Sarah Hopkins

Sarah is moving to South Africa in January 2020 to serve at Trinity Children’s Centre. Sarah is passionate about using her creative skills and professional qualifications to help other people. She has a degree in Costume Production and is a qualified Integrative Arts Psychotherapist. 

Trinity Children’s Centre is a Christian school that reaches out to children in Mitchells Plain on the Cape Flats. Children here are extremely vulnerable to the physical and sexual violence, substance abuse, domestic conflict, poverty and inequality that surrounds them. There is a great need for the children to hear of the Lord Jesus and to know the hope that he offers. The centre supports children to overcome trauma they have suffered and helps them know they belong and are safe and loved. It provides a space where they can hear the gospel, receive an education and grow in the love of God.

At Trinity Children's Centre, Sarah will help children deal with trauma and be involved in sharing the good news of Christ with them. Sarah will use art and craft, music, drama, puppets and play therapy in her work with the children, and she plans to teach sewing to local women. She hopes that this might lead to the development of a clothing label that can generate funds for local gospel work.

In order to live and serve in Cape Town, Sarah needs to raise £22,000 per year. This covers flights, accommodation, food, local transport and insurance. It also includes membership fees and supervision necessary for Sarah to continue practising as a registered psychotherapist. Please consider supporting Sarah by using the giving box on this page.

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54,301,000
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21%
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