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Rustenburg Youth Centre Gets a Visit from Pastor Kent


On the 20th February 2015 the Rustenburg Child & Youth Care centre which is also managed by BOSASA Group received a special visit from Pastor Kent. He motivated the youth to trust in the Lord. He encouraged them to pray at all times giving them practical examples of the power of prayer from his personal experiences. He shared the story of how his child became very sick when he was small and doctors had their own fatal views about the disease that the child was suffering from. The family prayed for the child until something happened and today his child is healed from the disease. With that the pastor encouraged the youth not to give up in life.

Activities Done By Youth

The youth were given a number of activities to do by Pastor Kent that indirectly taught the kids powerful life lessons. The activities were quite exciting to both youth and staff members. The activities included lots of balloons and imitating the movements and sounds of their favourite animals. The youth and the staff truly enjoyed the activities.

Pastor Kent Motivated Youth and Staff Members

He encouraged youth and staff to pray. He also encouraged them to work together as a team. He emphasised that nobody is above God and youth should really focus on what they want to be. He encouraged them not to follow bad examples and strive for a better and good life.


At the end of the programme three youth stood up and thanked Pastor Kent for the wonderful workshop. The youth also asked the Pastor to visit again and bring more and more fun activities for them to do. The staff members Mr. Ndlovu (educator), Mr. T. Mokwena (CYCW) and Mr. MJ Namate (Education Coordinator) thanked Pastor Ken for the quality work that he had done acknowledging and appreciating that he really has a way with the kids, and he taught them important life lessons in fun and unforgettable ways.

We also want to thank the youth, staff members, management and the Unit leader for hosting Pastor Kent.

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