Indawo Yosizo

Food Gardens

When and where do we meet? Anytime between 09:00 and 16:00 Monday - Friday at Indawo Yosizo

What time commitment is needed? Approximately 2 hours a week

Objective/Aim/Goal: To teach the under privileged to plant their own food gardens and grow vegetables to become self sufficient.

Recommended gifts: Gardening

What we do: We teach how to start and maintain a healthy vegetable garden.

Leader: Marnette Eva (Elder/Executive Member: Bernard Kelfkens)
Location: Indawo Yosizo


Food parcels (social concern)

When and where do we meet? Wednesdays at 09:00 at Indawo Yosizo

What time commitment is needed? Approximately 2 hours per week

Objective/Aim/Goal: To supply disadvantaged people with food for a specific period, to enable them to focus and uplift themselves.

Recommended gifts: Care, understanding and compassion for those who are less fortunate.

What we do: Make up food parcels and hand them out to families who can’t make ends meet and people who are trying to get back on their feet.

Leader: Cherry Ross (Elder/Executive Member: Richard Gage)
Location: Indawo Yosizo


Funding Indawo Yosizo

When and where do we meet? The board meets once a month at Indawo Yosizo

Objective/Aim/Goal: To help those in need

Recommended gifts: Fund-raising abilities

What we do: Early in 2007 the Heidelberg Methodist Church initiated an outreach programme and launched a Section 21 Company trading under the name of Indawo Yosizo (Zulu for "Centre of Help”).

Leader: Maggie Gage (Elder/Executive Member: Ray Goddess)
Location: Indawo Yosizo


Knitting Fellowship

When and where do we meet? Wednesdays at 9h00 – 10h30 in Wesley Hall

What time commitment is needed? One to two hours a week. If you decide to do any extra work e.g. knit from home, or visit someone in hospital, then more time is needed.

Objective/Aim/Goal: To learn about the Lord, to work for and to serve the people and to give help when and where needed. To have fellowship with one another.

Recommended gifts: Any gift, especially loving and caring and fellowship.

What we do: We meet once a week to have fellowship, do Bible study, to determine needs, pray and help where we can. We sit together and knit jerseys and teddies for children. We do sewing and collect goodies for the needy. We also visit others where and when we can. Should you work and not be able to attend but enjoy knitting, you can make the commitment to knit a jersey a month, every two months, twice a year or one jersey a year and in that way committing to the ministry without having to be at the meetings.

Leader: Vera Motley (Elder/Executive Member: Kirstin McIntyre)
Location: Heidelberg Methodist Church Wesley Hall


Outreach/Mission

When and where do we meet? Monday – Thursday, 08:30 – 16:30, Friday 08:30 – 14:00 at Indawo Yosizo

What time commitment is needed? Varies

Objective/Aim/Goal: To assist those in need

Recommended gifts: A passion for those in need

What we do: Indawo Yosizo means” Centre of help”. This is a vision that God has given the Heidelberg Methodist Church to carry out.
We help

  • Anyone who is in need of family care, who has been traumatized in any way, this includes sexually and physically abused men and women and rape victims.
  • People with drug or alcohol problems etc.

 

Indawo Yosizo aims to give these people a place of shelter and to help them overcome their fears and addictions with Godly counselling. Indawo Yosizo is also working closely with the “Women and Children’s Forum” as well as the “Local Police Forum”.

Leader: Ray Goddess (Elder/Executive Member: Pieter Nienaber)
Location: Indawo Yosizo


Potters Wheel: Christian Drug Addiction Help Centre (CDAHC) WheHel

When and where do we meet? On the last Thursday of each month at 15h00 in Wesley Hall

What time commitment is needed? Varies to your commitment

Objective/Aim/Goal: There is a big problem in Heidelberg with people who are addicted to either drugs or alcohol.
In May 2007 the Heidelberg Methodist Church, through Indawo Yosizo, started an outreach to help people who are struggling with addictions. While this is an outreach initiated by and based on Christian principles, it was always the aim of this outreach to involve the whole community and to help anyone (no matter what their religious orientation) who are struggling with addictions. Further to this, an invitation was extended to all the churches to become involved.

What we do: With this in mind Potter’s Wheel Kibbutz was started. The reason that it is called a Kibbutz is that it is our aim to build a centre that can be a home for those struggling with addiction. This “home” will be run on a Kibbutz basis. A further vision is to have a separate building that can be used as a place of safety to the abused women and children in our community.
Within a very short period of time we had a fair number of people joining the program. At this time we make use of Kibbutz and rehabilitation centres in other parts of South Africa. To date we have had 49 people come through our program with a success rate of just under 40%. Our success rate is based on people who have moved off of being totally addicted. There are times when some of these folk “slip back” and take drugs/alcohol for a “one night experience” but they normally come back onto the program and we persevere to try and get them to be totally addiction free.
Our program consists of four events per week. Any person coming onto the program is expected to come to Church (remember that this is a Christian based program) at least once a Sunday, join a cell group that meets once a week, come to our healing service once a week on a Wednesday evening and then see Ray (or another counselor) for a session once a week.
Further to this we have a group of rehabilitated addicts who are available to share with any person struggling with cravings. It is critical that the struggling addict can speak to someone who has experienced what he or she is going through.
We have recently been blessed with a piece of ground donated by Ernest and Hanlie Boy. Once we get the go-ahead from the municipality we will start to look for funds to start the building. It is our intention to use a group of rehabilitating addicts to help build the Kibbutz.

Leader: Ray Goddess (Elder/Executive Member: Cherry Ross)
Location: Heidelberg Methodist Church Wesley Hall


Second-hand clothes

When and where do we meet? As you are free at Indawo Yosizo.

What time commitment is needed? There is no definite time required, so you can decide how many hours per week you can invest in the ministry.

Objective/Aim/Goal: To sell clothes etc. to improve the income so that we can help more people who need assistance with food etc.

Recommended gifts: Neatness, order and communication.

What we do: Clothes are donated and delivered to Indawo Yosizo. We sort them out into the various items, pack and wash (if necessary) the clothes. We make sure that the shelves stay tidy when people are looking for clothes and advise them what suits them if we are there at the time. Sometimes we may go to the pensioner’s day at Shalimar Ridge to sell extra clothes.

Leader: Cherry Ross (Elder/Executive Member: Kirsten McIntyre)
Location: Indawo Yosizo