I want to introduce you to one of the greatest ministry opportunities on the face of this planet. The ministry is the Door of H ope, started in a small church in the heart of Johannesburg, South Africa fifteen years a go. I was first introduced to this mission on one of my first trips to South Africa in the late 1990’s.
The founder and director of the Door of Hope is Cheryl Allen, who was the pastor of the small inner city church. She discovered at that time 40 to 50 babies were being abandoned every month and left to die of starvation and exposure. These babies were being left in trash bins, toilets , and on the side of the road in the bush. The church made a hold in the wall that surrender the church and installed a “baby bin” where the babies could be left. There was an electronic alarm to signal the workers inside the church in order for them to retrieve the baby who was left in the bin.
The members of the congregation along with Pastor Cheryl distributed flyers all over downtown Johannesburg. The news spread fast to the mothers that they could bring their baby to the Door of Hope and the child would receive care. In 1999, the first baby was delivered to the church. Since then over 1,350 babies have passed through the doors of the little church. Over the years these babies have come to this haven of care by their mothers, the police, community members, hospitals, and clinics.
To learn more about this special ministry and how you can get involved visit: www.doorofhope.co.za