“To empower the abused and to reach out”
Helen and Jung started this campaign for children to grow up knowing how precious they are to Jesus. The message on their shirts will go to the hearts of everyone they meet, “You are precious to Jesus”. So far, more than 4000 shirts were distributed to children for free. We are also expanding our ministry to high schools and through various communities through visitations.
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How it got started:
In May 2011, we started to discuss about a possibility of empowering the children in South African townships by spreading a message through t-shirts. Soon, we came up with the phrase ’Mna ndixabisekile ku Yesu (I’m precious to Jesus)’
In June 2011, Jeanette in Canada got involved and sent us 8 preliminary designs for the t-shirts which were then voted by nearly 100 children in Zola, a township in Strand. The design was chosen by the township children.
In July 2011, sample shirts were made and distributed to a handful of children in Zola.
In August 2011, the first 140 were produced and started to be sold to supporters around the world. Also, a team (Jj, Cindy, Jeanette and Gary) was formed to launch the campaign in Canada.
Since then, the word has been spreading and we have received support from all ages, genders and ethnic backgrounds.
In November 2011, the first 200 shirts were distributed to children in Zola (OLIA) and of African Leadership Children’s Churches in BM Section, Khayelitsha.
In November 2011, the website www.PrecioustoJesus.org was launched.
On November 26 and December 10, African Leadership and OLIA initiated a 1000 children march in Site C and Site B, Khayelitsha to bring awareness to the community regarding the Campaign. Altogether 1000 children’s shirts were distributed to children and more than 6500 leaflets were handed out.
Please visit www.precioustojesus.org for further information.