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Thursday, 16 November 2017 11:00

Forgiveness

The Sanctuary Soul Care team meets a wide range of people, old and young, men and women who are facing a wide variety of life circumstances and inner turmoil. What is interesting is that a common denominator for recovery amongst all these very different people is a mutual decision to walk in forgiveness.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 10:12

Forgiveness. The Only Way to Heal

The Sanctuary Soul Care team meets a wide range of people, old and young, men and women who are facing a wide variety of life circumstances and inner turmoil. What is interesting is that a common denominator for recovery amongst all these very different people is a mutual decision to walk in forgiveness.

Forgiveness is a fundamental prerequisite to emotional health and wellbeing. Yet when everything in us wants to hold a grudge, point a finger and remember the pain it can feel that we are pushed to our limits as to how much we can really forgive.

There may come a moment in our lives when we are hurt so deeply that our whole life is affected; or there may be a lifetime of small hurts and wrongs done to us that together amount to a mountain of wrongs done to us.

If we allow ourselves to think constantly about how unfair it all is, resentment and bitterness grow in our hearts and peace leaves. Bitterness grows and manifests itself in many ways – losing our temper, high blood pressure, irritability, sleeplessness, obsessed with getting even, depression, isolation, a constant negative perspective and generally feeling unwell.

Interestingly, though, when we choose instead to release people and life events through a walk of forgiveness and when we choose to let go of offenses, we ourselves find that we are set free.
When we allow a spirit of total forgiveness to reign in our hearts our own peace returns.

It can be a difficult thing to do to forgive and if you would like help in this area, please contact us at The Sanctuary Soul Care Centre or visit our website www.thesanctuary.org.za.

“Equipping the compassionate and setting the captives free.” - Isaiah 61: 1-4

Thursday, 09 November 2017 11:00

God Has Delivered Me From Anxiety and Fear

The Sanctuary Soul Care team is a group of health care professionals, psychologists, social workers and counsellors who are dedicated to seeing people set free from the bondage of inner turmoil.

Wednesday, 08 November 2017 11:00

Setting Captives Free

The Sanctuary Soul Care team is a group of health care professionals, psychologists, social workers and counsellors who are dedicated to seeing people set free from the bondage of inner turmoil.

We appreciate the help that psychology provides and filter psychology through biblical truth. We believe in the finished work of the cross and that Jesus died to set captives free. However, we are also aware that sanctification is a process and we need to appropriate what Jesus has provided for us at Calvary.

Many Christians all over the world still experience great inner turmoil. They often feel trapped, and locked into habits they can’t seem to break or caught in a sin, but they have been told that they are Christians and they have been told that this sort of thing shouldn’t happen to Christians…but it does.

Our counselling team help people to understand that Christians do face inner torment from many issues: relational problems, anger, depression, shame or guilt to name a few. It is possible to be a Christian, but still live without the peace that is rightfully ours in Christ.

However, while the conflict that churns within is very real, the answers are just as tangible. We are involved in a winnable war. At this counselling center, we are committed to assisting the body of Christ to appropriate the truth of who we are in Christ and what it means to be a child of God.

We regularly see people being set free from negative thoughts, irrational fears and habitual sins.

Therefore, if you feel disturbed by a problem or issue and do not know where to turn please contact us. We are only a call or email away. Please contact us or visit our website.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE, AND HELP IS AVAILABLE!

“Equipping the compassionate and setting the captives free.” - Isaiah 61: 1-4

Thursday, 02 November 2017 12:00

Learn a little more about us! Who are we?

The Sanctuary Soul Care Centre exists to bring healing to the community. We are interdenominational and run by a board of trustees from different churches. This week we meet Chalane. Chalane is a passionate Christ Follower, a trained Lay Counselor and a Lay Preacher in training. She is an active member of Gracepoint Church and joined Sanctuary through obedience to Gods call to be a vessel and support Sanctuary with her time and talents. She has a heart to help others and for them to find and experience God and be encouraged and supported as they experience Healing through Christ, as she has traveled this journey herself.

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 10:26

Learn a little more about us!

