SOUTH AFRICA: We have hope again
- by Ashleigh Hooker
- October 18, 2022
When a staff member from Timion Disability Counselling and Community Development visited Nomathanqa four months ago, the young mother of three was struggling. She was finding it difficult to look after her daughter Sivenathi who has disabilities.
“I was feeling lost, lonely, heavy and saw no progress in my life. This resulted in me consuming more and more alcohol,” said Nomathanqa. “I felt like my prayers weren’t being answered and just didn’t know where God fit in the picture.”
Things turned around for Nomathanqa when she joined a group at Timion for parents of children with disabilities.
“I was suddenly not feeling alone. There is a community, a place where we share, encourage one another and pray together,” said Nomathanqa. She was also able to take her daughter on a camp run by Timion which gave her a much needed break, as well as further parenting skills and encouragement.
“I feel like a different person. I feel like I can face life again. I don’t drink as much and I can see the difference this has made in my children’s lives,” said Nomathanqa. “We have hope again.”
- Give thanks for Timion staff, sharing God’s love with families of children with disabilities.
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