On behalf of Isiphephelo, both children and staff, we would like to thank the local Winton community and all our overseas friends for their support of the place of safety throughout 2015. Thank you in particular to those of you who brought Christmas gifts and for making Christmas a very special time for our children (despite having an outbreak of mumps).
We admitted 28 new children during 2015, of these children 9 were able to be re-united with family members, 8 were placed in children’s homes and 11 are still with us as we start 2016. 2015 was an awesome year, full of God’s grace and provision, we continue to learn so much as we grow together as a team and care for the children placed in our care.
There are so many people to thank, people that make our work possible: our loyal staff, volunteers and board members, SAPS, the Winterton Community who help us in so many ways from grass cutting, homework support, sorting and packing clothes, Sunday school lessons to donations of food and clothing. Thank you, we really do appreciate everything you do, however big or small.
Over the past year we have seen children grow and mature, we have seen their personalities develop, we have laughed, we have cried , we have loved and we have being loved and we look forward to 2016 with anticipation of what God has in store for us next ..