Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Judy Bothes (Missing Children SA), Monique Strydom (MAB) and Children Against Crime Group
Old and young tying ribbons to create awareness
his year saw the first Service of Hope and Blessing hosted in the Northern Suburbs. This was hosted in celebration of Child Protection Week and Day on 30 May 2010 by the Durbanville Branch of Vredelust Church.
It turned out to be a very special morning started by a performance of the well-known Kuyasa Kids Choir, followed by the Candle Sermon and special prayers. The first candle and prayer in honour of the children of South Africa was lit by Capt Ruselo (Kraaifontein FCS), the second candle for the protectors and officials was lit by Louise Koen and the third candle for the perpetrators was lit by Col Swart (Commander Durbanville SAPS).
The sermon delivered by Gary Kieswetter had all in tears when he shared how he survived an incident of abuse when he was a small child. The morning was ended off with great cupcakes and a party table for the kids (and adults!!!). All members was asked to tie a green ribbon in their area to make people aware of child protection.
Thank you to Vredelust Church for hosting this, to Gary for his special message, for SAPS and the other charities who attended. We hope to be here again next year!

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