When Timothy Mohlala, CAST’s KwaDabeka Community Coordinator, recruited volunteers at KwaDabeka Baptist Church to help out with CAST’s programmes, Senkie’s first response was, “Why not?” Originally from Johannesburg, Senkie moved to KwaDabeka with a friend and was quick to join KwaDabeka Baptist Church and get involved. He now also studies Business Management at Ilanga College.
Senkie believes in the power of giving back to others. As he explains, “It is possible to change someone’s life. Helping is very needed. It’s about being there for people, and not just yourself.”
Even though Senkie is not an original KwaDabeka resident, he is still passionate about developing the community. He believes there is much to be done that can change the lives of individuals and families in the community.
One way Senkie gives back is through volunteering with CAST’s food parcel programme in KwaDabeka. Once a month, CAST and KwaDabeka Baptist Church host a Ministry Day to encourage food parcel recipients through prayer and fellowship. Food parcels are also passed out to recipients during this event.
Senkie is motivated to volunteer because of his faith. Before he came to KwaDabeka, he was unsure what to believe. However through his spiritual growth at KwaDabeka Baptist Church, he was motivated to reach out in his community and show others the love of Christ.
If you also have a heart for making a difference in your community, volunteering with CAST is a great way to utilise your God-given talents and abilities for the Kingdom of God. If you especially enjoy being on the ground and interacting with people, why not volunteer with CAST’s food parcel programme? Once a month, Ministry Days are hosted in each of our partner communities, and provide an amazing opportunity to meet people in the community who are impacted by CAST’s programmes and the local church. For more information, please contact Dale at: firstname.lastname@example.org