Many of us think that only “grown-ups” can do things of great significance. But we forget the young boy David, slayer of Goliath, and the child Samuel, who heard God’s voice or the youngster who gave up his fish and bread so that Jesus could feed 5000 adults.
God has a plan for each new born and each young child. Sadly, many of our nation’s children are abused or neglected, left without anyone to nurture or protect them. Thoughts of doing “great things” are far from their minds. Yet Psalms says that “You (O lord ) have taught the little children to praise you perfectly. May their example shame and silence your enemies.”
Our children are not only our future, they are our today. As we speak words of encouragement and hope, of love and life into them, I am convinced that ALL children, rich or poor, all around the world, can do great things!
Welcome to a window into the lives and issues facing children in the Crossroads community on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa. Most of these stories centre around the children and families we work with at Beautiful Gate South Africa, a Christian non-profit organisation whose mission is to show God's love as we care for and protect children, empower and preserve families and mobilise our community to do the same.