Jerusalem Ministries is a non-profit organisation based in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, South Africa and run by a lovely couple called Derrick and Di Darlow. They describe themselves as having two arms, their Restoration Ministry and the Human Dignity Centre.
The Restoration Ministry
The Restoration Ministry takes in destitute men and provides them with food and board until they are able to take their place in the community again. They do not just meet the physical needs of their residents, but also seek to lead them to a place of spiritual and emotional healing as many of the men are homeless because of underlying causes such as substance abuse. These courses are voluntary but have had an amazing outcome in seeing men healed and back on their feed. The organisation also assists the men in becoming employable, looking for work, and setting up home once they have left the centre.
Although Di and Derrick do amazing work here, it isn't without its challenges and they truly believe that it is God that gives them the strength to keep loving and caring for these men.
Di, Derrick and the other staff at Jerusalem Ministries are doing a fantastic job of loving, caring and providing for these men who would otherwise have nowhere to go but the streets. If you would like to contact them or see more of what they are doing, check out their website: http://www.jmin.org.za