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 [...]

5 09, 2013

Move Beyond Charity

2018-09-03T11:16:49+02:00Counselling, Education, Poverty Relief, The People, Uncategorized, Youth Development|

Many of you may have seen our new slogan floating around the social media realms and wondered what the inspiration behind it is. "Move Beyond Charity" is our way of expressing what the core beliefs behind our organisation are. We believe that extreme poverty can end, that mindsets can be changed, and that love is a necessity. We believe that changing the world requires more than just a handout, more than just charity; it requires action.... it requires [...]

15 08, 2013

Christmas Lovebox Drive.

2018-09-03T12:45:43+02:00Poverty Relief|

Hearts to Hands is holding a Christmas Love Box drive, where we aim to give 800+ underprivileged children in poor families a Christmas present. We invite “YOU” to take part in this exciting and fun project to make a difference and bring a smile to a poor and needy child’s face this year. How can you get involved? Bring a wrapped shoe box and fill it with presents per suggestions on the list below. Collect from us: · [...]

1 08, 2013

Hope of the World

2018-09-03T13:26:33+02:00Uncategorized|

Debbie and Ernie Calder, two of CAST's devoted volunteers, had a story and message for everyone this week. We feel moved to respond to the message Pastor John brought to the church under the heading “God in our Country”. John referred to Nehemiah returning to Jerusalem to build the city wall. This wall was important to the people. We also have walls to build in this country ...and bridges. Pastor John’s message also said “start representing and displaying [...]

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 [...]

3 06, 2013

Add Some Drama To The Mix

2018-09-04T11:05:45+02:00Education|

  For a number of years, CAST has been running an after-school homework club at Addington Primary School. Volunteers assist small groups of children with their homework and provide an alternative to spending the afternoon on the streets. Children are referred by their school teachers and a lot of them have severe learning problems. This year, one of our interns, Rebecca Benn, decided to add something extra to the Addington Primary Extra Curricular programme. As well as assisting [...]

20 05, 2013

Cleaning Up Lamontville.

2018-09-04T11:23:10+02:00Poverty Relief, The People|

Imagine getting a group of teenagers excited about having to pick up litter in their community for an entire afternoon. Schools and parents have been trying for years to make kids litter-conscious and, most of the time, their efforts are in vain. But, CAST’s area coordinator in Lamontville decided that he was going to tackle this task and rally up the troops from the Lamontville Baptist youth group to clean up an area of the community. “I wanted [...]

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