Only recently we celebrated the opening of the new Hope Community Centre in 7de Laan – and last Friday and Saturday we had our first workshop there: We had part 1 of a training in the amazing drug counselling courses “From Addict to Disciple” and “The Heart of an Addict” by Rev. Dr. David Hain.
Those courses target addiction as a spiritual battle for the heart and focus on the healing of the wounded hearts and the deliverance and freeing of the enslaved hearts of addicts while also building up the character of Christ. We believe that this is what the people we are reaching out to – and not only those who battle with addiction – need – more than food, clothing or anything else.
David taught with a lot of insight, experience and heart and we truly had an amazing time. We are looking forward to part 2 of this training next weekend and then to implement when we have learned in our ministries both in 7de Laan, in prison as well as in the bus in several struggling Cape Flats communities. We are excited to see how our God will use these tools to heal broken lives and set captives free!