In 2010, we began a partnership with Confident Children out of Conflict (CCC), pioneered and led by the wonderful Cathy Groenendijk, a fearless lover of Jesus and one of our heroes! CCC is a residential center in Juba which cares for street girls and reaches out to women/girls in the brothels. They currently provide residential care for 40 girls. Through our partnership with CCC, we at Iris South Sudan have taken in 25 Juba children living in particularly desperate and dire circumstances.
Cathy loves and welcomes volunteers and visitors. If you are interested in visiting, please specify this in our visitor application, which you can fill out here: https://irissouthsudan.org/visit-us/short-term-visits/. Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can learn more about her work on CCC’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ConfidentChildren?fref=ts.
We are so blessed to have Cathy and Confident Children Out of Conflict as part of our family. Please pray for them.