We at Radio CSA (https://radiocsa.co.za/) had the privilege of conducting an interview with David May from Life Community Services. As we all know, the Corona Virus pandemic has had a lot of impact on many businesses and organisations, including Life Community Services. Changes had to be made and the challenges called for adjustments in how to meet the need of the community as well.
LIFE Community Services is a Christian NGO working to confront the dilemmas and crisis facing impoverished children in South Africa today. We work primarily in the Garden Route city of George.
How did we handle the challenges these last few months?
Due to Corona and the lockdown in South Africa, Life Community had to modify what we do to accomplish our objectives of reaching the children. There was no immediate plan, as all our centres were closed and our staff were not allowed out unless they were deemed an essential service. The only permits we could get as an NPO was for our two drivers. Our initial plan was to ask volunteers to make sandwiches in their homes, which were then collected by the drivers and taken to the communities to feed the children at the different stations. This operation grew from feeding on average 100 – 150 children daily in the first week of lockdown, to now feeding approximately 1500 children daily at 11 different food stations. At each lockdown level, we have had to require permits from the local municipality to operate. However, God has been faithful, we have seen the incredible generosity of the many, who have donated finances, food and prayers to support us. We salute and thank each one of the many! We are stronger together.
Our way forward?
Life will continue to live and be a bright shining light of hope to the community. Our Life Team, staff, are committed to impacting and making a difference in George and our country.
So I invite you as individuals, families, churches, businesses and corporates to stand in the gap with us, to continue to live. We are stronger together!
This is our commitment to you.
We at Life will continue to –
- Laugh loudly
- Work diligently
- Speak honestly
- Encourage lovingly
- Pray constantly
- Give generously
- Forgive graciously
- Serve cheerfully
- Worship joyfully
All because of Jesus and the Life He has given to us.
WE ARE LIVING AT LIFE.
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