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Janie goes to volunteer at S. Africa village for 6 months

Organized by: Janie Giebelhaus

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THE STORY:

Hi All! In October, I'm going to Durban, South Africa for six months to volunteer at LIV Village.

 

A little about the village:

-----LIV is an orphanage for young ones as well as a job-creator for adults. -----It focuses on family restoration and on fully loving children without a home. There are foster children, orphans, and children with their mothers all living together on the village.

-----They are working against volun'tourism' by putting a ban on any pictures of kids' faces put on social media. They do not allow short-term volunteers to hold the children, so they can protect children from too many broken attachments.

-----They really try their bests to provide for this community. For jobs, there is a welding center, culinary school, maintenance, community clinic. In total, LIV employs 1200 people in the community. With this area affected heavily by AIDS, LIV aims to provide a loving home, where adults can work and kids can simply 'be loved.' www.liv-village.com/about/ gives more detail on the village

 

What I will be doing

-----being flexible to what they need

-----in talking to LIV, this looks like I will be starting up a composting program there As of now, the village spends a lot of money on specific animal food...BUT with this composting program set-up, they would be able to use the compost to feed the animals, and put that money to another use.

-----In addition, I will be helping with the daily maintenance of LIV, most likely working to provide/make healthy snacks and also to look after the housing situation there.

 

Hey, you (reading this) are awesome. Please keep me in your prayers. It should be a completely safe environment and I'm excited to use my gifts in a different place.

 

A little story from the village that shows me the kind of work that is being done. A little boy was getting in trouble and a LIV employee looked at the kid and said, "who does God say you are?" The kid answered "a PRINCE" I want to work with such a place that focuses on WHO the kids are: completely loved children of God. (even in the midst of misbehaving)

$2,170

 

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  • Horton family

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Donor Comments

K+B

K+B

DONATION: $500

We love you! And we're so in awe of how God orchestrates and provides for His kingdom. All is grace! XOXO :) 1 year ago

Pete Gleason

Pete Gleason

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

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Marion Fitzpatrick

Marion Fitzpatrick

DONATION: $25

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Mary Beth Cobbs

Mary Beth Cobbs

DONATION: $50

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Cathy McGee

Cathy McGee

DONATION: $50

God's blessings to you Janie! 2 years ago

Kristi Stiles- staging Stiles

Kristi Stiles- staging Stiles

DONATION: $25

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Julianne Saltzer

Julianne Saltzer

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Pavasars family

Pavasars family

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

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