After experiencing a full ministry tour on their first ministry morning, their first serving opportunity was at the Drakenstein Food Center...home of our Community Nutrition ministry. There they were blessed to learn all about rusk baking and participated in packaging dozens of rusks, knowing that they would later be consumed by patients in one of our local hospitals. They also had the opportunity to clean and prepare some of the fresh vegetables that are donated by local farmers. These veggies help to boost the nutritional value in some of the meals that we prepare for distribution throughout our various food distribution sites.
Later that afternoon, they spent time at Tiffany's Community Care Center where they joined right in with serving soup to the local community members through our daily Family Feeding Program. They finished each of their ministry days at Bowy House...home of our Community Health ministry. There they assisted the Caregivers by playing with the kids in the play yard while bath time took place, as well as assisting the children during their dinner time.On their departing day, they shared that one of the highlights of their ministry time was being able to do home visits with two of our Tiffany's Community Care Center community workers. This opportunity really brought their 'serving efforts' from their hands to their hearts as they listened to stories of community member's life struggles. They were further blessed to be able to pray with them right there in their own homes. Genevieve shared that "what I saw and experienced in Paarl showed us a true vision of the modern day Acts community, and I thank God for showing me a little bit of heaven on earth."
Laureen, Genevieve and Christine...we thank you for sharing your tender, selfless hearts with us. We were all blessed by your visit!
The Fellowship of the Believers (Acts 2) 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.