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!'
Soup from Heaven was founded in 2010 by Veyanke Hodson, after receiving a vision fromGod to start a Soup Kitchen in Cape Town, South Africa. Veyanke returned back to the UK after a visit to Cape Town and shared this vision with the Leadership of YFC. They supported her in this and Soup from Heaven came into being. This charity works amongst the most desperate and needy people in Cape Town and has grown immensely over the last few years. The main aim of SFH is to introduce people to the unconditional love of God and to help them grow in this love. Many lives have been touched and changed over the last few years. Soup from a Heaven is a family run charity and all the money raised goes directly to the people who need it the most, no middle men. All glory to God!
During August 2019 a small group of people visited Cape Town on mission. During that time we were caught up with all our regular projects and strengthened existing relationships with our people on the ground. Some of the highlights were visiting the soup kitchen, visiting our children's home where we have seen the wonderful growth and improvement in all the children. We reached out to many people who live on the streets and formed closer relationships with them. We spent a lot of time coming alongside leaders and empowering them to make positive changes within the communities that they live in.
We provided one family with a new home. We sent a pastor to the Congo where he did outreach, a food programme within the community and baptised local people. We also hosted a workshop in Cape Town for about 100 children where we teaching them to live in the life transforming love of God. This was just a few of the highlights of many more powerful encounters and connections which are growing and building on all our previous visits.
In August 2017 we 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!
Our Mission Video 2019!
Our Mission Video 2017!
Our Mission Video 2016!
Our Mission Video 2015!
Published courtesy of Yapton News.
Click here to read the Soup From Heaven article 2016.
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;
SfH - Yapton Free Church, 2 Culimore Road, West Wittering, West Sussex, PO20 8HB.
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.
You can download a Gift-Aid-form.pdf and email completed to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to the office address above.
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