Over the coming weeks, we would like to let everyone know about our counselling Centre and the members who make up our team. The Sanctuary Soul Care Centre is a registered non-profit organisation which exists to provide affordable, biblically based counselling to the community and to provide compassionate people with the skills to counsel others. The vision began with Olga Fredericks and continues with Hilary Keatley and a team of dedicated board members and volunteers throughout the city of Johannesburg.

 

The Sanctuary Soul Care Centre exists to bring healing to the community. We are interdenominational and run by a board of trustees from different churches. We are registered as a non-profit organisation with the department of social development. We offer affordable biblical based counselling, training, prayer ministry and retreats for all those whether believers or not.

 

Counselling can help you when it becomes difficult to deal with your personal difficulties on your own. A team of experienced volunteer counsellors offer affordable and confidential counselling sessions to all sectors of the community, while trained psychologists are on hand to assist where people may need the help of a health care professional. We invite anyone who feels the need to discuss a problematic life situation to call and make an appointment without delay. Hundreds of people have found it beneficial, life-changing and practical.

 

“Equipping the compassionate and setting the captives free.” - Isaiah 61: 1-4

Farai Chamisa has been a loyal and faithful member of City Life Church for almost 14 years now! Wow! As I write this I am astonished at how time flies!

Farai and his wife Bongiwe, have 7 children and have served in so many areas of church life over the years from small group leaders, to ushering, platform ministry, teaching, pre-marital counseling and general counseling.
Farai is currently communicating with, directing and even counseling those who request counseling.

He is a man of integrity who has been one of our "pillars" in this church for a very long time.

A chemical engineer, Farai is a man with sound business sense and an asset to our board of trustees.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 09:37

Meet the Chairman!

Meet the chairman of the board of trustees, Farai Chamisa.


This week we would like to let everyone know about our counselling Centre and the members who make up our team. The Sanctuary Soul Care Center is a registered non-profit organisation which exists to provide affordable, biblically based counselling to the community and to provide compassionate people with the skills to counsel others. The vision began with Olga Fredericks and continues with Hilary Keatley and a team of dedicated board members and volunteers throughout the city of Johannesburg.

 

Chairman

 

This week we introduce you to our chairman of the board of trustees, Farai Chamisa.

 

Farai Chamisa has been a loyal and faithful member of City Life Church for almost 14 years now! Wow! As I write this I am astonished at how time flies!

 

Farai and his wife Bongiwe, have 7 children and have served in so many areas of church life over the years from small group leaders, to ushering, platform ministry, teaching, pre-marital counseling and general counseling.
Farai is currently communicating with, directing and even counseling those who request counseling.

 

He is a man of integrity who has been one of our "pillars" in this church for a very long time.

 

A chemical engineer, Farai is a man with sound business sense and an asset to our board of trustees.

Thursday, 19 October 2017 11:00

Forgiveness

If I were to give the most important factor necessary for emotional and psychological healing it would be forgiveness

 

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 08:31

We have to forgive in order to heal

If I were to give the most important factor necessary for emotional and psychological healing it would be forgiveness.
We need to forgive in order to heal. We need to pardon those who offend us or we open the door to our own inner torment. I have seen in my life and the lives of others, that if I do not forgive, I quickly become hard hearted, resentful and even bitter and depressed. I even feel physically more prone to headaches, and aches and pains. Yet when I forgive I too feel released.

So, what is forgiveness? Forgiveness is the act of pardoning an offender. In the Bible, the Greek word translated “forgiveness” literally means “to let go,” as when a person does not demand payment for a debt. Jesus used this comparison when he taught his followers to pray: “Forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive everyone who is in debt to us.” (Luke 11:4) Likewise, in his parable of the unmerciful slave, Jesus equated forgiveness with canceling a debt. —Matthew 18:23-35
We forgive others when we let go of resentment and give up any claim to be compensated for the hurt or loss we have suffered.

To forgive does not mean that we condone the offense or pretend that it never happened. Neither does it mean that we must allow others to take advantage of us. When we forgive, we are not condoning the wrong or acting as if it never happened—we are simply letting it go and in the process, we ourselves become free.

If you need help with forgiveness please feel free to call us at The Sanctuary Soul Care Center or visit our website.

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