Tag: community upliftment

New PE City of Compassion’ group launches winter woollies drive and outreaches

A new Port Elizabeth inter-church, collaborative group called City of Compassion has launched a drive to collect blankets, winter woollies and Bibles for poor, homeless and unemployed people in the city. Group visionary, Patricia van Niekerk of the Salvation Army, Central, said she believes the Holy Spirit gave her the […]

PE bursary ministry removing obstacles for promising students

Seven young people in Port Elizabeth are thanking God for life-changing bursaries provided through the Kusaidiana Trust — a ministry that was birthed out of recognising the plight of inner-city residents who lack the funds to pursue their career dreams. “No words can explain how thankful I am for the generosity […]

‘Nelson Mandela Bay’s Nehemiah vision can be used to rebuild city walls anywhere in SA’

Trevor Jennings of Transformation Christian Network (TCN) outlines a practical, city-wide, model for community upliftment that is being pursued in Nelson Mandela Bay (PE/Uitenhage/Despatch). The highly-collaborative model, inspired by the biblical figure Nehemiah, can be applied in any town or city in South Africa, he says. Why is it that […]

Nelson Mandela Bay groups tackling poverty, unemployment together

Looking over the full hall at the poverty and unemployment workshop in the South End Museum last Thursday I realised there are many Christian churches and NPOs engaged in uplifting unemployed people in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro. This was further emphasised when those present mapped out their collective outreach […]