Beautiful Gate Ministry was founded in 1994 by a Dutch couple, Toby and Aukje Brouwer. The initial project was a street children’s home in Muizenberg, Cape Town. In 1999 a hospice for children dying with HIV/AIDS was opened in Crossroads, Cape Town. And in 2004 Beautiful Gate South Africa moved to its new site. Scroll through the images to read our history.
The name: Beautiful Gate
The name Beautiful Gate originates from the Bible passage of Acts 3:2 “Now a man crippled from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked for money. Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, "Look at us!" Then Peter said, Silver nor gold I do have, but what I have I give you in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.”