In my business career, I’ve been blessed to have reliable mentors to help me manage challenges and difficulties, as well as successes. They were sounding boards when I was at a crossroads and had no idea what to do. They were stern voices when they thought I was going down a rabbit hole that wouldn’t be worth my time or effort.
Sometimes I listened…sometimes I did not 🙂
But overall, they were (and are) a crucial part of my business acumen.
When we came to Cape Town, I knew I’d be teaching business using agriculture as the platform to do it from. But I had NO IDEA that I’d be able to take all the mentoring that was given to me, and give it back to a much more worthy cause!
The business stuff is low hanging fruit. Most of the issues and challenges the students are dealing with, or WILL DEAL WITH, from a business standpoint are pretty easily solvable and advisable. That’s not to say they listen all the time (I’m talking to you Nziki 😉 )
But it opens the door to do MORE. The core of mentoring is caring. And to get to the core of mentoring, you have to break through people.
In Cape Town breaking through it’s easy as the wounds of the apartide era are sometimes still fresh. There IS healing happening on both sides of the race barriers and it’s amazing to see…but there are still walls.
I believe that all I’ve been through, in life and business, were laid out by God to put me into people’s lives to break down walls and really MENTOR people.
It’s an opportunity to come along side some GREAT people who are hungry to learn, and able to apply and DISCERN advice.
And it’s the PEOPLE that make our mission work in Cape Town great. It’s the people (and I mean each and every student, and each member of the LivingHope HTI staff) that truly fulfill the giving back and helping FORWARD that God calls us to do.
But we need YOUR help to continue our mentoring and doing God’s work.
We need your financial support to help pay for insurance, rent, and other bills. Your support would TRULY help us as a family…but more importantly help us continue to serve God in Cape Town among some amazing people!
Please consider donating to our mission as a monthly supporter where your dollars help continue our work of mentoring and using the hope of Jesus Christ to change lives!
All our best,
Brad and Aubree
We are looking to partner with 20 families on a monthly support basis of 100.00 or more…can you commit that to us for the next 12 months so we can continue our work in Cape Town?
Please join us HERE.
P.S. More pictures below 🙂