PE church reaches out to poor community

People join hands around chairs that were built from pvc piping during a PE church outreach event.

This past weekend, a group of volunteers from the Cedar Branch Church –Sherwood/Kabega reached out to some 30 “under-privileged” families staying on  a plot near Greenbushes.

For a number of months the ladies of the church have been knitting warm woolen blankets for single and double beds as well as children’s blankets. Some of the men put together a project for the residents to build chairs from PVC piping (donated by Enviro Pools) and a strong pre-sewn seating material (donated by Canvas and Allied).

On Friday night the Jesus movie was shown on a big screen, and the Saturday morning and afternoon were filled with music, knitting, interaction and building of the chairs, which was great fun and showed the people’s abilities. The ladies had their hair done and received “pamper packs”.

After a boerewors braai was enjoyed for lunch, blankets and clothing were distributed along with gifts for the children. As people from the church began to make their way home, tears started flowing because of the great time and honouring that had taken place. The whole event was put together by Corne and Ulina van Niekerk of the church who were prompted by God to bless this group of people and to give them an experience of acceptance and bring restoration and respect back into their lives.

On Tuesday nights a discipling course is now being held to train the people in life skills and spiritual growth.