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Who is MES?
MES is a registered non-profit organisation that has been serving the homeless and destitute community in the city of Johannesburg for over 25 years. Our vision is “To change the heart of the city!"
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Youth Enrichment - Testimony of Xolani Nhlapho
“My name is Xolani Nhlapo. I come from Grasmere. I live with my grandparents, aunt, three siblings, two nieces and one nephew. I went to Willowmead High School and obtained my matric certificate in 2008.
After my application at UJ has been rejected, I became a Joshua. I think God wanted me to take a different path and join the Joshua service year programme. The programme helped me discover myself, hidden talents and strengths and weaknesses. It taught me about responsibility, morals and values.
In 2012 I became a group leader. You may be asking “Why?” I guess God hasn’t finished teaching me yet. I have to accept the responsibility of monitoring a team.
This year we are attending Bible College. I am thrilled by this because I get to understand the Bible in-depth now. I am in a process of building a strong relationship with God. This programme saved my life because I was losing hope. I am able to see God working in my life. When I fall, God brings me a magic carpet to stand on. At this stage the Joshua Programme is that carpet for me.”