Looking Ahead…

Looking at our Tapestry Homes kids and seeing their growth this past year, both physically and emotionally, reminds us how quickly the pages of life turn.  Before we know it, these young children who came to us neglected and abandoned will grow-up as young adults, better prepared to face the challenges and opportunities of the

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We Invite You . . .

The Christmas and Holiday Season in many ways is the “season for invitations”. Whether it be to attend a party, meet for dinner, have family get-togethers, or visiting with friends and neighbors, we will all accept invitations to celebrate the season. As the New Year approaches and the pages of life turn so quickly, many

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Full Homes

  Our Tapestry Homes beds are almost full with the 12th young boy soon to join Mama Florence’s home!   Both the homes are bustling with energetic and playful children aged 2 to 13 years old. By God’s grace and mercy, along with the compassionate and competent care shown by our local partners, “Home From Home”, these

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Tapestry Homes Family

Dear Friends, As we count down the days until Christmas,  we want to wish you a very Holy Christmas Season and the best of the New Year to come. Tapestry Homes has been immensely blessed  this past year!   Through our local Home From Home partner, God brought us a beautiful and kind Foster Mother, Mama

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Blessings and a Blessing

God’s blessings are flowing down on Tapestry Homes in Kayamandi as we start 2014!   I am so excited to share how we have been blessed in just the first couple months of this new year!    Who knows what is in store for the rest of the year! For the last several months, we have been praying

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Pretty, Siya, Ntauleng & Sizo


                      It is hard to believe that it has been 8 years since we took our first trip to Kayamandi, South Africa. It was on that trip that our hearts were broken for “the least of these” living in deplorable housing conditions, and Tapestry Homes

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Tapestry Homes Partners With Home From Home

Tapestry Homes has formed a partnership with award-winning, Home From Home, to manage the day-to-day operations of its Tapestry Orphan Homes in Kayamandi, South Africa.  Home From Home is a Cape Town-based non-profit organization that will bring a holistic, Christ-centered approach to the management of the Tapestry Orphan Homes by providing food, clothing, educational opportunities,

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Tangible Growth, by Alex Carpenter

“We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28. I met Ongezwa in July 2011, when I first arrived in South Africa to stay. She attended the retreat/conference for the Tapestry Homes Safe Houses that I am now working

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Pretty, Alex & Peace

What Do You Get When You Mix Pretty With Peace?

                  Alex Carpenter, a 23 year old hair stylist from Seal Beach, California, had no idea when she ventured to Kayamandi, South Africa in July of 2010 that Pretty and Peace would rock her world. Little did Pretty and Peace know how God would use Alex to

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Video of TOHO #3

Check-out the 3 1/2 minute video of the construction and dedication of our third Tapestry Orphan Home for abandoned and abused teenage girls living in the squatter community of Kayamandi, South Africa.