Entries by Sihle Mooi


God’s Mission through Rays of Hope

And the King will answer them, “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did to me.”  (Matthew 25:40) What a privilege it is to share in this mandate to love and serve our brothers as our King has told us to! And what […]



Rays of Hope’s partnership with Sparrow School in Melville that began in 2016 has continued to flourish this year. Thanks to generous donors linked to Rosebank Union Church, we were able to send 10 children from Alexandra (Ithemba Labantwana program) to Sparrow in 2017, and this year six new learners have joined the school. Sparrow […]


Christmas is about reconciliation

As we prepare to celebrate the miracle of Christ’s birth at Christmas, we reflect on the lengths that God went to in order to be reconciled to an estranged humanity. Scripture tells us, ‘God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful […]


Thank You, Rays of Hope Volunteers!

In this month of Thanksgiving we celebrate the many volunteers who have supported the various Rays of Hope programmes over the years, and say THANK YOU for your faithfulness. For 27 years, Rose-Act Saturday School has called on members of RUC to tutor on Saturdays during school term. Rose-Act wants to thank its amazing group […]


Mandela Month: Partnering with corporates

Every year Mandela Day means lots of attention is given to our projects from corporates for one day only, which can do more harm than good. This year it was decided that we would encourage companies to engage with the projects over a longer period, or contribute to a more sustainable difference… and it worked! […]

Alex Stories

The 30th July was our annual “Rays of Hope” Sunday where we have a specific focus on the work of our non-profit organisation working to bring lasting change to the people of Alexandra Township.  Thanks to all the staff and volunteers of Rays of Hope for all the effort they put in to give us […]

More than Maths & English

Rose-Act Saturday School is making a difference in the lives of 275 children in Alexandra township by improving their English and maths results at school to enable them to pass matric and to qualify for a tertiary education. In addition, the School focuses on providing social and spiritual life-skills. The personal impact on School attendants […]


Rays of Hope Mission

The mission of Rosebank Union Church (RUC) is clear. We exist to call, equip and send disciples for the glory of God. We derive this divine mandate from Jesus’ own words in Matthew 28: 18-20: All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, […]

Sparrow School Partnership

For some of our orphaned and vulnerable children in Alexandra school is a daily battle. Due to the trauma and lack of parenting/support they have suffered, many of them have missed out on the…

Volunteer Day at Ikhaya Lomusa

Last Saturday was one of the highlights of our year so far!

We had over 90 volunteers pass through the doors, some arrived in their SUV’s from Sandton etc and others walked from different parts…