Shepherd's Keep is a home for abandoned babies, HIV positive or not, from birth to six months old.
opening the new facility, we have been blessed to have baby after baby
coming to the safety of Shepherd's Keep, in the dark of the African
night and at the crack of dawn—little scraps of humanity, often wrapped
in nothing but an old blanket or towel, frightened and hungry,
desperately tired and just wanting loving arms and that bottle of warm
work days are long and the nights even longer, but the staff sing songs
of Jesus and their pure sweet voices ring out like angels, bringing
healing and deliverance—one baby was at deaths door—the doctors said,
"just hold him" and he is thriving and putting on weight—this is only
possible with God as man cannot heal him!
Babies in July
16 babies a month are dumped through this hatch (The Door of Hope in Johannesburg) and it is predicted that the number of abandoned children will rise drastically nine months after the World Cup. Many of them will be born to prostitutes who are unable to support them. Rosanna Greenstreet reports on how the already overstretched South African orphanages are preparing to cope. More...
MAKING EVERY HEART BEAT COUNT
Fighting for your life, freezing, abandoned, starving, ant-eaten and not even 24 hours old, possibly requires more strength than is needed by the approximately 20 000 runners lining up for this year’s grueling Comrades Marathon. More...
"VROU VAN DIE YAAR"
SPRINGBOKS VISIT SHEPHERD'S KEEP
Our Springbok Rugby Squad visited Shepherd's Keep on 16th June to mark Youth Day.
was an honour to meet those gentle giants who brought blankets
emblazoned with the Springok emblem and nappies as gifts for our
babies. The Springbok coach, Pieter de Villiers, was visibly moved and
too emotional to be interviewed by the TV crew and members of the team
had to be reminded of their tight training schedule by the team
manager, finding it difficult to drag themselves away. They listened in
amazed silence to each baby's story, but couldn't stop praising
Shepherd's Keep. It was truly a priviledge to have them with us so
shortly before they went truimphantly head to head with the Lions.
|Most Dynamisante Woman Award 2006
Cheryl Pratley is the winner of the Clarins/Fairlady Most Dynamisante Woman for 2006. Read more here.
jou lewe, soos ’n Moeder Theresa, aan die koestering en versorging van
babas te wy wat deur hul ma’s in die steek gelaat is, sit nie in elke
vrou se rok nie. Veral nie as jou eie vier kinders uiteindelik die nes
verlaat het en van jou hande af is nie.
vir Cheryl Pratley van Durban was die keuse maklik: toe sy eendag as
verpleegster met die ongewenste, sterwende baba van ’n 13-jarige meisie
in haar arms staan, het sy eenvoudig geweet sy móés iets doen. Lees meer...