POPUP Newsletter November 2020

Acts of kindness

In the words of one of our POPUP managers: "POPUP wants to reflect the heart of God and continue to be who He has destined us to be, so that we can astonish a mean world with our acts of kindness." With this newsletter we hope to bring you monthly proof of that right into your mailbox. Pass on the good news and invite your friends to sign up on our website.

John Wooden, the legendary US basketball coach, says you aren’t a failure until you start to blame. To me that means taking responsibility for choices, decisions and actions. What it also means is that you can still learn from your mistakes until you deny them and blame someone else for the outcome of something you were responsible for...
Read more in Gerrit Heymans (Chairman POPUP) article on choices.

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How do employees who served with POPUP for years feel about the changes happening at POPUP? According to Gail Mabena, our Funding Manager, there are opportunities awaiting...

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This is the story of Michael Sabatana:

Michael was living on the streets in 2018. We met Michael at Rope (Reach out Port Elizabeth, our feeding scheme in Port Elizabeth), he wanted some more info regarding POPUP and we gave him the info, the next life skills class was due to start in two weeks’ time.  Two weeks later there he was standing outside the school waiting to register for life skills and so his journey started at POPUP NMB.  
After completion of life skills he walked straight into a job. Michael started off by being a casual worker at a cleaning company. He did so well that they employed him permanently after just two weeks.
I am proud to say that today Michael is a permanent employee and is in charge of four blocks of flats. The people at his flats where he works absolutely love him. He loves his work and is a proud ambassador for POPUP.  Just after Michael started to work he moved into a shack in a friends backyard and off the streets. Shortly after that his shack burnt down and the only thing that was left was his bible which he found under a roof sheet. Michael got back on his feet with some help and is now the proud owner of an RDP house. He has also started a small recycling business from his house.
(By Yolande Botha, NMB POPUP)

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