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THANK YOU, COUNTRY FRESH SOUTH AFRICA!

Since we opened Pebbles Klopperpark in July 2020, we have had to adapt and adjust to all the new regulations that the government had implemented in an attempt to keep our nation safe.

It hasn’t been an easy journey at all, but it is generosity received such as by Country Fresh that has carried us forward and helped us survive this trying time.

One of the regulations implemented for Early Childhood Development Centres is that each child has to have their own stationery and toys. Everything needs to be clearly marked and separate, and cleaned at the end of each day. Upon hearing this, we instantly commenced a hunt for containers that we could use to store these items!

We have 60 children at our school, and 31 children at Pebbles Primrose, so we knew that we had to quickly prioritize a hunt for almost 100 containers. We put out a request for containers on our social media platforms, and saw the most phenomenal response by our supporters and sponsors! But it wasn’t nearly enough…

Much to our surprise, Country Fresh actively located our cry for help on social media, and instantly showed interest! They escalated the need, and jumped through all the necessary hoops, urgently trying to help us with this matter.
And so, it was final! We received communication from them and delightfully went to visit them and pick up their generous donation!!

However, when we arrived on site, we instantly noticed that the ‘package’ seemed much bigger than we expected. It was at that moment that we were informed that they hadn’t just offered us 100 containers… they were donating 300 CONTAINERS! Triple the amount that we needed!!!

Words really cannot describe how blessed we feel by this somewhat “simple” donation. We were heard and actively helped by Country Fresh in a very trying and daunting time, and we will forever be grateful to the Country Fresh team!

Thank you so much Country Fresh, we really appreciate your generosity!

P.S: The little ‘attention-to-detail-bug’ inside us all is rejoicing at the fact that all the containers look the same, and the class looks so neat and colourful! Even that is a blessing

 

 

“SPRING: A lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be”

– Unknown –

Today we welcomed Spring with hearts full of gratitude and love!
We all made a point of dressing up for the occasion, and celebrated CHANGE!

It has been such a dry, cold and desolate time for so many people around the world, but especially our nation! This year alone we’ve had to tackle Covid-19 head-on whilst watching our communities, homes and livelihoods be robbed and destroyed in the name of justice.
I think we can all agree that, coming out of 2020, and halfway through 2021, we understand what hurt, pain, loneliness and, most importantly, desperation feels like.

Our beneficiaries and organisations are not foreign to any of it, and we are all hurting too. We’ve had many funerals, many cries, many needs and many desperate moments… BUT GOD has been with us every step of the journey, and we have felt so embraced, so taken care of and so loved throughout these past few months. We’ve witnessed Him firsthand as he carried us over each mountain, provided for each of our needs and comforted us when nothing and no one else could.

Our hearts are sore, yes… but they are full! Full of wonder and glory for our Heavenly Father! Full of gratitude and appreciation for our supporters and sponsors! But, most importantly, full of love and enthusiasm for our beneficiaries! We’ve come out of this season so complete and excited, because we know that Spring never fails. The seasons we go through are NEVER eternal.

So, our encouragement to you all is to just breathe.
Breathe in the beautiful fragrance of a new season that we’re all walking into.
Breathe in the peace that is promised to us and that transcends all understanding.
Breathe in the warmth of our gracious and ever-present Father, who loves and knows you better than anyone ever could.

“Be still and know that I am God”

– Psalm 46:10 –