Update on Johannes and Samantha

Samantha is doing very well, she fits in well at the center and actively participates in the program.

Johannes who was sleeping under a tree in Rachel the bear was picked up by an unknown black man and offered a room …

Caring and positivity is contagious, unfortunately hate and negativity too …

Fortunately, we have a choice that we want to surround …

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Johannes needs a job.

This very nice young man calls me aside last night and says he heard I’m finding work for people and he would like to work very much, guarding cars and collecting tins is not what he wants to do for the rest of his life … I asked him, okay what can you do, he says anything, he’ll do anything, paint, maintenance etc …

I ask him, but what’s in your heart, what work do you want to do …

He says madam, I want to prepare food, I can prepare food, I’ve been preparing food for three years at Knight Rider cafe before they closed that time …

It’s so sad, these guys on the street forget their passion, and are only willing to do anything for some money.

I feel so bad that I often overlook the quiet ones (the gems), I’ve known him for more than a year, and never knew he could cook ..

Now I want to ask, even if homeless people are not your passion, just reach out to one, you can change someone’s life, without costing you a cent, there is NOT a more amazing feeling than knowing that you had something to do with restoring one’s dignity, self proud, call it what you want  – and you were part because you showed interest,  you gave someone hope …

Employment gives hope.
Employment says I believe in you, I think you can, now you should think so too …

Come on, let’s help a nice guy out of the street..please share if you can not help yourself ..

Update – previous owner/manager confirmed on fb page that they had to close down business and Johannes worked for them.

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Does anybody know where Johannes is?

I’m worried about Johannes, he has only one eye, with bad sight on top of it, is far beyond his good years, I was trying to sort out his ID so that he could apply for SASSA and hopefully so coming of the street.

He sleeps every night under a tree last robot as you drive from the north, Rachel de Beer stretches to the top in the direction of Wonderland.

Last night he was not there.

If anyone knows anything ..

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