautiful children in Durban come running towards you and jumping into your arms even though they have never met you before in their life. Well, that’s exactly what Addington Primary Holiday Club is like. Within mere minutes you will have one or two children adopting you for the week: wanting to play catches with you; giving you an endless supply of hugs; playing with your hair; sitting on your [...]

26 06, 2013

The Ripple Effect.

2013-06-26T13:52:43+02:00Counselling, The People, Uncategorized|

It’s a one night commitment a week...but it could change a life for eternity. About one and a half years ago, the CAST Street Ministry Team met a man named Johan at one of their weekly visits to The Nest shelter in Durban Central. Many of the team warmed to Johan’s friendly nature and dry sense of humour and over time he became a good friend to the team. He had not had contact with his family for [...]

14 05, 2013

What if God was one of us?

2018-09-04T11:51:24+02:00The People, Uncategorized|

( IMAGE BY RICHARD BOLLAND) When it comes to loving the poor, I feel that I, along with many other Christians still have not got it right. Actually, we suck. Raise your hand if you feel good when you give some spare change to the boy who comes up to your car window at the intersection. I know I do. This is because I have learned to become satisfied with those "saintly" actions, they have become enough for [...]

11 04, 2013

Unlimited Generation

2013-04-11T12:29:51+02:00The People|

The energy and excitement in the room was tangible as the CAST staff arrived at the launch night of KwaDabeka Baptist’s youth group, Unlimited Generation. About fifty young guys and girls ranging from 12 years old to 18 years old poured into the church, ready for a night of good food, worship and fellowship. First up was a special prayer that was recited by two young ladies from the youth group followed by an acapella performance by the [...]

11 03, 2013

Have an Eternal Impact.

2013-03-11T09:40:40+02:00Poverty Relief, The People|

Every Tuesday night, Cheryl Robbins walked the streets of Durban with the rest of our Street Ministry team, eager to see the four young boys who had captured her heart. One of them, Maxwell, would run up to her with his arms outstretched, shouting, “Mom!” That’s what happens during street ministry. Relationships and bonds are formed. Why would a young, black street child regard a white woman, whom he sees once a week, as a motherly figure? It’s [...]

27 02, 2013

Believing In Your Dreams.

2013-02-27T12:01:40+02:00Business Development, The People|

“I decided taking photos would be a good business. I enjoyed it so much”. Every kid has a dream. All it took was a camera at his matric dance to get 18 year old Andile Gumbi to start dreaming. He had often told friends in the Kwadabeka community that he wanted to be a businessman one day, but was never quite sure of what he wanted to do. Then, on the night of his dance, as he was [...]

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