Hope Foundation Project – reaching out to R’fontein

NEWSPAPER ONLY — Barend Kotze praying for a woman in need.

Barend Kotze, 26, has had his own Non-Profit Organisation, Ekklesia Equipping Ministries (EEM) for the last 18 months, and now wants to reach out to the community of Randfontein.

Barend has worked for a church for seven years, and will be inaugurated as a pastor next year. He regularly travels to Zimbabwe and Mozambique, and is now leaving for Lesotho with his Hope Foundation Project.

“We are proud to announce our Hope Foundation Project. Our primary focus and goal through the Hope Foundation Project is simply to help as many hurting people as we possibly can, to reach out with a hand of hope to alleviate human suffering and help them grow in their faith in God,” said Barend.

“This will be done by reaching out to those who are vulnerable and neglected, and abused children, women and men. We want to provide the love and support that each person needs to reach their potential, enabling them to grow and develop into that healthy Godly lifestyle,” he added.

All these projects will be hands-on, and they will get to work with children, teenagers, young adults, and adults and even with the elderly.

The Hope Foundation Project will provide a place of care, encouragement and support to everyone on a spiritual, physical and emotional level so that they can carry their unexpected and untimely burdens more effectively.

At their community workshops, they will train women and men who are without formal employment and have little opportunity to get work in basic business and working skills so that they can provide for their families. The men will also be trained in woodwork, metalwork, building and construction, while the women will be trained in crocheting, sewing and beading.

The Project will be working with qualified local teachers to help children, teenagers, young adults and adults to learn to read and write, building them in education for a better tomorrow – for living the dream life!

The project’s core values are:

• Reach the vulnerable

• Rescue the victims

• Restore the survivors

• Love, liberate, lead and launch

Barend urged anybody from the community, including dentists, doctors, professionals, teachers and so on to join him, to empower the under-privileged so they can make a living on their own.

Donations of stationery, clothes, and non-perishable foods are also very welcome.

For more information, please contact 066 133 3359

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