Here we are again with all the news of the month 😊 and we SO appreciate the fact that you are experiencing it with us! I must apologize for the lateness of it, but I was away last week and we continuously have to work around all this load shedding.

Our youth was treated to a workshop about future goals and how to prepare their CVs. Two of the boys already approached me today to do their CVs in order to apply for weekend and school holiday jobs. Teddy Bear Clinic also came and chatted with our kids at David House about sharing holiday programmes with them regarding child protection.

Speaking of holidays, nothing has been planned for our kids for Nelson Mandela Day thus far, which is rather sad! Before the pandemic, we regularly had companies planning activities with David House on this day!

Great news too, is that Johnson – our model that Figures Glenvista is sponsoring – is having a portfolio done which would enable him to do TV ads, etc. and he cannot wait for him to start this new phase of his life 😊

As always, there are quite a few people who have stood by us through thick and thin and deserve a profound and heartfelt “Thank you”.  One of them would be Mary Oppenheimer Daughters, via By Word of Mouth Caterers who regularly supply us with soups, meals and desserts. These items can then be shared with other NPO’s in our vicinity and is a HUGE blessing!!!

Some really exciting news is that Primedia Outdoor Advertising has offered to do digital billboards for us in Sandton, Bedfordview and Soweto – to name but a few.  We are planning to do a huge project around this and will inform you as we finalize the details.

We have children’s birthdays in August and would appreciate some participation in that respect. Please contact Ingrid, our Social Worker, at ingrid@resthavenministries for more details. In May, one of our children turned 15 and a wonderful woman, by the name of Michelle, couriered a tracksuit as a birthday gift! He absolutely loved it, and sent a heart-rending thank you note to her which brought her to tears!

That’s our news for the month of June! May God’s Face shine on each and every one of you!! Do keep well, stay warm and have a splendid weekend!

Warm regards,

Resthaven’s Fundraising Team