children

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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Grateful

                      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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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.

Day 5: Community Celebration TOHO #3

July 8th: At 10:00 am Friday morning, the team, girls, housemothers, our local Kuyasa partners, community leaders, and local donors gathered at the site to dedicate the new Tapestry Orphan Home. And what a celebration it was. It is important to us that the Kayamandi community “take ownership” of the Tapestry Orphan Village and identify

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Days 3 & 4 TOHO #3

July 6th & 7th: On Wednesday, the final coat of paint was applied to the home’s exterior while painting of the interior trusses was completed. Laying of the laminate flooring was finished, electrical wiring and placement of outlets and switches was nearing completion, plumbing fixtures were set into place, and internet wiring was connected to

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