2022 in Review

What a year it’ s been! This year we have really seen a lot of the kids come into their own and start finding their passions. We feel as if all our children are finally in the perfect school for them and making great friends. Schooling is a process that we take very seriously and […]

May 2022

Every home needs a hero! One of the most difficult sides of “Hearts that Hope” is keeping our children educated. There is so much pressure on them to perform and for us as parents to keep up with the ever-changing pace of life. We are currently heading into the dreaded exam season; parents and children alike hate to […]

July 2019

Taking a moment… It’s been amazing to see how the children of Hearts That Hope have grown since they have joined our family. It always blows me away when I stop and think how each individual child is when they first come into our family to the present day; and how God has worked in their […]

June 2019

“I have a dream that my children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character.” Martin Luther King Jr. We love hearing the dreams that our children hold in their hearts for their futures and we love walking […]

May 2019

BROKEN AND BEAUTIFUL. For myself and Hearts that Hope I have a much bigger dream than just starting and running a children’s home. I long for people to see the love of Christ through me as we raise these children and I want them to start doing the same. So with this in mind I write […]

April 2019

“Thumbs up all the way to high school” A couple months back we wrote about S’celo and Ollie getting ready for high school and trying to find the best fit for them.  For S’celo there is no high school in our area that we felt fit him and as he has flourished at Umhlali Prep School (a mainstream Model […]

March 2019

At Hearts that Hope the month of March meant… School holidays!!! It is one of the highlights of our year when the kids are on school  holiday as we get to spend quality time with them. With the busy pace of life and the routine of school it is so nice to get the opportunity to slow down and […]

February 2019

We are entering a new phase in Hearts That Hope this 2019 as two of our children (S’celo and Ollie) are in their final year of primary school and next year will be starting high school. Being an American living in South Africa this process is something that is completely foreign to me.  In America […]

January 2019

Starting the year with hope. What a start to the new year. We were blessed with some amazing people coming to us to help pay for our school fees for 2019. We were able to pay almost all of our children’s school fees up front for the whole of 2019… what a blessing. It is […]

2018 at a Glance

At the end of each year it’s good to be able to look back to see how much progress we’ve made, and 2018 is no exception. There have been some big staff changes, as we hired two new house moms.  Both have been amazing with the children and love being mothers; they have been so […]