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December 2012:  The Orphan Center Opens!  
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Dear friend of Seeds of Light,     


The day we have long waited for has arrived! On December 1st, World AIDS Day, the Ekurhuleni Center for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Acornhoek, South Africa, opened and began serving hot cooked meals to orphaned children. There were 72 children who arrived on the first official day; these were the ones that the nearby   

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schools had identified as the most needy. Most of them are double orphans, having lost both parents. Some of them live in child-headed households with their siblings; others stay with relatives who are very poor. Most of them had on ragged clothes and looked malnourished. But there were huge smiles and lots of excitement among everyone there.


The 30th of November was the last day that the schools served meals before the long five-week holiday began. The Board and all of us at Seeds of Light had made a commitment to begin serving food the next day, no matter what had been finished or not finished at the Center. It was quite a challenge. The kitchen and dining hall building is mostly finished but there are no appliances or tables and only a few chairs. The water still has not been connected. Four women volunteered to cook in large cast iron pots over a fire and we borrowed water from the school next door. I never cease to be amazed at the resourcefulness of the African people.


Art project after lunch

In addition to lunch, there were prayers led by Pastor Kurhula, outdoor games, choir practice, and an art activity. The children were all playing and laughing. The whole place was full of love and joy.


Phase 1 of the Center is still under construction. The roof went on the second activity center yesterday. The toilet and laundry building is being plastered and the toilets and sinks installed. Slowly it is all coming into form. To see photos of the Center and our videos click here.

Our beautiful empty dining hall


As you consider your end of year giving, we hope you will help us equip the Center with everything needed to set up the kitchen, dining hall and laundry room. We have a wish list on our web site. Click here to see our current list of needs. There is something for every budget, from spoons to a walk-in refrigerator.



Our deepest and heartfelt thanks to those of you whose generosity has enabled us to come this far with this amazing project. We have a long way to go to be fully up and functional but with your help, the orphans and vulnerable children of Acornhoek will have a safe haven of love.   


May you have a blessed and peaceful holiday season.


With love,


Becky Harmon and all of us at Seeds of Light


"Not all of us can do great things.
But we can do small things with great love."

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