Over the Christmas break, our friends Paul and Betsy Holmes brought a Give Oils
team to Ocean View. Thirteen (13!) shipping containers were painted and given a new look in the blazing summer sun! We were able to hire Ocean View residents to work and the job went much quicker.
Next step: Choose colours for the window shutters and plant boxes. Because colour brings LIFE!
We are so, so grateful to the Give Oils Foundation for their generosity and to doTERRA Helping Hands for their matching gifts!
Giveoils.org is here this week to help bring attention to the healing that has quietly been going in Ocean View. If you’ve ever wondered what this whole massage ministry is, here is a nice video they produced to explain what we do. They are also here to help us raise funds for a Healing Centre! We are currently in shipping containers with no running water or ventilation. There are big plans in the works for beauty to take a stand against injustice. Enjoy!
Our new friend Sara inspired us to ASK BIG! So here it is!
OPERATION HOPE: As we have sought God’s heart, we find it more vast and more expansive than we ever dreamed. The depth of His love of us is without equal and without limit. He has big plans for His people and we are thrilled to be a part of it. We believe He has placed us here in Cape Town, the Mother City, to be a part of Him birthing something new into the earth. He is always doing a new thing.
WHO: We believe the first nation people of southern Africa, the Khoisan, to be a key component in God’s new thing. (Some believe they are the first nation people of the whole earth.) They are gate-keepers to the land, to the soil. As God draws us close to show us who we really are, we find that He is telling us we are both fully physical, people formed from the dust, and fully spiritual, made in the image and likeness of God. These gate keepers have a deeply spiritual way about them. Continue reading THE BIG ASK NEWS!
“That is not a massage. No, it’s not a massage. I was telling my neighbor, what happens is… healing. Three other people this week say the same thing. It’s healing, that’s what it is.“-Aunty Eliza
It seems unlikely, I’ll admit. This is the last place you’d visit for a spa experience, with these sun-faded sheets and shattered windows. I’m the last person you’d want give you a massage. I don’t even like feet.
I don’t know exactly when the idea took root. It swirled around in my head after I was given a massage with essential oils by my friend Ginger over three years ago. It was glorious, relaxing, calming and undoing. Continue reading Why Essential Oil Massages in Ocean View?