Today, we join an organization in Cape Town called Open Doors, and celebrated all of the families we provided beds for during this past week. As the women completed a parenting class and continue meeting in support groups through the services of Open Doors, they received the gift of bed(s), beddings, mattress and Bible for their children.
Over the past week, we have been in the homes of these families and have gotten to know the children as well. Today, they came together for us to celebrate their success and to encourage and affirm them.
I was amazed to hear some of the women speak so passionately about what they had learned through Open Doors, how grateful they were for the beds (and what it meant to their children), and how much they wanted others in their community to be empowered as well! I can clearly see the foundation that has been laid as this first class has graduated and the revisions are being made to begin a 2nd class. God is clearly at work, and with the partnerships between Living Hope, Open Doors, and Sweet Sleep, transformation in these poverty stricken communities is beginning to take root!
"For I know the plans I have for you', declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." -Jeremiah 29:11