Community Outreach Hall
by Lisa-Jo Baker 400 Lives Impacted South Africa
What if between changing the diapers, the laundry and the dishes a community of mothers around the world could change the future for a community ...
For three years every Sunday they've been gathering for church on this vacant piece of land. For church and holidays, trainings, workshops and community celebrations.
Out here in the dust and the dirt is where they gather.
Where they meet for trainings.
Where they sing and celebrate at church, receive gifts at Christmas, and congregate for meetings, trainings and workshops.
The community has received permission from the local tribal council and government to build a community center on this land.
a big community hall with a stage and space for rows and rows of chairs, microphones, bands and teachers.
Imagine a place that would provide shelter from the sun, the dirt and the dust to learn about HIV/AIDS, receive employment training, skills workshops and free clinics for a community whose gatherings and services usually look like this:
Instead the new hall (at 1,125 Square Meters big) would offer space for:
Young adult skills development training, even before the classrooms are constructed, including:
Health Education for the community
And then invite your family, your kids, your friends to join our virtual Valentine's Day celebration --
Click to tweet this or copy and paste it into Facebook below:
There is NOTHING ORDINARY about being a mom, especially to hundreds of kids who don't have one. #SurprisedByMotherhood → click to tweet
Won't you be brave and give as big as these grins? #SurprisedByMotherhood → click to tweet
Sometimes you change the world 1 carrot, 1 kid, 1 brick, 1 classroom, 1 mom at a time. #SurprisedByMotherhood → click to tweet
Love: is shelter, education, training & church services for 250 children & their caretakers. #SurprisedByMotherhood → click to tweet________________________________________
Made possible by a collaboration with Help One Now and local South African organizations Take Action and the James 1:27 Trust.
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