The Need

Stone Hill is a squatter camp outside of Cape Town, South Africa. The youth of Stone Hill are incredibly hardened by the depravity of their culture.

Alcohol, drugs, theft, stabbings and rape are common occurrences in their everyday lives.

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Stone Hill settlement, outside Cape Town, South Africa.

Stone Hill, South Africa, Charl van Wyk, Sports, Poverty

Run down shacks like this one are the only thing that stands between most Stone Hill families and the damp, cold South African winter. 

Most girls are encouraged by their mother to have sex before marriage and give birth, thus proving their fertility.

Homes are filled with illegitimate children who have no idea who their father is. If there is a man in the home, he is probably their mother’s boyfriend.

One young man was set on fire in a revenge attack and another was stabbed to death over a cigarette. 

A group of believers has spearhead discipleship opportunities for the youth of Stone Hill using activities like wrestling, soccer, handball and crafts as catalysts to build relationships with the youth.

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Stone Hill girls with their crafts.

Stone Hill, South Africa, Charl van Wyk, Sports

The Stone Hill wrestling team surprised everyone by winning the championship!

Description

Through activities and relationships built while doing them, the youth are learning that they have value. They are discovering how a trustworthy, godly adult lives.

They experience the novelty of safe relationships.

They encounter Jesus through His people.

Stone Hill, South Africa, Charl van Wyk

Stone Hill youth connect with believers through outreach activities.

Stone Hill, South Africa, Charl van Wyk

New shacks built by believers are a big upgrade for many Stone Hill families.

Enjoy this 3 minute video of Charl telling the story of Stone Hill.

 

Goals

  • Build relationships with the people of Stone Hill, through generosity and activities. 
  • Declare and demonstrate God's Kingdom through relationships. 

Needs

  • Prayer for hearts open to the gospel in Stone Hill. 
  • Prayer for protection of those living in and those serving in Stone Hill. 
  • Funds to continue operating programs and outreaches, including the outreach facility. 

Who’s Involved

  • ITMI's Charl van Wyk partners with many other believers to reach Stone Hill with the Good News. 
  • ITMI's Mark Parris is the pastor of Durbanville Community Church to which many of the believers who serve Stone Hill belong. 

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