Tavern turns over new leaf

2015-06-04 06:00
The Lighthouse 
Prayer Centre, situated in Berg Street, opened its door on May 30.



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The Lighthouse Prayer Centre, situated in Berg Street, opened its door on May 30. Photo: SUPPLIED

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WHAT was once a hot spot for crime, has now turned into a beacon of hope.

The previous Swartz/ Jaydees tavern in Patensie has closed its doors and is now home to the Lighthouse Prayer Centre.

The Lighthouse Prayer Centre, situated in Berg Street, opened its door on May 30.

This community prayer centre will assist in the feeding of the less fortunate, provide clothing where needed and offer counselling for drug, alcohol, women and children abuse.

According to Wesley Pieterse, the centre will furthermore be a haven for those who never had the opportunity to go to school. “Literacy classes, as well as a study hall will be made available to them.”

A mini-library will also be available.

Pieterse said the centre is open to all churches to be used as a prayer centre.

“I give my blessing toward the centre and we as a community should be thankful and must appreciate what God has blessed us with. With this centre we can make a great impact on our future generation by guiding them on the correct path of life,” said Kouga Speaker Magdalene Dlomo at the opening of the centre

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