Family meets family

Fusion believes in family.  We have the privilege of being a project that seeks to build family with the young guys and girls that we work with.  It makes the journey interesting, it makes it hard, it makes us cry more, it makes us get on our knees more, it makes the lows much lower but the highs way higher.

My parents also believe in family and I had the privilege over Christmas of watching my two families join hands and celebrate.  This Christmas, my folks came to visit me (a week before the rest of the McVittie clan arrived) and wanted to see where I work and who I work with.  There is no (or few) better way of building relationships than over food so I had the joy of watching my parents cook and serve lunch to my Manenberg family and eat with them.  All the trimmings for a traditional British Christmas dinner plus a bunch of my favourite people made for a wonderful celebration of family!

From there I went on holiday and had a pretty busy 3 weeks with travels, beach visits, braais (bbqs) and family fun!  Although not particularly restful in the conventional sense (sorry guys) it was so great to explore a bit more of South Africa and have a bit of time to reflect on the year that’s been and the one to come.

Fusion this year

For me this year is about building a team of women with a heart and desire to serve the young, broken women of Manenberg.  My heart is to see Fusion’s response to women broaden and deepen as we are seeing with the guy’s ministry.  This year, the guys are opening a residential home for 3 or 4 young guys.  This has come from years of praying and slogging at building beautiful relationships with some of the most hurting guys in Manenberg but not being able to provide them with one of the most significant things that they need – time and space to heal.

Please pray with us as we develop the programmes, discipleship material and other legalities that need to be in place before we open.

Pray for supernatural energy and the love of the Father to fill us each day as we step into His Kingdom work

Pray that we discern the right guys to enter the house

Pray that God raises up stonking House Parents to re-parent and love these guys

Pray that there is a move of God in the hearts of women in Manenberg to want to serve

Pray that we would begin to see last fruit from the years of tears, relationships and glimmers of breakthrough – that there would be a sustained and replicable cycle that grows in Manenberg of broken young people becoming disciples, who make disciples, who make disciples…

 

….more stories of hope and transformation to come VERY soon…

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2 responses to “Family meets family

  • Jackie Whyte

    ‘And everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or property, for my sake, will receive a hundred times as much in return and will inherit eternal life’ Matthew 19

    What a blessing you have received Clare, in seeking the Kingdom of God above everything else and not clinging tightly to your family in Belfast, you now have so much in terms of family – you have the family of God, your new family in Manenberg, and you get to keep your family in Belfast too!!

  • Naomi

    Praise the LORD. He is very good. Will be praying for you and the family!

    Those who hope in the lord will renew their strength…they will run and not grow weary…

    Love you xxx

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