Published courtesy of Yapton News.
Click here to read the Soup From Heaven article 2016.
Our Mission Video 2017!
Our Mission video 2016!
Soup from Heaven is a charity based in Cape Town, South Africa. It was set up in September 2010 after Veyanke Hodson went out to visit Cape Town. God gave her a vision of a Soup Kitchen for poor people. When she came back to England in August 2010 she shared this vision with the elders of Yapton Free Church and Soup from Heaven came into being. Ever since that moment this charity has grown at a great pace and amazing things are happening out in South Africa! Soup from Heaven is a family run charity in Cape Town and all the money goes directly to the projects at hand. There are no rent or salaries to pay.
To feed the hungry, clothe the naked and show unconditional love and acceptance to the most needy people.
Matthew 25 v 40: The King will reply, 'I tell you, whenever you did this for one of the least important of these members of my family, you did it for me!'
2017 MISSION UPDATE
The team who came to Cape Town in August 2017 were involved with all the projects of SFH. We visited the Soup Kitchen on several occasions, serving food and showing love to those who came. We also attended the Church now held at the Soup Kitchen and on another occasion we visited Mbeleleu's church in the township. We did a night outreach to the people who sleep rough on the streets. The team also visited Ray of Sunshine House where we played with the children, did crafts with them and sang some songs. This year, for the first time, we visited another Children's home called Bright Stars where we played with the children, sang some songs and gave them all teddys (which had been made lovingly by friends in the UK) and a new pair of shoes! We also visited some of our sponsorship families, delivering food parcels and other blessings. We visited the football team for underprivileged children who live in one of the informal settlement, and saw them wearing their blue and white football kits that we bought them last year. Much of our time was focused on encouraging, empowering and supporting the Pastors and leaders that we are connected with in and around Cape Town. We visited a Night Shelter at which Pastor Joseph runs a weekly Soup Kitchen, and helped serve soup and we shared a short message. A couple of our team also went with Pastor Joseph to Tygerberg Hospital to visit and pray with patients.
SOUP KITCHEN - THE SOUP KITCHEN SERVES BETWEEN 60 TO 100 PEOPLE DAILY. NO ONE IS TURNED AWAY AND LOVE IS GIVEN UNCONDITIONALLY
RAY OF SUNSHINE HOUSE & BRIGHT STAR - SFH IS INVOLVED IN A WONDERFUL HOME FOR CHILDREN. WHERE THEY ARE BROUGHT UP IN A FAMILY ENVIRONMENT
EMPOWERING FUTURE LEADERS TO INFLUENCE THEIR COMMUNITY WITH THE LOVE AND POWER OF GOD
SPONSORING SEVERAL FAMILIES IN VERY POOR COMMUNITIES SO THAT CHILDREN CAN CONTINUE ATTENDING SCHOOL
TRAINING AND EQUIPPING PEOPLE FROM THE STREETS TO REALISE THEIR WORTH IN LIFE AND EMPOWER THEM TO LIVE A BETTER LIFE
ASSISTING IN BUILDING AND ESTABLISHING A HOMELESS SHELTER FOR PEOPLE CURRENTLY LIVING ON THE STREETS
EMPOWERING CHILDREN BY PROVIDING THEM WITH FOOTBALL KIT TO BE ABLE TO PLAY WITH DIGNITY
CHANGING COMMUNITIES ONE LIFE AT A TIME... WITH THE LOVE OF GOD!
MISSION 2016 & 2017
During the month of August 2016 a team of 16 people travelled to Cape Town where they did mission work for two weeks. The team consisted of 14 English and 2 Dutch people. They worked on and visited all the projects currently run by Soup from Heaven! Many people's lives were touched and changed by this trip. Each person visiting Cape Town paid for their own air fare and spending money.
In 2017 a team of 5 people headed to Cape Town on another mission trip. They had a spectacular time, seeing God move in powerful ways. It was incredible to see how Soup from Heaven had grown and what God was/is doing in Cape Town. We had the opportunity to bless so many people and we are very excited for the future.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN COMING OR WOULD LIKE MORE DETAILS, PLEASE CONTACT VEYANKE ON 07749866128
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Other ways of getting involved with fundraising for SFH, you can organise:
Veyanke is always collecting second hand clothes or good quality bric-a-brac for sale at fundraising events.
We are always looking for more people to sponsor a family in Cape Town.... see giving page
To be clear - the details on this page are to give to Soup From Heaven, not Yapton Free Church
GIFTS FOR LIFE:
WHEN YOU BUY A GIFT OF LIFE, YOUR FRIEND OR LOVED ONE WILL RECEIVE A PERSONALISED VOUCHER TELLING THE STORY OF THEIR PRESENT. THE GIFT YOU CHOOSE WILL HELP IMPROVE THE LIVES OF POOR PEOPLE IN CAPE TOWN.
TO GIVE REGULARLY:
If you would like to donate monthly by Standing Order, Direct Debit or once off then please instruct your Bank accordingly using the following details:
Bank: Lloyds Bank Sort Code: 30-99-93
Account Name: Yapton Free Church - SFH Africa Fund
Account No: 42450060
Or you can pay by cheque or cash at any time. Cheques should be made payable to: Yapton Free Church - SFH Africa Fund and posted to the above address.
Should you require a receipt for the donation then please do let Veyanke know so she can issue one. Also if you pay tax then you are eligible for Gift Aid, which increases your donation as we can claim back valuable tax from HM Government to top-up our fund.
Gift Aid forms can be provided.