Mini-Conference Pretoria 2019

Thank you to all who attended the mini-conference in Pretoria this past Saturday. We had an amazing turnout and were so encouraged to see the commitment of all the sponsors to being involved and willing to learn through this journey of recovery. It truly makes a big difference to the eventual success of long-term recovery.

We were so blessed to have three hours of time to really discuss the many different facets of the program and how treatment works. It is not an opportunity that we get too often and we trust that those who attended left with a much deeper and broader understanding of all different activities and therapeutic work that gets done and of course an understanding of the hard work that the residents in our care do in order to complete their program.

We would like to encourage you all to continue in this fashion by joining the support groups and gaining more knowledge and more understanding and of course much needed support as you yourselves heal from the impact addiction has had on your lives.

We will hopefully see you all in October for our weekend conference.

Ladies Group Week

Our Ladies went through an intensive two week group processing time. Groups were run everyday processing past relationships, traumas and abuse. It was an extremely intensive and emotional process and we salute our ladies for becoming so vulnerable an facing their pain.

AT the end of the two weeks we took the ladies for a relaxing two days in the bush at the marvelous Kum Kula lodge where they could unwind and let go. A big thank you to Dave and Donna for providing such an awesome environment for us and for the game drives and bush walks and yoga class.  

We have seen such growth since that time in all of our ladies which has in turn lifted the recovery culture within the community tremendously. Well done to the staff who took on this therapeutic challenge and well done to the ladies for seeing it through.  We pray that you continue to go from strength to strength. 

Please see a short clip of the time in the bush. 

Weekend Celebrations

We were so blessed to celebrate all that God has done for us and for Jahara with great friends and family. It was such a super weekend of joy and laughter and we are truly grateful for all who came to join in the festivities with us. It was without a doubt a memorable weekend that we will carry with us for the rest of our lives. 

Thank you for all the support along the way. Thank you to the residents families who joined us and for those in recovery that just showed us that life in recovery is so worth it. Thank you to the Gathering Place church for your support and for the service on Sunday. 

Apart from the celebration of recovery the weekend was also a celebration of Jahara's 1 year, of my birthday and of Alans birthday. It started with a wonderful breakfast on Friday morning (thank you Deon and Leonora) followed by a stunning evening of praise and worship and an awesome Braai (Thank you to the band, to Laura, Sam, Steffin, DD, Nirvahn, Clint and especially Corne for all the hard work) and thank you to Amafu Forrest Lodge for hosting us. 

Saturday was a marvelous day of breakfast at Jahara, walks along the Blyde and then to Swadini and finally to Maholoholo Rehabilitation Centre. The spit Braai on Saturday was the perfect way to end the day (Thank you to Wynand and the staff of Amafu for such awesome food). We hope that you all got a taste of life and recovery at Jahara Treatment Centre. 

Sunday was a remarkable day with a recovery orientated service, the band was excellent, the testimonies inspiring and the sermon by Alan an anoited message. We could not have asked for a better way to end the weekend. For the few that stayed behind, Sunday evening was spent with Dave G on their game farm having one last braai and enjoying the fellowship of good people. 

Thank you everyone for making the effort to come and support us. Thank you to everyone for all you have done to help Jahara get off the ground. We are so excited to see what God is going to do. 

Our first month

Jahara Treatment Centre was blessed to move into their new property at beginning of September. What an absolutely beautiful place with views in every direction. In this month we have developed our medical facilities, we have equipped and opened our industrial kitchen and have had all our fire safety equipment installed. 

As always the program, the menu and all the activities are running amazingly well and one can really see the growth in our residents recovery journeys. It has been such an honour and a blessing to be a part of the work God is doing here at Jahara and I amazed each day with just how blessed we have been. 

A special thank you to everyone who has made this a reality and who has contributed to helping us get up and running. Onward and upward.