2023 in Review

HEARTS ATTACKS AND BLESSINGS This year has been a year of blessings and challenges. To start the year we found out that one of our major South African donors could no longer support us financially. This was a huge blow as Lyndall and I had already found different “jobs” to supplement our income as the […]

April 2022

It’s been a long time and A LOT has happened! Well living in Durban is definitely not for the faint of heart. On Monday the 11th of April, out of nowhere we were hit with a severe rainstorm. It is the worst natural disaster we have ever witnessed. It was a freak weather pattern that wasn’t […]

January 2022

Hello January 2022… we are excited for you! 2022 came in with a bang at Hearts that Hope as it started with a phone call from a social worker asking if we have space for a 1-year-old baby boy. We have said no for the past 4 years because finances have been so tight. It was so […]

2021 in Review

2021 has been a year where we learned to adapt to our new normal. After a year of rest and reflection in 2020, in 2021 we have had to drastically pick up the pace and adapt to our new normal. As well as maintaining our flourishing children’s home we have added to our plate Stock-A-Shop […]

October 2021

This was one of the busiest months we have had as the Hearts That Hope family. We have “Stock-A-Shop” running and it keeps gaining momentum. We currently have big corporations getting involved, companies such as Coke, Unilever, Tradeport, Flash, and potentially many others. It has been so much more for us than just restocking these 330 Spaza […]

News from KZN

What a time we are going through in our beautiful province here in KZN, South Africa. On Sunday afternoon I drove an hour north to have a braai with other missionary doctors and hang out. We swam in the pool, laughed, there was lots of meat on the braai and more than enough coke and juice […]

May 2021

We can’t believe we are getting close to halfway through 2021 already!   In June we write child updates on each of our children and this year it will be an interesting one. We have spent the past year trying to give individual attention to each child’s interest. So often in an orphanage children just have […]

March 2021

A peak behind the scenes. I feel really honored to be writing this blog on behalf of Kent and Lyndall. Things have been a bit overwhelming in the Hearts that Hope family and neither of them managed to get to writing the blog for March. I jumped at the opportunity because I have so much to […]

February 2021

The time to thrive Covid 19 restrictions have been on us for just under a year now. But as Lyndall and I sat down together on Feb 15 (the start of the school year in SA), we decided that it needs to be different from 2020. As a family, as Hearts That Hope, 2020 was a […]

January 2021

Kicking off the new year 2021 with a bang???? What a way to start off the new year with all of our Hearts that Hope family having to stay in isolation because the VanderYacht’s got Covid 19! Right before Christmas 3 of our neighbor’s children tested positive for covid and because we had been playing with them […]