During 2014 Centurion Christian School was involved in various outreaches in our community. Matthew 10:8 says: “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.” This is truly the heart behind our outreach program.
Rusoord Old Age Home
The Elijah Learning Centre annually blesses the elderly with a visit. They treat them to tea and some delicious eats and entertain them with a few songs. The most important however, is the time they spend talking and sharing with each person.
The project entails recycling bread tags in return for wheelchairs. Each 1million bread tags, or 270kg, now equals 4 wheelchairs.
Open Doors Ministry
Christians all over the word are being persecuted for their faith. We are helping to provide for them by sending encouraging letters to the families in foreign countries as well as by collecting small change from our students and then giving it to them. This brown money collection is done by means of Leonardo the Lamb money boxes.
Tshwane Place of Safety
The objectives of the Haven are:
- To provide a support structure to Tshwane Place of Safety Association with regards to sick children
- To provide a secure home environment for children with medical problems
- To provide specialist care to babies and toddlers with medical problems
- To liaise with doctors, clinics and specialists on specific problems of babies and toddlers placed in the Haven
- To provide an overnight shelter facility for the SAP until these children can be placed with other Place of Safety parents
The Haven is geared to cater for twelve to fifteen children, five toddlers and nine babies. The type of children that can be accommodated are severely malnourished children, HIV+ with other
problems, TB with other problems, down syndrome, abused and premature babies as well as children with heart and lung problems.
The community of Centurion Christian School was blessed to host an Angels Cele-bration High-Tea on 12 April 2014.
This memorable occasion was filled with fun, laughter, wisdom, song and inspiration. Guests were invited to bring the “Angel in their Daily Life” for tea. Guest Speaker, Elzien Lolette van der Merwe (Mrs Feed a Child 2013 and Mrs Photogenic Afica 2013), inspired everyone with her testimony of an
Angel. Other Speakers included Jaco Horn (Annique Day Spa), Bennie Keen (C.Y.T.T Coaching) and Crossfire delighted the guests with song and praise.
The highlight of the event was when Angel Dennis Lloyd, well-known Designer of Pretoria, sponsored a fabulous Matric Farewell Dress for a lucky lady! The winner of this awesome prize, Eloise Boshoff, a Grade 12 student of Centurion Christian School, was overwhelmed with amazement. She was also surprised by Madeleine Pretorius (The Make-up Worx), Elsie (Salon Elsie) and Louise (hair Divine) who sponsored make-up, nails and hair for her big evening on 19 September 2014. Elzien Lolette vd Merwe sponsored a confidence work shop for Eloise and personally trained her.
On 13 November, CCS hosted their annual Grandparents’ Day.
All grandparents were invited to attend a fun morning where we spoiled them with some eats, gave away prizes for the oldest grandparent, the grandparent with the most grand children, etc.
and then treated them to a show, put on by each Learning Centre.
Planting a tree, painting T-shirts and decorating cookies for our outreaches and then spending the day celebrating the start of Spring.
The Mooiplaas Informal Settlement just south of Centurion calls a rubbish dump their home and their means of survival. CCS became involved in the community by supporting the crèche.
This year we visited them again and focussed on spending time with the staff and children.
In 2013 CCS blessed the crèche in Mooiplaas with this wendy so that they no longer had to do their community projects in the wind and rain.
Community Projects include vegetable gardens, articles that can be sold, etc.
Feed-a-child is a Registered Section 21, Non-Profit Organisation and a Public Organisation (Section 18A). It is the primary mission of Feed-a-Child to provide a nourishing meal to children who through circumstances beyond their control, are found to be below the poverty line.
Tins for small change. This is another ongoing project our school is involved in. We collect money in special money tins which are placed in each Learning Centre.
Mobile Veggie gardens. We also support their Feed-a-Child shop by collecting whatever our parents do not use and donating it to the shop to be sold.
On Mandela Day, 18 July 2014, Feed-a-Child invited 3 000 children from Centurion's underprivileged communities to attend the event. The aim was to get as many local restaurants or delis as possible involved extending a hand by sponsoring meals for the children.
Each child also received a sustainable mobile vegetable garden kit, a t-shirt and some other goodies; and there was an array of entertainment for the children to make the event memorable for them. CCS partnered with them to collect the more than 3000 cool drink bottles and 12,000 toilet roll inners to make the mobile vegetable gardens.
After this event each child then planted and cared for a mobile garden in the Learning Centres which was then distributed to the projects hosted by Feed-a-Child.
Most children have pets, but not all are trained on how to manage their pets. The SPCA again visited the school to teach the children how pets should be handled, fed, washed, etc. In return we provided them with bags of dog and cat food.
Themba Community Church Outreach
Doornkloof Farm is situated in Middelrus, Kwazulu Natal (Mooi River area). On this farm there is a rela-tively young congrega-tion as well as two neighbouring schools.
CCS would like to start a sustainable outreach program to this community that can grow in the future. A group of students and staff visited the farm and spread the gospel by means of showing the Jesus
Movie in Zulu at different venues for different age groups, they entertained the school children and even played a few soccer games.
A hotdog meal was a tremendous blessing to the kids. They also did some much needed repairs to the school buildings.
Outreach is not only done in our community. We also include outreaches within the CCS family. These events are aimed at blessing our parents, grandparents, family members, etc.
A day of fun and games where our students showed off their talents and entrepreneurial skills.
How can you be involved?
Parents often think that there is nowhere for them to be involved in our outreach program as they work full day. You can however make a difference in the following ways:
- join our Prayer Worriers and receive all the prayer request so that you can pray while driving to work or having a break over coffee
- assist with any of our outreaches during the year by contributing financially, with your expertise, with contact info for people who may be able to assist or who would like to be involved, etc.
- become part of any fundraising events aimed at raising funds for our outreaches
- • financial contributions to our Rapha and Bursary Funds
CCS is a Non Profit Organisation and we can provide parents with a tax deduction certificate for donations.
For more information on any of the programs please contact Pastor Elicia at school or via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)