THE Postmasburg branch of Adullam Assemblies, a national pentecostal church, has stepped in to address the needs of a family in crisis in Newtown. The welfare team of the church identified the Molwagae family in Haakbosdraai as beneficiaries for a food and clothing parcel that had been donated by its members. A delegation of the congregation visited the family to assess and attend to their physical and spiritual needs. Johannes Molwagae expressed his sincere gratitude towards the clergy as the parcel was handed over on Wednesday (27/07). “On behalf of my family, I say thank you to the congregation of Adullam Assemblies,” Molwagae said. Haakbosdraai is an expanding informal settlement plagued by various social ills, most notably prostitution and substance abuse.The donation was part of a larger drive in Mandela Month to improve the lives of impoverished households in and around the Tsantsabane Municipal Area. Winter is traditionally a tough season for families residing in informal settlements and the church has partnered with various non-profit organisations in relief efforts over the last months. The welfare programme of the church is managed by Elder Jelico and Sylvi Theys and supported by Ronwan Witbooi, a social worker. Adullam Assemblies is a community-centred church pastored by Bishop Hendrè Jacobs, a prominent religious and community leader. Requests for social relief can be logged at email@example.com.