Kati Tillema – An Overflowing Heart

When I decided to “give up” my summer vacation from school back in the states to come to Botshabelo, I never felt as though I was sacrificing anything. I trusted God for sending me, and that, therefore, He would be bountiful in the blessings He poured out on me… and then I arrived, and those blessings were more than I could possibly have imagined.

For me Bothshabelo lives up to its meaning, “place of refuge” in the relationships I found there. I had no expectations for the place, what I would be doing, or for myself as I stepped out in faith to do the work He called me to do. The humbleness that God graced me with allowed me to soak up and be wrapped in the lessons, love and beautiful personalities which the children and adults alike at Botshabelo possess.

I’ve never felt so whole and necessary and full of God’s purpose in my life as when I left to return home. My heart is still overflowing with those feelings and I know I will carry them with me for the rest of my life, along with the the relationships I was able to foster, and I hope and trust that God will work in me to pass on those gifts to others.

Kati Tillema | USA Volunteer

About Us

Botshabelo was born, in 2000, out of a burning passion for the community and its desperate need for a place of safety, support and resources. The Babies Home, Urban Kids Educentre and offices are located on the 20 acre property of 64 on Main, Midrand. From this base we serve the community of Olievenhoutbosch and surrounds through our Early Childhood Development programme (UpliftED Training Programme). Botshabelo is passionate about transforming children’s lives through excellent education and residential care.

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+27 67 013 6679
+27 86 245 7240

Physical Address
64 Main Road (R55),
Crowthorne, Kyalami,
Midrand, South Africa.

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Branch code: 012645
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