Volunteer of the Week – Zanele Kekana

Zanele Kekana

 

As a full time student, Zanele has a pretty full schedule but still finds time to come and volunteer at The Storehouse. She is living proof that anyone can get involved and spread the good news and do the good work!

She had the following to say about her experience with us

Why do I serve at the storehouse?

I’m a full-time accounting student and responded to a call for help in the church announcements.

Right from the start, I really enjoyed volunteering my time and ability in this capacity.

I serve at The Storehouse because of the time, strength, knowledge, joy and love that the Lord has given me to go there and serve. It is all about Him, serving Him and helping The Storehouse and its volunteers live out their calling.

Whatever bit of time you have available, you can help too.

Join Zanele and be the change, get involved!

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Volunteer of the Week – Lena Katenda

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Lena and her two little angels

Lena has been serving at the Storehouse  for the past 4 years and is also responsible for our blog articles, she is passionate about helping others and carrying out the will of God. Her two children, Serene and  Ezra also come and help out when Lena volunteers.

Lena shares how she feels about life, helping others and her experience at The Storehouse.

A wife, mom, craftster and wordsmith… I live with a deep sense of responsibility, a commitment towards the call on my life and with a desire to be an active carrier of His peace wherever I go.

I love serving at the Storehouse, because I know the amazing impact the ministry is making not just in the city and its surrounds but even beyond our borders.

To give clothing to those who need it, fulfills one of the most basic things Jesus asks of His followers.
It’s a privilege to serve in the process of practically fulfilling this instruction.

It is helping our congregation and all who donate to The Storehouse to receive their “Well done” from the Master.

Join Lena in spreading the Word through action, get involved!

 

Volunteer of the Week – Yuzana Tin

You may recognize Yuzana, working hard, from the photos we posted of the “Lighting the Darkness” event. She has always been an exceptional volunteer and we love the what she brings to the team!

Yuzana wrote a few words on how she feels about volunteering at The Storehouse:

I wanted to volunteer at the church, but it was difficult for me to find the time. Through God’s grace, I found that I was able to help at The Storehouse.

There I met many friendly people, and I am glad to be working with God’s people for His purpose.

Do you feel the call to be the change? Don’t hesitate, get involved!

Fill in your name and email in the form below to volunteer:

The Shoebox Project: Thank you!

Thanks to the generous donations of GVSC, Heartfelt Family Church, Dischem, 28E Capital, Tomorrow’s People School, Click CRM and many private individuals, the Westfort community’s children were blessed with a Shoebox gift on Sunday 4 December at the Heartfelt Family Church.

Your generosity has placed stars in the eyes of 155 children.  Many of them have received a toothbrush for the first time in their lives!

This is what the Shoeboxes we made, with your help, looked like:

 

Thank you to everyone who helped put the Shoeboxes together, there was a lot of love put into this project and it shows in their smiles!

 

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Below are a few pictures of these precious gifts from God receiving their gifts:

Volunteer of the Week – Eleanor Burton

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Eleanor Burton wrote us to tell us her amazing story, so she requires no introduction.

Just a heartfelt thank-you from The Storehouse team!

My family and I moved to Pretoria from the UK in 2015. Where we lived in South Wales, I ran my own podiatry practice, but my husband’s job involved an increasing amount of travel to Southern African countries so we decided to take the plunge and move us all to South Africa for a few years.

It was a big decision to give up my practice and I wanted something equally rewarding to replace it during our stay here.

Having previously done volunteer work in Russia some 16 years ago, I decided to explore the options of volunteering again.

I found The Storehouse website during an online search of volunteer organisations in Pretoria and I immediately realised that it was well run and had become part of an established support network for many non-profit centres in the surrounding areas.

I find the other volunteers to be very friendly and welcoming and especially so, when I brought my daughter along to help out too. Its inspiring to see the enthusiasm and commitment of everyone involved and it is a pleasure to be part of such a worthwhile organisation.

I see The Storehouse as a way for me to get involved locally, to also help the wider community and ultimately, to say thank you for the privilege of living in this wonderful country.

 

You are valuable and you can also help those in need. Be the change, get involved!

Fill in your name and email in the form below to volunteer: