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Registered as a Child & Youth Care Centre

The Hope in Christ mission was registered on the 27th November 2014 as a Child & Youth care centre with a registration capacity to be a home to 50 vulnerable children.

Reached our Full Capacity

Within 1 month of receiving our first child we have reached our full capacity for Shepherd house. We are currently busy planning to get house 2 & house 3 built as we have already turned 13 children away this month.

Projects Overlapping to get the Building Ready

We have had a busy July month with projects overlapping to get the building ready. House 1 : Electrical plugs & switches installed, floors were screed, all our ceramics & plumbing installed. Dining hall: halve the floors screed, main electrical supply installed, all our ceramics & plumbing installed. Main sewer line and water line completed.

Thanks to all our donors from July

Thank you Bridge church for the donation R16 208.00 towards costs for the electric fence

Thanks to ALS earthmoving for their donation of 12 hours TLB hire

Thank you to Superior bricks for a donation of 150 bricks.

Thank you to CTM for a donation of 8 toilets, 2 kitchen sinks, and 2 kitchen mixers valued @ R8603.60

Thank you to Johan from KFC for a double door fridge

Thanks to Rob Hoatson of Normandien farms for the donation of 19 pockets of 3.6m brandering for our ceiling.

Thank you to the Methodist for a donation of a microwave & TV.

Thank you Keith from Ngagane for clothes & toys

Thank you Del Nez plumbing for a donation of taps & wash trough valued @ R1700.00

Preparing to Build Again

July is an exciting month for us as we prepare to start building again. We have once again been blessed by a very generous donation of 4800 blocks from Newcor Trading and 10 ton building sand from Blocon. We also received a cash donation from Newcastle Rotary club and Why Not Africa to kick start the building of house 2 and house 3. Thank you Andrew Pienaar for making a beautiful tree bench for the children.

Plans Approved

All the documents required to get our plans approved has been submitted to town planning and a notice was placed in the local paper for 30 days. HIC also dug the trenches for the foundation for house 2 & house 3.

Thanks to all our donors for the month of August

Thanks to Charlie plant hire for the donation of 1 day TLB hire.

Thanks to Fednissan for sponsoring the costing for TLB hire of an additional 2 days.

Thanks to Japie & Rishi Nanan from Newcastle Architectural Technologists C.C for the donation of the Design, drawing fees & disbursements fees.

Baie dankie aan Ferrum Hoer skool vir hulle donasie van R2000.00 wat op Mandela dag by die onderwysers en kinders ingesamel was. Baie dankie aan NG drakens vallei vir hulle donasie van R1000.00

Thanks to Newcor Trading for a donation of 1000 solid maxi blocks.

Thanks to Jenny and Angus Brown for their donation of window frames, bath, basin, toilet & more

Thanks to Mr Beukes for his donation of a glass sliding door, printer, clothes & odds and ends

Phase 2 Started

On the weekend of the 27th April2012-30th April2012 we started Phase 2 of the building project, this weekend we successfully laid the foundations and floor slabs for house 1 and the Dining hall with the assistance of an amazing group of people from Why Not Africa and the family of the Hope in Christ mission.

Thanks to ALS earthmoving company for their continues donation of a TLB, without your assistance we would not have successfully completed our work party weekend.
Thanks to Sholoza Engineering Projects for their donation of R100 000.00
Thanks to Newcor Trading for their donation of 1000 Blocks
Thank you to Rob Hoatson for his donation of a storage container & water pump
Thanks to Patterson B&B for the accommodation for the volunteers (thanks Gert you´re a star)
Thanks to Adele from Ithemba security for the security guard this weekend

Phase 1 Completed

Hope in Christ completed phase 1 of the building project(picture attached).

Thanks to Air Products for their donation of R5 000.00

Our First of many Movie Nights

We had our first of many movie nights at HIC, thank you to Sean Malherbe for the projector screen. Hope in Christ received a visit from the DJ’s from Gagasi FM radio station whom donated 10 single beds for the new houses. Bridge Church held a lunch box Sunday and we were able to provide school lunches for 13 children for two months.

Our first Christmas function

Our first Christmas function Hosted and planned by the Newcastle Lions club. Thank you Spur for the delicious supper & Thank you Lions club members for the gifts and treats. And a big thank you to Marie & Andre Kotze for the beautiful function. Our children were also treated for their First 3D movie we want to Thank you Victoria cinema for making this happen. and for the Christmas gifts and the movie treats. A delicious chip roll was also sponsored by “Jimmys killer Fish & chips” for lunch. Thank you Triathlon cycles and Craig Petersen for the donation of bikes. Thank you to Hellen for the donation of groceries and The Tyre People for collecting and delivering our food parcels, donated by the ECR toy story.

Our Donors from October

Thanks to all our donors from October

  • Thank you to Redcap foundation for an R3000.00 gift voucher for cutlery & crockery
  • Thanks to Rob Hoatson of Normandien farms for the donation of 36 x 3.6m brandering for our ceiling
  • Thank you Carol for donation toys & R200.00
  • Thank you to Jacques for a tumble dryer
  • Thank you to Kim Hoatson for a donation of 1 set curtains, 1 Blind, Bicycles & toys