12 November 2015
Christmas 2015 @ Towers!
It’s that time of year again! A time when we prepare to celebrate the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ into our world! For many of us it’s a time of happiness, joy, celebrations and spending quality time with loved-ones. But for those surviving on the margins of society, it’s often a time of sadness and heartache... a time struggling to understand how the God who’s so good to others, seemingly doesn’t care for them...
Therefore we at Towers of Hope, together with our friends and volunteers has for the last couple of years left no stone unturned to remind those in need that Christmas is a time when we celebrate the Saviour who became one of us for us! (cf. Flp 1:6-7). In the 1950 woodcutting by Fritz Eichenberg, “Christ of the Breadlines” (see picture above) we see the unconditional love of Jesus for broken, smelly, ignorant human beings. Jesus became one of us! He has wholly associated Himself with us, especially those on the margins of society. He knows every worry, trouble, and heart-ache. He has paid for it by his blood. He has taken it onto Himself... And we, as his followers, cannot but follow Him in this...
We thus invite you to again this year to partner with us in our annual hosting of a special Christmas meal on Christmasday for those who need to be reminded of the Saviour who became one of us for us! We need volunteers who are willing to prepare the food and prepare the meal beforehand, as well as assistance to serve the meal (last year we served 380 meals!). Or you could assist us either financially or contributing some of the food we would need to prepare the meal.
* Stewing meat (50 kg) * Potatoes (30 kg) * Carrots (15 kg) * Pumpkin (30 kg) * Onions (10 kg) * Tomatoes (100) * Spinach (15 kg) * Rice (10 kg) * Cheese (30 kg) * Oil (20 litres) * Spices & mixed herbs * Soup powders * Cooldrink (60 litres) * Variety of sweets (to be packed in 400 packets) * 400 polystyrene cups * 400 polystyrene plates * 400 plastic spoons, forks, knives * 10x 5 litres vanilja ice-cream * Deoderants, hand-soap, washing cloths, toothpaste, toothbrushes, toiletpaper (to be packed in 400 gift bags)
If you can assist us in any way what-so-ever, please contact Neels Meyer (076 930 2046 / firstname.lastname@example.org / 051 430 4274) or Kirna Hellmuth (079 885 3205 / email@example.com)
Thank you for taking hands with us!
De la Harpe V le Roux