Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Children's angels see the face of God

Vuyani - Gang member - we never saw him smile once in the week he was with us. Life was just too hard.

This young boy joined us for a week of fun and fellowship at our Kids Week project held in the middle of Hillbrow - a part of Johannesburg city that is notorious for drug dealing, prostitutes, gangs, gun fights, murder, etc etc. 

One morning we witnessed the murder of a pedestrian who was walking past the church. He was randomly shot by a passer by. This was a normal occurance for the children who were with us.

These children learn from their environment. Rape, assault, abuse, etc. All part of their normal day. We offered them a safe place and showed them how to touch each other in a loving way, how to play like a child, how to be silly doing action songs, how to laugh, how to trust someone who used to be a stranger, and we showed them a little of what Jesus was to us. As much as they learnt from us as a team - we learnt so much more from them.

We as adults have such a responsibility to children especially those vulnerable ones - the Bible is very cautioning to us with this regard. I pray that you take the time to get to know a vulnerable child and show them the love of Christ.

“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven." Matthew 18:9


  1. Hi Noeline - they break your heart. But you guys are planting seeds, and soon God will send someone to water those seeds and they will either grow or sadly, the ground of some has been stomped too hard already. Trusting for those seeds to prosper in those hurt little people so they grow tall and strong in Christ! Great post and great encouragement for someone like me to step out of my comfort zone
    God bless

    1. I used your words about the seeds on different ground in commenting to another blog...you are sooooo wise..thank you

  2. Thank you for your comment. I encourage you to do what you say. It is so worth while. Hard but good.