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At 9am sharp, as part of their 67Minutes, the team from hans Grohe arrived with donations that just kept pouring in!! Groceries and more groceries!! Lush fleece blankets for each bed!! A four slice toaster!! We are so thankful to the Lord for opening this door of opportunity – what a lovely group of people who were interested in our residents and all that we do at New Life Center.
Ten minutes after they left, a team of lovely & lively ladies from Sarmie Mommiez arrived with gifts and donations, and love too! We started by chatting about New Life Center and the work here, and then they went on to do ‘Build a Pizza’ with our girls 🙂
Later, two precious women from Bellville South Methodist Church arrived with two boxes full of toiletries for us!! We had the wonderful opportunity to share about the ministry here with them. They also indicated they would be inviting New Life Center to speak at one of their functions in the future.
Twice in the course of the day, during the times of chatting about New Life Center, it soon became very meaningful as some of the teams shared their own personal journey of being in similar circumstances.
Once again, I just marvel at God and His provision, and His wonderful ways.
Jeanette McClure – House Parent
‘What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for that body, what good is that?’ – James 2:14-16
When I first came to the New Life Center, it was not what I had expected at all. I have been an independent person for many years so coming to a place with much, sometimes ‘annoying’ support was a massive adjustment for me. However, my time here has been a big eye opener to what it really means to be among people who truly have your best interests at heart.
I have had the pleasure of meeting women from all walks of life and backgrounds, from the little old ladies in church to the amazing social workers, to the girls in the house and our wonderful house mother. I have been told that everything in life has a reason and I believe this to be true. Although I had to make some very tough decisions during my stay here, I believe in my very soul that this has finally opened my eyes to see how much God loves me and that He has always been by my side. I believe that I was lead here for a purpose and that my stay here was to equip me with the faith. patience and humility to understand God’s plan for me. I may not fully understand what that plan is yet, but I now know that i am not alone anymore.
I have made some amazing friends during my time here that I hope will last for a long time after I leave. I finally am able to understand why this is called the New Life Center as it has given me the opportunity to begin again, to start a new life filled with love, hope for the future and an unwavering devotion to God. I will definitely be back soon, but only for a visit 🙂
Psalm 6:9 – “The Lord has heard my plea for help. The Lord receives my prayer.”