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Zandspruit Pastoral Support

Description:

As the Barn Church, we feel a responsibility to support the pastoral community around us. Throughout Covid-19 we have supported the Zandspruit pastoral community through feeding, providing clothing, and training. Due to the impact of Covid-19, most of the churches we normally support were unable to meet at this time and so these churches have been unable to support their own pastors. We have committed to training and equipping and feeding pastoral families, through this they have been able to continue to operate and minister to their own communities.


Ways to serve:

Practical Serving

Assist with clothing donations.


Assist with feeding pastoral families.


Assist with leadership and pastoral training.


Pray

Pray that the pastors will continue to be equipped and charged up to serve the people within their churches.


Practical requirements:

Household needs to the pastoral homes.


Who to contact:

For more information, please contact compassion@thebarn.co.za or sign up below

Tsholofelo Children's home

Description:

Tsholofelo is a children’s home supporting 6 children. The children’s ages range from 11 - 18 years of age. Tsholofelo operates as close to a normal family as possible under the circumstances, with a full-time House Mother staying with them in a normal residential house in Discovery, Roodepoort. There is an additional domestic staff that assists with domestic duties and shifts.


The children attend several different schools, due to their ages and complex educational gaps; this the contributes to cost and complexity of running the home. Tsholofelo is committed to supporting these children until they can become independent.


We are the 24/7 home for these children, hopefully providing for them everything they need to become adults who can contribute positively to the hope that is South Africa.


Ways to serve:

Practical Serving

Assist with the collection of pre-arranged food donations from grocery stores.


Assist with extramural and weekend fun activities.


Assist with homework.


Assist with upkeep and maintenance of the home.


Resource this ministry

The budget is R25,000.00 per month for day-to-day running expenses.


Pray

You can be part of the prayer support by signing up to pray specifically for this ministry.


Practical requirements:

Own transport to the home.


Who to contact:

For more information, please contact compassion@thebarn.co.za or sign up below

Associated Ministries

Hadassah

Description:

Hadassah is an outreach to the children, youth (300), and a small mothers’ group (20) located in Zandspruit. Its purpose is preaching and providing life support to the needy and those who don’t know Jesus. The mission provides assistance with feeding, education, and basic sanitation needs, through donations.


Its Vision is to teach, feed, love care, and grow the people of Zandspruit, physically and spiritually.


It operates via monthly visits to the site every third Sunday of the month for 3 hours from 8 until 11 am.


The ministry is one of making disciples of the less fortunate and monthly visits include feeding, teaching, and worship.


Ways to serve:

Practical Serving

We need between 10-20 people willing to serve in this ministry. People are required to minister to youth, children, and elderly. We need musicians and singers to lead worship; pastoral/spiritual support to disciple.


Resource this ministry

Hadassah has an annual budget of R20,000.00 for food and resources.


Discipling material for adults and children.


Reading books for children.


2 shipping containers to turn into a library.


A generator.


Pray

You can be part of the prayer support by signing up to pray specifically for this ministry.


Practical requirements:

Own transport to Zandspruit


Who to contact:

For more information please contact compassion@thebarn.co.za, or sign up below.



Oketsa (Zandspruit schools)

Description:

Oketsa is a ministry that meets on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays every week in Zandspruit between 2 pm and 5 pm. We help children with homework, exam prep, assignments, and general schoolwork. We have roughly 50 children per day. We also offer them a snack and juice, encourage them through prayer, and connect with them to support them beyond their school life into their home life.


Ways to serve:

Practical Serving

We need people that are able to commit weekly to assist with homework and schoolwork. We ideally need 6 people to serve in this ministry every day. If we have the resources, we would like to extend our times to include 2 Saturdays a month.


A small generator so that we can print on-site. We would love to support the greater community to print CVs, making copies, CV design, and online bookings, etc.


We need a small counter to be made in our container.


Resource this ministry

Monthly feeding and resource budget R4,000.00 per month.


We are trusting God to employ a staff member at R2,000.00 per month.


Pray

You can be a part of the prayer support by signing up to pray specifically for this ministry.


Practical requirements:

Own transport to the venue.


Who to contact:

For more information please contact compassion@thebarn.co.za, or visit our website