By Chriselda Mashaba
The Thembisa Central Homecell Led by Apostle Eric is in Thembisa today, giving food parcels to HIV orphaned children and to 20 random disadvantaged families in the township.
“We wanted to go beyond preaching on the pulpit and preaching to the community by putting to practice what we preach”, said the Apostle.
The Community Care Centre is home to 250 children between the ages of 0 to 19 years. It began in 1997 by taking care of HIV infection parents up 2003 when they decided to take care of the rising number of children left orphaned owing mostly to HIV deaths and other various reasons.
The founder, Mrs Grace Mthethwa said it extremely hard to run the orphanage since Govt is not funding for all kids.
“Running the orphanage is a challenge as most of the children are, regretfully, not funded by the Department of Social Development,” she said.
The homecell provided the kids with breakfast and will donate food packages to the Care Centre.
They will travel to 6 locations around Thembisa and hand over 20 food Parcels to disadvantaged families.
Still in the spirit of giving, they will continue by handing out 5 food Parcels to 5 needy members of their homecell to honour the phrase “love Begins at home”.
The kids were delighted when a brass band marched into their yard performing for them.
Mrs Mthethwa in her short speech, welcomed the Thembisa Central Homecell and expressed her appreciation to the team for listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit by visiting them.
The programme was still underway at the Care Centre at the time of publishing.
For more info please email Mrs Mthethwa at: gracemthetwa.gmail.com